Domestic Violence Lawyer in Cheatham County
Representing Those Accused of Domestic Violence
Being convicted of domestic violence can radically alter your life. You can be sentenced to jail or even prison, and you can become responsible for thousands of dollars in fines. These are severe consequences that you shouldn’t have to face when you aren’t responsible for the charges against you—that’s why you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side.
Rhonda R. Crabtree can provide the legal support you need to fight against your domestic violence charges. We understand that for every criminal charge, there’s another side of the story. When you know you are unfairly accused of a crime, you need a strong legal advocate who can help you protect your rights and freedom. Rest assured that as an experienced domestic violence lawyer in Cheatham County, Rhonda R. Crabtree can offer the personalized attention your case needs to secure the best possible outcome.
Call (615) 235-1564 today to request a free consultation with Rhonda R. Crabtree.
What Is Domestic Violence in Tennessee?
Domestic violence refers to the intent to harm a family member or someone within a shared household. Physical acts, threats of violence, sexual assault, and emotional abuse as they occur between members of a family or household may be considered domestic violence.
For the purposes of this crime, a member of a family or household can include the following people:
- Spouses (current or former)
- People who have a current or previous dating relationship
- People who have lived together or currently do so
- Blood relatives or relatives by adoption
- In-laws and other relatives by marriage
- Any adult or child member of a household
- Unmarried people who have a child in common, regardless of their current/former relation or living situation
You can face a domestic violence charge even if you aren’t accused of physical violence; though, accusations that include physical violence could result in additional charges for aggravated domestic assault.
Penalties for a Domestic Violence Conviction
It’s important to fight against domestic violence charges because a conviction can result in serious consequences. Rest assured that Rhonda R. Crabtree is an experienced domestic violence attorney in Cheatham County who can help you protect your rights.
Here are some of the potential penalties for a domestic violence conviction:
- Class A misdemeanor: Up to one year in jail and a fine not exceeding $2,500.
- Class B misdemeanor: Up to six months in jail and a fine not exceeding $500.
- Felony Aggravated Assault: 2-15 years in prison and a $5,000-$10,000 fine.
In addition to these penalties, those convicted of domestic violence may also be ordered to pay restitution. Although child custody is a separate civil matter, a conviction for domestic violence could also result in legal action that may reduce your custody or visitation.
Contact Rhonda R. Crabtree for Legal Assistance
Rhonda R. Crabtree is the domestic violence attorney in Cheatham County you can count on for an aggressive defense. She has helped many clients fight the charges against them and protected their rights while doing so. If you are unfairly accused of domestic violence, it’s time to call someone who’s willing to hear your side of the story.
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