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Nashville Domestic Violence Defense Lawyers

Arrested for Domestic Violence? Get Help Today.

Domestic violence is not a criminal charge, but rather a category of crime that makes other criminal charges more serious. It involves violence or threats of violence between spouses, family members, persons in current or former romantic relationships, or persons who live together.

At May McKinney, we defend people accused of spousal abuse or charged with any domestic violence-related offenses in Nashville or throughout the surrounding areas, including Mount Juliet, Franklin, and Brentwood.

Our Nashville domestic violence defense attorneys take on cases involving:

To learn more, call (615) 265-6383 or contact us online.

Same Actions, Different Outcome

If you hit someone in a fight, you would likely be charged with misdemeanor assault. If that person was your spouse, child, parent, another member of your household, or someone you are now dating or once dated, it would be considered a domestic assault.

If convicted, you would:

  • Pay a higher fine
  • Potentially spend more time in jail
  • Be unable to possess any type of firearm, permanently
  • Not be treated equally in child custody and visitation decisions made in Family Court

In addition, you may be named in an order of protection (restraining order), which would require you to leave your home and cease all contact with the victim. Violations of the order could result in additional, severe penalties.

Challenging Domestic Violence Charges in Nashville, Brentwood, Mount Juliet & Franklin, TN

The courts take domestic violence charges seriously, and you should, too. Your only chance of avoiding a conviction and maximum penalties is to have a skilled lawyer mount a robust defense on your behalf. At May McKinney, we are dedicated to preserving our clients’ rights and interests, no matter the charge or the circumstances surrounding their cases. With nearly 80 years of collective legal experience, we are positioned to deliver strategic, competent criminal defense counsel.

Call our team at (615) 265-6383 to arrange a confidential review of your case.

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  • Nearly 80 Years of Combined Experience

    Our accomplished attorneys bring almost eight decades of combined criminal defense experience.

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    Our team believes in ongoing training in the criminal defense field. Our attorneys are educated in the latest forensic science technology and Attorney Riddle is Trauma Certified.

  • A Team Approach

    Our attorneys work each case as a unit, which is extremely beneficial to our clients. No matter the case size, it's integral to get the experience and knowledge of a team.

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    When you choose May McKinney, you are choosing a team that will fight tooth and nail for your rights, your freedom, and your future.

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