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In Tennessee, injury allegations not always necessary for assault charges

Individuals who are convicted on assault charges here in Tennessee can end up being given some pretty significant punishments. Thus, facing assault charges can be a very scary, stressful and worry-filled experience for an individual.

Our law firm understands how worried a person facing such charges can feel and how much is at stake in criminal cases involving such charges. We are dedicated to providing high-quality defense services and support to Tennesseans who are facing assault charges or other violent crime charges.

One of the things that can lead to a person facing assault charges in the state is if they are accused of intentionally, knowingly or recklessly injuring someone.

However, a person does not need to be accused of injuring a person to face assault charges in Tennessee. This is because, under state law, a person can also face assault charges if they are accused of having intentionally or knowingly done one of the following:

  • Made physical contact that would reasonably be regarded as provocative or extremely offensive with someone. 
  • Taken action that caused someone to have a reasonable fear that bodily injury was imminent.

Thus, there are a wide range of different circumstances under which a person could find themselves facing assault charges in the state, including circumstances in which no person actually suffered any bodily injury. 

For more information on assault charges and other violent crime charges in Tennessee and the legal services our firm can provide to defendants in violent crime cases, visit our page on violent crime charges.   

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