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Memphis Assault Attorney

At Francavilla Law Firm, we have the knowledge and skill to represent clients facing all types of criminal charges, including those related to assault and battery. With 25 years of experience, our Memphis assault lawyer, Tim Francavilla, can provide you with effective representation to help you get your charges dropped or reduced.

Call (901) 979-9992 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with an experienced assault attorney in Memphis.

Dedicated to Giving Our Clients the Best Possible Representation

Attorney Tim Francavilla takes a highly personalized approach to each case he takes on. When you hire our firm, you can benefit from working one-to-one with your attorney throughout the entirety of your case. We genuinely care about you and are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.

We have successfully represented clients facing all types of assault charges, including:

  • Simple assault
  • Aggravated assault
  • Domestic assault
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Assault and battery
  • Threatening

Types of Assault Charges in Tennessee

There are two main types of assault crimes in Tennessee: simple assault and aggravated assault. The primary difference between the two offenses pertains to the severity of the harm suffered by the victim.

Simple Assault

According to Tennessee Code Annotated § 39-13-101, assault is defined as intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly:

  • Causing bodily injury to another person
  • Causing someone else to fear imminent bodily injury
  • Engaging in physical contact that another person considers extremely provocative or offensive

Aggravated Assault

Tennessee Code Annotated § 39-13-102 defines aggravated assault as intentionally or knowingly committing assault that involves:

  • Causing serious bodily injury to the victim
  • Using or displaying a deadly weapon
  • Attempting to cause physical injury by strangulation
  • Causing physical injury to a public employee or transit system worker during the performance of their duties

What is the Penalty for Assault in Tennessee?

The punishments for assault depend on whether the crime is considered “simple” or “aggravated.”

Simple assault can either be charged as a Class A or Class B misdemeanor. Class A misdemeanors are punishable by a maximum fine of $2,500 and up to 11 months and 29 days in jail. The penalty for a Class B misdemeanor is a fine of up to $500 and up to 6 months in jail.

Those who are convicted of aggravated assault will face harsher penalties. Aggravated assault can either be a Class C or D felony. As a Class C felony, the defendant will face 3 to 15 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000. When aggravated assault is charged as a Class D felony, it carries a punishment of 2 to 12 years in prison and a maximum fine of $5,000.

Is Domestic Assault a Felony in TN?

As with all other types of assault offenses, domestic assault can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony in Tennessee; it depends on the circumstances of the case and the attitude of the prosecutor. However, Tennessee takes a strong stand on behalf of victims of domestic violence which can affect juror perception of anyone accused of the crime, despite the fact that all defendants are "innocent until proven guilty." To best protect your rights you should contact an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible.

Obtain Effective Legal Representation

If you have been charged with assault and are looking for legal assistance, turn to Francavilla Law Firm. Our Memphis assault attorney, Tim Francavilla, has your best interests in mind and can aggressively pursue the outcome that you deserve. Place your case in the hands of someone you know you can trust.

Reliable legal counsel is just a phone call away. Contact us today at (901) 979-9992 to learn more about your rights and options.

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