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Strategic Defense Strategy for Domestic Violence Charges

Murfreesboro Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer

Have You Been Accused or Arrested? Protect Your Rights

Attorney ClarkeIf you or someone you know has been arrested for an alleged domestic violence offense, you will need to work with a qualified Murfreesboro criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Tennessee prosecutors and police officers do not take these types of offenses lightly and they will try to pursue the harshest possible penalties under the law. Without a strategic defense put into place, you could be risking your rights and freedoms, including your right to own a firearm.

Why Choose The Clarke Law Firm?

  • David Clarke is named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by National Trial Lawyers
  • Our firm has earned a solid record of results for our clients
  • We have helped defend Murfreesboro clients for more than 10 years
  • We offer cost-effective counsel (reasonable fees and FREE consultations)
  • Our firm is honest and upfront – you’re always informed of your options
  • Se Habla Español – bilingual representation for English and Spanish speakers

Your side of the story needs to be heard. Call our Murfreesboro domestic violence attorney at (615) 645-1501 to request a consultation.

What Qualifies as Domestic Violence?

These charges can involve an assault on a partner, roommate, spouse, or other family member. “Domestic violence” can involve a wide range of actions, including discharging a firearm, defacing marital property, harassment, stalking, violating a protective order, or verbal/emotional abuse. Regardless of the action, prosecutors take these allegations extremely seriously.

A domestic assault can be associated with the following:

  • Serious bodily injury
  • Fear of imminent or serious bodily injury
  • Offensive or provocative physical contact

Class A & B Misdemeanors

If convicted, a domestic violence charge can result in a jail sentence, fines, and a mark on your permanent criminal record.

Types of penalties can range, as detailed below:

  • A domestic assault is a Class A misdemeanor with a maximum punishment of 11 months and 29 days in jail and a maximum fine of $200.
  • If the assault is charged as offensive or provocative physical contact however, it is a Class B misdemeanor with a maximum punishment of six months in jail and a maximum fine of $200.

Class C Felony

If convicted, a domestic violence charge can result in a jail sentence, fines, and a mark on your permanent criminal record.

In addition to these penalties, you may also be ordered by a judge to take a batterer’s intervention program. If convicted of domestic violence, you will not be allowed to own or possess a firearm.

Why You Need to Obtain Aggressive Legal Representation Immediately

Perhaps your charges arise out of an argument where minimal or no injuries occurred. Many times, police are given inaccurate reports (particularly in divorce cases) and they will always side with the alleged victim. Even if the victim decides to drop the charges against you, the District Attorney’s office can still choose to prosecute the case. At Clarke Law Firm, our Murfreesboro criminal defense lawyer is committed to hearing your side of the story and protecting your rights, reputation, and future.

For a consultation and for the dedicated defense you deserve on your side,contact our team at (615) 645-1501 today.

Our Record of Successful Case Results

  • Dismissed Aggravated Arson
  • Not Guilty Appeal of General Sessions
  • Charge Dismissed Assault
  • Case Settled for $380,000 Car Accident
  • Visitation Suspended Child Custody
  • Received Full Custody Child Custody
  • Charges Reduced Class B Felony
  • Charge Dismissed Domestic Violence
  • Charge Dismissed Driving on Revoked
  • DUI Dismissed DUI