Violent Crime Lawyer in Tipton County, TN
Experienced Covington & Somerville Violent Crime Attorney Ready to Help You
If you've been charged with a violent crime in Tennessee, you need an experienced lawyer on your side. Violent crimes carry serious penalties in our state, and you need someone who knows the ins and outs of the legal system to help you get the best possible outcome.
Violent crime encompasses many different offenses. However, no matter what you have been charged with, you can trust our dynamic team of attorneys at Huffman Mason, PLLC to bring our individual perspectives to your case and strategize a strong defense to lower your penalties to a minimum and help you retain as many of your rights after conviction as possible.
What are Considered Violent Crimes in Tennessee?
Tennessee state law defines violent crime as any offense in which the alleged perpetrator has physically harmed or threatened to harm another person or their property.
Types of Violent Crimes
Violent crimes include:
What is Assault?
Assault involves intentional injury, physical contact, or infliction of fear or threat of bodily injury on another person. To charge you with assault, the prosecution must prove that you:
- Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly caused bodily injury to another
- Intentionally or knowingly caused another to reasonably fear imminent bodily injury
- Intentionally or knowingly caused physical contact with another that a reasonable person would regard as extremely offensive or provocative
Domestic violence is a category of assault committed against someone who is a:
- Current or former spouse
- Dating or sexual partner
- Blood or adoptive relative
- Current or former relative by marriage
- Adult or minor child of any of the above individuals
Tennessee law defines first degree murder as one of three types:
- The premeditated and intentional killing of another person
- A killing while committing or attempting any other first-degree murder, burglary, theft, kidnapping, rape
- A killing committed by use of a bomb
On the other hand, second degree murder is generally defined as intentional murder that lacks premeditation, is intended to only cause bodily harm, and demonstrates an extreme indifference to human life.
What are the Penalties for Violent Crimes?
In the state of Tennessee, violent crimes can carry severe penalties. These includes heavy fines and substantial jail or prison sentences, but it doesn't end there. Being convicted of a violent crime can affect your future employment as well as your right to vote.
Contact Our Violent Crimes Attorneys Today: (901) 295-0100
If you have been charged with committing a violent crime, seek legal representation immediately. Our team at Huffman Mason, PLLC brings a fresh and innovative perspective to your case and can build an aggressive defense strategy on your behalf.