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Assault & Battery Lawyer in Knoxville, TN

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At the Law Office of Joseph A. Fanduzz in Knoxville, TN, we understand that being accused of assault or battery can be a distressing and life-altering experience. Our experienced assault and battery defense attorneys are here to provide you with the legal representation and guidance needed to navigate these challenging situations.

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Understanding Assault and Battery in Tennessee

In Tennessee, assault and battery are distinct legal terms with specific definitions and penalties:

  • Assault typically refers to intentional conduct that reasonably causes another person to fear imminent bodily harm. This means that even if no physical contact occurs, a person can still be charged with assault.
  • Battery, on the other hand, involves intentional harmful or offensive physical contact with another person without their consent. This means that physical contact must occur for a battery charge.

Penalties for Assault and Battery Charges in Tennessee

The penalties for assault and battery charges in Tennessee vary based on the severity of the offense and whether any aggravating factors are present. Here is an overview of the potential consequences:

  • Simple Assault/Battery (Class A Misdemeanor):
    • Penalties may include up to 11 months and 29 days in jail.
    • Fines of up to $2,500.
    • Probation or community service may also be imposed.
  • Assault/Battery (Class B Misdemeanor):
    • Fines up to $15,000.
  • Aggravated Intentional Assault (Class C Felony):
    • Penalties may include 3 to 15 years in prison.
    • Mandatory minimum sentences may apply in some cases.
  • Aggravated Reckless Assault/Battery (Class B Felony):
    • Penalties may include 2 to 12 years in prison.
    • Mandatory minimum sentences may apply in some cases.

How an Assault and Battery Defense Attorney Can Help

Facing assault or battery charges can be overwhelming, but having a skilled attorney by your side can make a significant difference. Here's how we can assist:

  • Legal Expertise: Our attorneys possess a deep understanding of Tennessee's assault and battery laws and the nuances of each case.
  • Defense Strategy: We will develop a tailored defense strategy based on the specific circumstances of your case, challenging evidence and witnesses when necessary.
  • Negotiation Skills: We can negotiate with prosecutors to seek reduced charges or alternative sentencing options.
  • Protection of Rights: We are committed to upholding your constitutional rights throughout the legal process.
  • Support and Guidance: We provide unwavering support to our clients, guiding them through the complexities of their case.

If you're facing assault or battery charges, it's crucial to have a skilled defense attorney on your side. Our firm can help by carefully reviewing the facts of your case, challenging any evidence presented against you, and developing a strong defense strategy. We may be able to negotiate a plea deal, seek a reduction of charges, or represent you at trial, if necessary.

Why Choose the Law Office of Joseph A. Fanduzz?

Choosing the Law Office of Joseph A. Fanduzz means choosing a firm with extensive experience in handling assault and battery cases. We understand the nuances of Tennessee law and will work tirelessly to protect your rights and your future.

We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and answer any questions you may have. Let us help guide you through this challenging time and work towards the best possible outcome for your situation.

Contact the Law Office of Joseph A. Fanduzz today at (865) 896-9971 to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you navigate the complexities of an assault or battery charge.

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