Middle Tennessee Assault Attorney
Charges of assault are often the result of drunkenness or sudden, uncontrolled anger. Theft charges can range from shoplifting to corporate embezzlement. In either case, the consequences can be significant if you are convicted.
At Abernathy, Story, Stovall, Hood, Harris, Garner, Ashworth and Campbell, An Association of Attorneys, we defend clients against all types of criminal charges, including assault and theft. We are particularly concerned that the police acted in accordance with the law when arresting or investigating you. We also make sure that the charges actually fit the alleged crime. We review police reports, interview witnesses and look for weaknesses in the prosecution's case.
Examples of Theft Crimes
we defend clients against charges such as:
- Fraud and white collar crimes
- Identify theft
- Auto theft
Penalties for an Assault Conviction
Assault can be charged by itself, or in combination with a charge of battery. Penalties for conviction can include:
- Jail time
- Victim restitution
- Supervised probation
- Community service
- Anger management
- Driver's license suspension
Implications of a Felony Assault Conviction
If you have prior felony convictions on your record, a conviction on felony assault and battery charges can count toward the three strikes, after which you must serve a mandatory prison sentence. Under most circumstance, you will carry the record of this conviction with you for life, making getting an apartment, a job or even admission to some education programs difficult. Don't take chances with your future. An experienced defense lawyer can help you obtain the most favorable outcome possible.
Contact our office to speak with a Franklin criminal defense attorney about a theft or assault charge. Learn how we can fight for you and protect your rights. .