Domestic AssaultServing Murfreesboro, TN & The Surrounding Counties
Murfreesboro Domestic Assault Attorney
Informed Legal Guidance in Rutherford, Coffee, & Wilson Counties
Domestic assault charges can seriously disrupt your life. Not only could you face prison time or other criminal consequences if found guilty, but you could also be denied custody of your children, be unable to find work, and encounter countless other hardships. Such charges can also destroy your reputation and fracture your relationships. The cost of being found guilty is too great to trust your defense to just anyone.
Will Fraley, Attorney at Law can provide strong legal protection and defend your rights. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help with your case.
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What is Considered as “Domestic Assault?”
It is a common misconception that “domestic assault” only involves incidents in which violence occurs between romantic partners. While these types of cases are considered domestic assault and account for a large number of these crimes, spousal violence is not the only situation that can be classified as domestic assault. An act of violence can be labeled as domestic assault if the involved parties have any kind of close relationship; the relationship between the alleged perpetrator and the victim does not have to be romantic in order to qualify as domestic assault.
A case may be classified as domestic assault if an act of violence occurs between:
- Spouses, domestic partners, or even people who are casually dating
- People who have a romantic history but are not currently in a relationship with each other
- Parents and children, siblings, or any family members
Other Types of Violent Assault Crimes
When an alleged offender and victim in an assault case do not know each other or do not have a relationship that can qualify the crime as domestic violence, the incident may be labeled as assault, assault and battery, or aggravated assault.
Assault is the act of harming another person, although it can also be defined as threatening to harm someone. Assault and battery, therefore, is threatening to harm someone and carrying out the act.
Aggravated assault is assault that involves an aggravating factor, such as the use of a weapon. Aggravated assault may be considered as “intentional” if the assault was planned, or “reckless” if the assault involved negligence.
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