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Knoxville Domestic Violence Lawyer

Aggressive Representation to Protect Your Rights

Domestic violence accusations can destroy a person's reputation overnight. If you were charged with this crime, it is crucial that you immediately speak with a Knoxville domestic violence lawyer who knows how to protect your future. With over a decade of experience helping clients, the Law Office of Joseph A. Fanduzz is here for you.

If you are facing charges for domestic violence in Tennessee, schedule your free consultation now by calling (865) 896-9971 or contacting us online.

Tennessee Domestic Violence Laws

While many crimes require that police witness the perpetration of an illegal act, domestic violence charges can be brought merely on the basis of an accusation, and accusers may not even live at the home in question.

You could be charged with domestic violence against victims such as:

  • Spouses and exes
  • Housemates
  • Significant others
  • Relatives
  • In-laws
  • Children of any of the above parties

Contrary to what you may think, violence and injury do not have to take place. Simply putting someone in fear of injury constitutes a domestic violence charge.

If you are convicted of domestic violence in Tennessee, you could face:

  • Up to a year in jail
  • Fines of up to $2,500
  • The frustration of dealing with a criminal history

Subsequent convictions of domestic violence will enhance those penalties.

Penalties for Domestic Assault in Tennessee

Under Tennessee law, you can face the same penalties for general assault crimes. Additionally, you may permanently lose your rights to carry firearms and you may have to pay an additional fine that funds family violence shelters.

Possible penalties for domestic assault:

  • Class A misdemeanor - A $2,500 fine and/or 11 months and 29 days in jail or both
  • Class B misdemeanor – A $500 fine and/or six months in jail or both

Possible penalties for domestic aggravated assault:

  • Class C felony – A $10,000 fine and 3 to 15 years in prison
  • Class D felony – A $5,000 fine and 2 to 12 years in prison

Why Choose Our Firm?

When you are falsely charged with a crime, it is natural to feel alone and frustrated. At the Law Office of Joseph A. Fanduzz, we believe you deserve the chance to tell your side of the story and obtain the best possible outcome for your situation.

During your initial consultation, we will discuss what happened and take action to avoid your being subject to any protective orders or other undue consequences. The sooner you call, the more time our Knoxville domestic violence attorney will have to prepare an effective legal strategy on your behalf.

Facing charges for domestic violence? Call (865) 896-9971 now to meet with our team.