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What is simple assault?

Simple assault in Tennessee is a misdemeanor. It can be accomplished by two ways. One, that you assaulted someone. It's even so simple as grabbing arms and shaking them, or it could be a punch or a slap.

There is another type of simple assault. It is a class B misdemeanor, which is less punishment than a class A misdemeanor. The assault, where there's actual touching and bodily injury, that's a class A misdemeanor.

Class B, provocative conduct, is "I'm going to kill you" or "I'm going to punch you", and it's the close imminent harm or threat of fear.

Any questions about simple assault charges in Tennessee, we're just a phone call away or the click of a mouse away. Give us a call or visit our website.

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