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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Defining A Domestic Relationship

A domestic relationship is any relationship between cohabitants. While the most widely recognized domestic relationship is that of husband and wife, we know at the Stover Law Group that domestic violence and abuse can occur between:

  • Spouses
  • Ex-spouses
  • Partners
  • Roommates
  • Siblings
  • Parents and children
  • Unmarried parents of a child
  • Girlfriends and boyfriends
  • Other relatives by blood or marriage

If you are charged with domestic abuse following a family dispute that turns violent, remember that a charge does not automatically equal guilt. William H. Stover is an experienced domestic violence lawyer who can help you avoid a conviction with serious long-term implications on your life.

Types Of Domestic Violence Charges

The laws in Tennessee regarding domestic abuse, assault and violence are harsh. There are criminal charges for both intentional and unintentional acts of physical and nonphysical violence. As an experienced lawyer in Nashville, William H. Stover is well-equipped to defend you against all types of domestic criminal offenses, including the following:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Burglary
  • Child abuse
  • Child neglect
  • Criminal homicide
  • Defacing marital property
  • Discharging a firearm or using a deadly weapon
  • Domestic assault
  • Domestic battery
  • Elder abuse
  • Harassment, including cyberstalking
  • Kidnapping
  • Molestation, incest and other domestic sexual offenses
  • Spousal abuse
  • Spousal rape
  • Stalking
  • Verbal/emotional abuse
  • Violation of a protective order

Domestic violence is taken very seriously in Tennessee. Anytime a violent incident is reported to authorities, a charge is made. Often, even if the supposed victim of the violence decides not to press charges, the state still pursues the case. You could face domestic violence charges for a relatively minor offense, or for something unintended as a violent act, such as spanking your child and leaving a mark, which is actually a felony offense.

Fighting Your Charge

William H. Stover is an adept criminal defense lawyer who understands how to safeguard and support his clients. When you face domestic violence charges, he’ll use every tool in his arsenal to protect your integrity and your future. He can find all possible options to help you avoid conviction or achieve a dismissal or reduction in charges — for example, agreeing to complete an anger management course or another type of counseling is a positive indication for court officials.

Choose One Of The Most Reliable Attorneys In Nashville

A criminal domestic violence conviction can mean jail time, probation and limits to liberties such as the right to own a firearm. But he can help you achieve the best possible outcome to your case.

For more information on the Stover Law Group, call 615-613-0541, or contact us online to schedule your free initial phone consultation, and we’ll discuss your case. We represent criminal defense clients in Nashville and throughout Middle Tennessee, including Murfreesboro, Clarksville, Gallatin, Shelbyville and Lebanon.


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