Sevierville Domestic Violence Attorneys

Sevierville, Tennessee has been awarded various honors in recent years, including being ranked first as Best Place to Live for cities with a population fewer than 1 million in Places Rated Almanac Millennium Edition, and being ranked third on the Best Cities for Relocating Families List in Worldwide ERC and Primacy Relocation. But being a highly rated place to live and raise a family does not imply that Sevierville does not have its share of problems. Crime exists in every city, and crimes against family members are no exception.

Domestic violence is a reality in Sevierville, and throughout the state, and is punishable by law. But domestic violence incidents are rarely open and shut cases as a number of different factors may come into play. False accusations by vengeful spouses or partners are a common cause of domestic violence accusations. If you have been accused of domestic violence in Tennessee, the Sevierville criminal defense lawyers at Baker & Associates can help you effectively defend your legal rights.

Crime of Domestic Assault

Tennessee Code Annotated (T.C.A.) 39-13-111 refers to domestic violence as domestic assault, which ultimately is the crime of assault against a domestic relation. In this section, a domestic abuse victim is defined as any of the following:

Domestic Abuse Penalties

If a person is convicted of domestic assault, they are subject to the same penalties as those convicted by assault, which include a Class A or B misdemeanor charge, a maximum jail sentence of one year and a maximum fine of $2,500. A judge may also order that the offender complete a counseling program.

Committed to Building a Strong Defense

If you’ve been arrested for domestic assault in Sevierville or elsewhere in the state of Tennessee, you are likely feeling very overwhelmed and perhaps even confused. It is not uncommon for accusations of domestic violence to be made out of spite and/or vengeance, but that does not mean a false accusation cannot result in an unlawful conviction. To avoid such a terrible situation, it is essential that you have experienced and aggressive legal representation that can protect your rights and build an effective defense on your behalf.

At Baker & Associates, our knowledgeable Tennessee criminal defense attorneys have years of experience in handling such cases and so are well equipped to effectively fight against false accusations and misleading or weak evidence. We understand how the prosecution and the criminal court system works and we are dedicated to achieving the most favorable results possible for our clients. To speak to one of our attorneys about your particular situation, call us for a consultation today at (865) 546-6000.

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800 South Gay Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37929

Phone: (865) 521-0001
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Sevierville, Tennessee 37862

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Johnson City, Tennessee 37601

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