Drug Crime Defense

Drug Crime Defense

If you face drug crime charges in Tennessee, it is important to consult with an experienced defense lawyer as soon as possible. Anything you say to the police can and will be used against you. The attorneys can advise you of your rights and help you mount an aggressive defense against these charges. We have successfully handled numerous drug crime defense cases for clients from the Chattanooga area and throughout Tennessee.

Have You Been Arrested for a Drug Crime?

A drug crime conviction can change your life. Even a first-time offense can leave you with steep fines, probation, prison time and other criminal consequences. A drug crime conviction on your permanent record can leave you with serious collateral consequences as well, such as difficulty finding a job and restrictions on owning a firearm.

We understand the consequences of drug crime convictions and will work to help you achieve the most favorable outcome possible. Our drug crime defense lawyers handle a wide range of drug offense cases, including those involving:

  • Drug possession
  • Drug trafficking
  • Drug distribution
  • Drug manufacturing
  • All illegal drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and ecstasy
  • Illegal possession of prescription drugs and prescription drug fraud
  • Fighting Drug Crime Charges

As a former prosecutor, attorney understands the burden of proof the prosecution bears and is adept at finding weaknesses in their cases. Search and seizure issues often play an important role in drug crime cases. Did the police have a valid permit to search your property? Were you actually in possession of the drugs, or were they simply nearby? These are some of the questions we explore when handling drug crime defense cases for our clients.

Violent Crimes Defense

Violent Crimes Defense

If you have been accused of committing a violent crime, there is a lot at stake. A conviction could leave you with harsh criminal penalties, including significant prison time. Our lawyers have extensive experience handling violent crime defense cases for clients from the Chattanooga area and throughout Tennessee. We apply proven defense strategies to help our clients avoid the consequences of a violent crime conviction.

Have You Been Accused of Committing a Violent Crime?

Police are aggressive in making arrests for violent crimes, and prosecutors push for the harshest possible penalties. For the accused, it is important to aggressively and proactively defend against these charges.

Our attorneys defend people accused of:

  • Assault
  • Aggravated assault
  • Armed robbery
  • Domestic violence
  • Homicide/manslaughter/murder

Our lawyers thoroughly prepare violent crime defense cases, carefully reviewing all evidence to identify weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. We also explore defense strategies such as claiming self defense, mistaken identity and mental illness issues. Whatever the circumstances of your case, we are committed to helping you achieve the best possible result.

Theft Crime Defense

Theft Crime Defense

Theft defense cases can be very complex. Whether you are accused of stealing an automobile or shoplifting a candy bar, it is important to have an experienced Tennessee defense lawyer on your side. Even a petty theft conviction can have a lasting impact on your life, leaving you with a damaged reputation and criminal record.

Have You Been Charged With Theft in Tennessee?

If you have been charged with committing a theft crime, you will be charged with either a felony or misdemeanor, depending on the amount of goods or services alleged to have been stolen.

In Tennessee, theft of $500 or under is considered a misdemeanor, while theft of more than $500 is a felony. The criminal penalties increase depending upon the amount in question and other factors such as the defendant’s criminal background.

We provide experienced defense representation to clients charged with theft offenses such as:

  • Larceny
  • Burglary
  • Auto theft
  • Shoplifting
  • White collar crimes
  • Forgery
  • Petit theft
  • Grand theft
  • Embezzlement

Our attorneys will explore all potential defense strategies, including claiming mistaken identity or inadvertent theft. We also challenge elements of the prosecution’s case, including challenging witness testimony, video surveillance evidence and other evidence.