Criminal Law Attorneys

Posted on December 12, 2011

Criminal Defense Attorneys Chattanooga, TN

Locate 200 Walker St. Chattanooga, TN 37421

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Experienced Criminal Defense

When you are arrested and charged with a crime, the consequences are very serious.  Depending on the type of crime that you are charged with, you may face many years in prison, loss of your job, driver’s license, family problems, and the list goes on.  The first and foremost action that you should you take is to retain an experienced  criminal  attorney Jim Purple has been practicing criminal law for over 29 years.

Chattanooga Criminal Attorneys Defending:

Felony Charges

Involves the accusation of having committed a very serious crime. There are several classes (A-E) of felony crimes, with punishment ranging from 1 year to life in prison, or capital punishment. Conviction of a felony offense can lead to the loss or limitation of certain constitutional rights, including the right to vote, and to right to own or possess a firearm. Contact a felony criminal attorney in Chattanooga, TN. Felony charges in Tennessee include aggravated assault, theft over $500, robbery, gun crimes, and a multitude of sexual offenses, just to name a few. There a variety of drug charges that are classified as felonies in Tennessee. Contact a Tennessee criminal lawyer to inquire as to the crime for which you have been arrested or indicted.

Misdemeanor Crimes

Being arrested an accused of committing a less serious crime with penalties ranging from fines to incarceration for up to 11 months 29 day for a Class “A” misdemeanor. Misdemeanor crimes include simple drug possession, simple assault, prostitution crimes, public intoxication, disorderly conduct, and a variety of other criminal  offenses. To find out if you have been charged with a felony or a misdemeanor crime consult with an attorney practicing criminal law in Tennessee.

DUI- Driving under the influence of intoxicants

including alcohol, marijuana, illegal narcotics, and some prescription drugs. Conviction of a DUI offense can lead to the revocation of drivers license, and multiple convictions of a DUI offense can lead to felony charges.

What does it mean to plea bargain?

If you are charged with a crime then you may have the case tried before a jury or you may be able to enter a plea bargain (plea agreement) with the State of Tennessee by pleading guilty to the crime charged or a lesser crime with the provision for a lesser sentence or perhaps probation. This is a serious and complex decision that should only be made after getting legal advice from a criminal attorney Read more

Pre Trial Diversion

Tennessee like many states offers the opportunity for first time criminal offenders to take advantage of a pretrial diversion. But what is a pre trial diversion? A diversionary period is set by agreement or by the court and during that time if the defendant does not commit any further crimes then the original charge is dismissed and expunged from the record. Learn More about pre-trial diversion
Purple Law Firm Criminal defense attorneys in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee also serving Bradley and Rhea County, TN

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