Dating can be a tricky business. A person meets someone, a connection is made, a date is scheduled and as the relationship develops, it is inevitable that a person's imperfections will appear. It is in the nature of being human that people are not perfect. What is not inevitable in Tennessee is how a person may choose to react to the other's imperfections. Some reactions may result in the need for a criminal defense.
A man was recently arrested and charged with domestic assault. Officers responded to a call for a domestic dispute. Upon arriving at the house the alleged assailant was no longer there, but the woman claimed they had been arguing about her partner's drug and alcohol problem when he allegedly began assaulting her. Reportedly, her boyfriend called her on the phone while the officers were there, and they described his speech as being slurred and that he sounded drunk.
The police then went to the accused's home to arrest him and say that though someone appeared to be home, no one came to the door. The officers later arrested the man at a nearby church. At last report, he was being held in Washington County Jail and the officers apparently recommended that the woman get a protection order.
A domestic assault charge in Tennessee is serious business. Anyone charged with a crime such as domestic assault is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law. The burden of proof falls on the prosecution and must be supported by the evidence presented. A criminal defense attorney can assist the client by enforcing the rules of evidence and seeking the best possible result under the circumstances.