Tennessee residents who find themselves taken to jail by authorities and charged with a crime may understandably feel very scared and unsure of what to expect next. Concerns that an arrest may all too easily lead to a conviction often arise. However, defendants are legally required to have the chance to clear themselves of charges if appropriate.
Domestic violence is undoubtedly a serious issue and of great concern to families all across Nashville. However, it is also a very broad area of law that encompasses just about any negative or potentially harmful physical, emotional or financial act between spouses, family members or exes. Because so many actions can be classified as domestic violence, it can be difficult for people to distinguish between ill-advised behavior and criminal behavior.