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Knoxville Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer

Farragut Domestic Violence Lawyer

Attorney in Knox County for Clients Facing Domestic Assault Charges

Domestic violence is a serious problem in Tennessee and across the country. If you are accused of committing an intimidating or violent act against your spouse or another member for your family, the penalties could be severe. Domestic abuse can destroy relationships and family stability, but exaggerated or false allegations can be devastating as well. Jeffrey Coller, Knoxville Criminal Defense Attorney helps families throughout the region deal with accusations of domestic violence.

Trusted Legal Guidance in Union and Campbell County

It can be frightening, stressful, and embarrassing to be accused of domestic violence. Tennessee law takes a hard line against domestic violence, and the possible consequences of a conviction are quite serious. As soon as you realize that you are being investigated for domestic violence, you should contact an attorney. While you will have the opportunity to tell your side of the story, it is important to have a lawyer present when you do so. Likewise, you should not answer any questions or sign any documents before you talk to an attorney.

Domestic Violence in Tennessee

Domestic assault is the most common domestic violence offense, but there are other offenses that also fall under the category of domestic violence in Tennessee. For example, you could face domestic violence charges related to:

  • Rape and other sex-based offenses;
  • Abuse, neglect, or endangerment of a child;
  • Kidnapping; or
  • False imprisonment.

These offenses could be considered domestic violence based on the relationship between the victim and the alleged perpetrator. The law in Tennessee provides that current or former spouses, romantic partners, or household members would be considered "domestic abuse victims," as well as those related by blood, marriage, or adoption.

Trusted Guidance for Complicated Situations

When the police respond to a domestic violence report, there is a good chance that someone is going to be arrested. According to Tennessee law, an officer is encouraged to arrest the primary aggressor in such a situation. However, this is not always the case, and the wrong person is sometimes taken into custody. Many communities have "zero-tolerance" policies which mean that the police may be inclined to make arrests first and allow the courts to figure out the details later.

An arrest on allegations of domestic violence can create the impression that the person who was arrested really is an abuser. At our firm, we believe in the constitutional right of innocent until proven guilty, including those charged with domestic violence. Our team will treat you with the respect and dignity that you deserve as we fight to protect your rights and long-term best interests.

It is not uncommon for allegations of domestic violence to arise in volatile family law situations. When a spouse or a child is being victimized, the perpetrator should be held accountable for his or her actions. However, many such accusations are exaggerated or unfounded. For example, a parent in the midst of a child custody dispute might falsely accuse the other parent of violent behavior, stalking, or harassment in an attempt to gain sympathy from friends, family, and the court. At the law firm of Jeffrey Coller, Knoxville Criminal Defense Attorney, we are prepared to help you defend against false allegations of domestic violence and to take the necessary action to protect your reputation and your family relationships. 

Contact Our Knoxville Domestic Violence Defense Lawyers

If you or someone you love has been charged with any type of domestic violence offense, contact our office. Call 865-281-1000 for a free consultation and case review today. Our firm serves clients in Knoxville, Mascot, Farragut, Knox County, Anderson County, Union County, and Campbell County.

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