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Those facing domestic violence charges may need legal help

Sometimes, a person misunderstands what another person does or says. Usually all it takes to resolve the situation is for the people involved to simply have a conversation about the issue, so that they are both on the same page. However, some misunderstandings, unfortunately, can become highly emotional, with one or both parties becoming especially angry. In these cases, a person may get the police involved. They may allege they were physically harmed by the other party, resulting in an arrest. Being accused of domestic assault in Tennessee can impact a person's life for many years to come.

If a person is convicted of domestic assault, that person will be penalized in the same fashion as other assault crimes, with one exception. If a person commits domestic assault, that person will have violated the federal Lautenberg Amendment. By doing so, that person will have permanently lost the ability to possess a gun. There may also be other penalties as well.

Even if a person is only convicted on misdemeanor domestic assault charges, it could have a negative effect on their everyday life. It could prevent them from holding certain jobs, it could affect their ability to join the military and it could ruin their reputation in their community.

With all of this in mind, it is important that those accused of domestic assault prepare a strong defense strategy. This may mean working with an attorney who has handled a wide variety of domestic abuse cases. Our firm has represented many clients accused of domestic assault. With the right defense strategy, it may be possible to have domestic assault charges reduced or dismissed altogether. Our webpage on domestic violence in Tennessee may help people accused of this crime understand more about their options.

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