Domestic violence is a charge that covers a wide range of offenses and often it can be hard to separate out the truth from the conflicting testimonies that always seem to appear. In the state of Tennessee, a responding officer is instructed to arrest the “primary aggressor” in the case and remove them from the scene. This almost always results in charges of domestic violence against the person who was arrested.
Despite common perception, domestic violence is not limited to conflict between a husband and wife. In fact, conflict with any of several groups of people can be considered a domestic violence case –
- Former spouse
- Someone related by blood or by marriage
- Person with whom you have a child
The actual charges brought in a domestic violence case are usually the same as any other assault case. The only difference is that there is usually a temporary restraining order put in place to keep the parties separate until the case has been resolved.
If you have been charged with domestic violence in Tennessee, you need to do everything possible to defend yourself. Being convicted can have long lasting implications on your life including jail time, fines, and protection orders that keep you away from your family.
To get started working on your defense today, contact the law offices of Gregory P. Issacs at 865-673-4953. We would be happy to meet with you and provide a free consultation. We are here to help.