Nashville Assault and Battery Defense Attorney

Charged with Assault and Battery in Tennessee? What Is Involved?

I can only imagine how anxious you must feel. Being charged with a misdemeanor or felony assault and battery charge in Nashville is serious. As an experienced Nashville assault and battery attorney, I want to give you the legal counsel you need and deserve. First of all, let me tell you a little bit about Tennessee law regarding assault and battery charges. The terms “assault” and “battery” are included under the title of “Assault.” Assaults can carry extremely steep penalties, and the state of Tennessee takes these charges very seriously. If you happen to be charged with assault in the state of Tennessee, the court believes that you did one of the following things:

  • Intentionally or knowingly caused physical contact with someone that they would regard as offensive or provocative
  • Intentionally or knowingly caused another to reasonably fear imminent injury
  • Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury to someone (Ref: TCA 39-13-101)

I will not mince words with you. If you are convicted of either a misdemeanor or a felony assault charge, you face a steep battle uphill. Tennessee carries very stiff jail terms for assault convictions. Depending on your situation, you could face anywhere from 1 to 12 years or more behind bars. You will then have a criminal record that will follow you the rest of your life. Bottom line, you cannot try and fight an assault charge on your own.

Russell Thomas: Nashville Assault and Battery Attorney Who Will Fight for You

Before I opened my own criminal defense practice, I was an Assistant District Attorney in Nashville, prosecuting criminal cases ranging from assault and battery to white collar crimes and everything in between and beyond. My passion is to fight for your rights as I am a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys as well as the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. I have the critical experience needed to help you mount a strong defense. It would be my privilege to help you.

Won’t you give my office a call today? I will give you a FREE CONSULTATION where we can talk about your situation and what I can do to help you. Please call me at 615-620-0891 today. Your complete satisfaction is my goal.



I'm sure you have many questions. For a FREE CONSULTATION, please call me at 615-620-0891 and I will be more than glad to offer you my advice.

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