Assault & Battery Attorneys in Knoxville
Tennessee Assault & Battery Charges
Some people are surprised to learn they have been charged with assault even if they have not physically touched anyone. It is important to understand that assault is not always an act of physical violence. Even acting in a threatening manner could lead to an assault charge.
In Tennessee, assault is defined as:
- Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing bodily injury to a person
- Intentionally or knowingly making someone reasonably afraid of being bodily injured
- Intentionally or knowingly making physical contact that can reasonably be seen as extremely offensive or provocative
At Eldridge & Blakney in Knoxville, our assault and battery attorneys have represented people facing both misdemeanor and felony charges. We can defend you from the strict penalties that often accompany this charge.
If you have been charged with assault, call (865) 544-2010 today. We offer free initial consultations.
Aggravated Assault Charges in TN
Aggravated assault is the more severe version of an assault charge. Assault is usually upgraded to aggravated assault when serious bodily injury or death occurs, or when a deadly weapon is used or displayed. Strangulation is also considered an aggravated assault in Tennessee. Aggravated assault is a serious felony. Assault may be accompanied by a battery charge when someone makes physical contact with the intent to cause harm.
Eldridge & Blakney, PC Assault & Battery Legal Counsel
Violent crime charges carry stiff penalties, but these cases are often complex and many of the details can be obscured given the heat of the moment. Witness testimony can be exaggerated, and you may find yourself facing harsher charges than the situation warrants.
Our knowledgeable assault attorneys in Knoxville can review your case and tell you more about your legal options. We provide honest and upfront feedback so that our clients can have a realistic idea of what to expect.
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