Oak Ridge, TN asked in Domestic Violence for Tennessee

Q: My husband got into a argument with his niece she hit him and he slapped her then her husband started fighting with him

The police was called by his mom just to get them to stop fighting but they arrested my husband on domestic assault is there anything we can do or can his niece and nephew have the charges dropped I am terminally ill and he is my caretaker he was defending his mom because his niece was screaming and cursing at his mom , ( her grandmother)

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN
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A: The Husband needs to hire a competent attorney today. Under no circumstances (except some type of diversion) should he plead guilty to Domestic Assault. That Misdemeanor is worse than many Felonies, and will destroy his life. He also should not talk to the Niece. The Mother needs to get her story straight now. Understand it is the State's Charges, not any of you all's.

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