Domestic Violence: This Serious Issue Requires Experience On Your Side
I look at the news every day and see that domestic violence is on the rise. Harsh words are said. Tempers flare. Violence breaks out. That scene most likely escalates to the police getting involved. At that point, one or both of the parties will be arrested and taken to jail. If you have been arrested and charged with domestic violence in Nashville, you face a very serious situation.
Tennessee’s law regarding domestic violence does not fool around – the courts mean business and demand justice be served. Did you know that domestic violence is a specific crime category that makes other related charges much more serious? For instance, if you are charged with kidnapping, harassment or child endangerment, these charges would have steeper penalties if attached to a domestic violence situation.
Along the same lines, let’s say that you get into an altercation and hit another person. More likely than not, you would be charged with misdemeanor assault in Tennessee. However, if that other person you hit was your husband, wife, child or parent, the charge would then be domestic assault. If you were convicted of that particular crime, you would potentially face the following:
- Paying a higher fine
- Being unable to permanently possess a firearm
- Possibly experiencing longer jail time
- Being treated unequally in child custody cases or other family court decisions
Russell Thomas: Nashville Domestic Violence Attorney You Can Count On
I do not mean to scare you. I firmly believe in being straight with my clients. Facing a domestic violence charge of any kind can be a life-changing experience….and not for the better. Increased jail time, steeper fines and penalties and a disadvantaged situation in custody cases are but a few examples of what you can face if you do not retain effective and experienced counsel.
It’s important you speak with a Nashville domestic violence attorney who is open, up front and honest. I am that attorney. You deserve the best representation, and I am confident that I can provide you with that representation. Won’t you consider calling me today for a FREE CONSULTATION? There is absolutely no obligation to you, and we can discuss your situation and see how I can be of help.
My telephone number is (615) 988-1892. I am here and ready to help.