3325 Aspen Grove Drive, Ste 105
Franklin, Tennessee 37067
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OFFICE 615.414.1329
SANDRA L. WELLS
ATTORNEY AT LAW

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

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Sometimes is a simple misunderstanding of the facts and unless you are represented by a competent criminal defense lawyer in Franklin TN the true story will not reach the ears of the prosecutor. Our lawyers in Franklin TN are here to be your voice in court. Regardless of our client's gender, we are proactive in finding the best solution for our clients. 

Sandra L. Wells | Franklin Criminal and DUI Lawyer | Criminal Defense Attorney in Williamson County

Sandra L. Wells,Esq. 

(615) 414-1329 Ofc
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Criminal Defense Lawyer in Franklin, TN

I am a knowledgeable and experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer in Franklin TN. I represent people from all walks of life and treat each one with dignity and respect. Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony assault you are in good hands with our Criminal Defense Lawyers in Franklin TN.  
   
         
In Tennessee, a single act or threat may be enough to get you arrested on a criminal charge for assault or aggravated assault. Our aggravated assault criminal defense lawyers are experienced in defending you against a this very serious criminal charge. The majority of assault cases our criminal defense attorneys handle involve representing men facing serious charges. Many times our Franklin TN criminal defense lawyers find that when the case gets to court the accuser fails to show up or recants their story or that the officer has trumped up the charges.

In any event, being charged with Aggravated Assault is a serious accusation and you need a serious top-notch lawyer in Franklin TN who has experience in this area. If you have been charged with aggravate assault or simple assault, call us now for a free consultation.  Our Franklin TN criminal lawyers are here to help.

Aggravated Assault

(a)(1) A person commits aggravated assault who:
         (A) Intentionally or knowingly commits an assault as defined in § 39-13-101, and:
 
(i) Causes serious bodily injury to another;
(ii) Uses or displays a deadly weapon; or
(iii) Attempts or intends to cause bodily injury to                     another by strangulation; or
           (B) Recklessly commits an assault as defined in § 39-13-101(a)(1), and:
                        (i) Causes serious bodily injury to another; or
                        (ii) Uses or displays a deadly weapon.

(2) For purposes of subdivision (a)(1)(A)(iii) “strangulation” means intentionally impeding normal breathing or circulation of the blood by applying pressure to the throat or neck or by blocking the nose and mouth of another person.(b) A person commits aggravated assault who, being the parent or custodian of a child or the custodian of an adult, intentionally or knowingly fails or refuses to protect the child or adult from an aggravated assault as defined in subdivision (a)(1) or aggravated child abuse as defined in § 39-15-402.

(c) A person commits aggravated assault who, after having been enjoined or restrained by an order, diversion or probation agreement of a court of competent jurisdiction from in any way causing or attempting to cause bodily injury or in any way committing or attempting to commit an assault against an individual or individuals, intentionally or knowingly attempts to cause or causes bodily injury or commits or attempts to commit an assault against the individual or individuals.

(d) A person commits aggravated assault who, with intent to cause physical injury to any public employee or an employee of a transportation system, public or private, whose operation is authorized by title 7, chapter 56, causes physical injury to the employee while the public employee is performing a duty within the scope of the public employee's employment or while the transportation system employee is performing an assigned duty on, or directly related to, the operation of a transit vehicle.

(e)(1) Aggravated assault under subsection (d) is a Class A misdemeanor. Aggravated assault under subdivision (a)(1)(A) or subsection (b) or (c) is a Class C felony. Aggravated assault under subdivision (a)(1)(B) is a Class D felony. However, if an offense under subdivision (a)(1)(A) or subdivision (a)(1)(B) or subsection (c) is committed against a law enforcement officer, then the maximum fine shall be fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000).(2) In addition to any other punishment that may be imposed for a violation of this section, if the relationship between the defendant and the victim of the assault is such that the victim is a victim as defined in § 36-3-601(5), and if, as determined by the court, the defendant possesses the ability to pay a fine in an amount not in excess of two hundred dollars ($200), then the court shall impose a fine at the level of the defendant's ability to pay, but not in excess of two hundred dollars ($200). The additional fine shall be paid to the clerk of the court imposing sentence, who shall transfer it to the state treasurer, who shall credit the fine to the general fund. All fines so credited to the general fund shall be subject to appropriation by the general assembly for the exclusive purpose of funding family violence shelters and shelter services. Such appropriation shall be in addition to any amount appropriated pursuant to § 67-4-411.

Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-13-102

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