Chattanooga Attorney To Protect Against Charges Of Assault/Domestic Assault

The penalties can be life-altering if you have been charged with domestic violence, assault, aggravated assault, rape, or murder. Assaults can be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the facts alleged in the arrest warrant or the indictment. Assaulted offense convictions can result in probation, jail, fines, and the loss of the right to own firearms.

Statutory rape, sexual battery, and rape charges in Tennessee carry consequences that can be life-changing. These penalties can include sex offender registration, probation, and prison. A skilled defense including a thorough investigation will best serve you in resolving your legal issues.

Every assault case is different. Calling upon his knowledge and experience in the areas of violent crime and assault, Mr. Byrd is skilled at sorting out the details of each case to produce the best possible defense. An aggressive, experienced attorney with the Covert Law Group, he has the ability to effectively assess and evaluate your case and, no matter what the offense, ensure that your rights are protected.

If you have been charged with assault, or any other violent crime, contact attorney Sam Byrd today.

Assault And Aggravated Assault Defined

39-13-101. Assault. 39-13-102. Aggravated Assault.

State law provides that a person who commits assault must have done one of the following:

  • Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly caused bodily injury to another;
  • Intentionally or knowingly caused another to reasonably fear imminent bodily injury; or
  • Intentionally or knowingly caused physical contact with another and a reasonable person would regard the contact as extremely offensive or provocative.

Aggravated assault requires the use of a deadly weapon or serious bodily injury to have occurred. Tennessee law provides that a person commits aggravated assault who intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly commits an assault as defined above and:

  • Causes serious bodily injury to another; or
  • Uses or displays a deadly weapon

Domestic Assault

Domestic assault or domestic violence is one of the most common crimes. The Chattanooga domestic violence attorneys have the legal knowledge to help you through this difficult time. Our savvy and experienced legal team will thoroughly investigate and prepare your case to construct the best defense possible. Putting your case in the hands of a domestic violence attorney at our office is one of the smartest choices you can make in defending and protecting your legal rights.

Domestic Assault Defined

39-13-111. Domestic assault.

Tennessee law provides that a person commits a domestic assault who:

  • Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to a family or household member;
  • Intentionally or knowingly causes a family or household member to reasonably fear imminent bodily injury;
  • Intentionally or knowingly causes physical contact with a family or household member and a reasonable person would regard the contact as extremely offensive or provocative.

A "family or household member" is defined as a spouse, former spouse, person related by blood or marriage, a person who currently resides or in the past resided with that person as if a family, or a person who has a child or children in common regardless of whether they have been married or resided together at any time.

A Full Investigation Of The Facts For A Thorough Defense

Sam Byrd is a domestic violence attorney who understands the intense emotions surrounding these serious criminal charges. Our domestic violence attorneys keep clients informed about all aspects of their cases and involve them in their defense. By investigating self-defense and witness credibility issues and employing powerful defense tactics, our aggressive representation will protect your rights if you have been charged with domestic violence in Tennessee.

With an assault defense attorney who will spend as much time necessary to investigate, prepare, and try your case, you can be sure that you receive the quality representation you deserve.

Consequences of domestic violence can include:

  • Imprisonment
  • Probation
  • Anger management class
  • Fines

If you or someone close to you has been charged with a violent crime, you want to consult with a skilled and experienced assault defense attorney in Chattanooga. Your future and the futures of those you love can depend on it.

Know Your Rights

If you are accused of a violent crime including murder, domestic violence, rape, reckless endangerment, aggravated assault or assault in the Chattanooga, Collegedale, or Rhea County area:

  • Do not discuss your case with anyone except your attorney.
  • If you do not have an attorney, obtain one immediately.

Sam Byrd can help you through the complex process of defending a violent crime or assault charge. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with a criminal defense lawyer.