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Experienced Franklin, Tennessee Domestic Violence Lawyer Defends Clients in Middle Tennessee

Get a strong Franklin domestic violence attorney on your side

If the person you are dating calls the police and accuses you of threats or assault, you will most likely be arrested for domestic violence, whether or not there is any truth to the accusations. Tennessee law requires police to make an arrest when they are called to any domestic disturbance. Fighting these charges also involves fighting an automatic negative bias against you, and it is vital to retain a skilled, experienced and diligent criminal defense attorney to defend you.

At Durak Law, Attorney Michal Durakiewicz has significant experience handling domestic violence and domestic abuse cases in Nashville, Franklin, and other courts in Middle Tennessee. His experience has equipped him with the skills to provide the reliable legal representation you need. From start to finish, Michal Durakiewicz will examine the circumstances of your arrest, investigate witnesses and build an effective defense that may help you secure the optimal result possible against your domestic violence charge.

Dedicated counselor assists with all types of domestic violence cases

In Tennessee, domestic violence is defined as any act or threatened act of violence upon someone with whom the accused has had an intimate relationship. This means individuals do not have to be married in order to be charged with domestic violence – parents, step-parents, roommates, partners or anyone residing in the same household can be accused of domestic violence crimes. The following acts are considered domestic violence in Tennessee:

  • Actual or threatened physical harm
  • Sexual assault
  • Rape
  • Sexual battery
  • Statutory rape
  • Stalking
  • Criminal harassment, such as threatening letters or phone calls
  • Kidnapping
  • Pushing, hitting, slapping, choking, kicking or biting

Experienced lawyer fighting to preserve your rights

Clients charged with domestic violence face serious consequences:

  • Prison sentence
  • Permanent restraining order
  • Inability to return to your house
  • Inability to see your children
  • Difficulty finding or keeping a job
  • Difficulty finding or keeping an apartment
  • Mandatory enrollment in a domestic violence treatment program
  • If an immigrant, loss of immigrant privileges
  • Inability to possess firearms

Avoiding a domestic violence conviction

If you are involved in a domestic dispute, there are several ways that you can help yourself:

  • Remain calm. Police officers who are called to the scene of a domestic dispute are required to arrest somebody. The fact that you were the one arrested says nothing about the strength of the prosecutor’s case against you.
  • Never admit guilt. Since there is often no physical evidence that a domestic assault occurred, police will “fish” for incriminating statements from the parties upon which to make an arrest. Do not say anything which could validate the accuser’s story.
  • Do not be pressured to settle. Domestic violence charges are often paper-thin, with no real evidence except the statements of an accuser who has reasons to lie. Don’t let an overly zealous prosecutor pressure you into a plea bargain against your best interests.
  • Contact a domestic violence attorney immediately.

At Durak Law, Attorney Michal Durakiewicz can guide you through the necessary steps to protect yourself and keep the situation from getting worse.

Don’t delay, contact us today

When you have been charged with domestic violence in Tennessee, choose a criminal defense attorney with the experience and dedication to make a difference. Call 615-812-2829 or contact us online to schedule a consultation. With offices conveniently located in Franklin, Tennessee, Durak Law stands ready to represent you in your domestic violence case.

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