Pleasant View, TN asked in Criminal Law and Collections for Tennessee

Q: 39-13-101(a)(3)i work @ a rent to own company i placed my foot in a customers door. My intention maintain contact. good?

after 30 mins of waiting on his porch after contact was broke i knocked on the door. he answered, we said a few things, not argumentative, just discussing his options return or pay. i propped my foot in the door to prevent him from closing the door and ending contact. my intentions for doing that was to maintain contact. we had conversation while my foot was in the door about covid, his injury, football, and other things including bestways property. im the general manager and i acted in a very professional manner.he offered me two marlboro red cigarettes that i dont smoke, but i did, to try to build some type of rapport. i did put my foot in the door, but only to maintain contact. after my departure police were called and i was charged with 39-13-101 (a)(3) which states a person who intentionally or knowingly causes physical contact with another and a reasonable person would regard the contact extremely offensive or provocative. my intention was contact to provoke them to pay.

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Hire a competent attorney to represent you on the Assault Charge. You will need to prepare for a Preliminary Hearing. Unless there are other facts than what you have set out, I would not agree to Diversion but try it if it is not dismissed after the Prelim. Do not have any contact/communication with the alleged victim.

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