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Theft & Burglary

Theft, also known as larceny, is the simple act of taking something that you don’t own without the permission of the owner. Theft charges also require that the defendant intends to deprive the owner of the property. This element of the charge is usually satisfied by the simple act of having control or possession of the object in question.… read more >

Most theft charges are classified and penalized according to the dollar value of the property stolen. For example, the lowest-level theft offense is usually referred to as petty theft or larceny, and its threshold for escalation can be as low as $1,000 in Tennessee. In short, the penalties become more serious as the dollar value of the property stolen increases.

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Some common and more petty theft crimes include:

  • Petty Theft and Shoplifting
  • Receipt Of Stolen Property
  • Juvenile Theft and Burglary
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Graffiti
  • Vandalism
  • Trespassing

Some other, more serious forms of theft may include:

  • Embezzlement
  • Burglary and Home Invasions
  • Auto Theft
  • Grand Theft Auto
  • Burglary
  • Arson
  • Armed Robbery
  • Extortion

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Aggravated Assault Examples

To Be Convicted, the Government Must Prove (One or More):

A) If you committed assault on a person and:

  • Striking or threatening to strike a person with any weapon or object considered to be dangerous
  • Shooting a person with a gun or threatening to kill someone with a gun
  • Assaulting someone with an intent to commit other felonies, such as robbery or rape
  • Assault resulting in serious physical injury of another person
  • Assault (threat of violence) while concealing one’s identity
  • Assault against a member of a protected class, such as a police officer, healthcare provider, social services worker, or developmentally disabled or elderly person.
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What is the punishment for the first misdemeanor domestic assault charge in Tennessee?

A Class A Misdemeanor domestic assault conviction in Tennessee is punishable by up to 11 months and 29 days in jail in addition to fines; however, very few people receive the maximum jail sentence. In almost all cases, an anger management class will be required. The real consequences come after you've served your time, paid your fines, and taken your class. One of those is the mandatory loss of your right to possess a firearm for the rest of your life. Read the full list of those consequences here: collateral consequences of having a domestic violence conviction on your record.

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We serve all of the Nashville Metro area communities, which includes Davidson County and all the surrounding counties. However, we sometimes take larger criminal and/or civil cases, such as bank or investor fraud, that may involve litigating multiple states. Aside from the larger case exemption, the full list of TN communities we serve are listed below.

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