Comprehensive Misdemeanor Defense Representation
Misdemeanor charges are reserved for non-violent crimes like possession of small amounts of drugs, public intoxication, and prostitution. While the penalties for misdemeanor crimes aren’t as severe as they are for felony crimes, you can still face time in jail, expensive fines, and damage to your reputation. A conviction for a misdemeanor crime will stay on your record and could impact your ability to obtain future employment, which is why you should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney to discuss your options for fighting the charges against you.
Aggressive Defense for Felony Charges
Felony crimes are serious and can have a significant impact on your future, even after you serve your entire sentence of incarceration. Here is how the State of Tennessee classifies felony crimes:
- Class A: The most serious class of felony which which you can be charged. A Class A felony can result in a life sentence, fine of up to $50,000, or the death penalty.
- Class B: Carries a maximum prison sentence of forty years. Fines for Class B felonies can’t exceed $25,000.
- Class C: Crimes like theft of more than $10,000 but less than $60,000 in property can be charged as a Class C felony. In addition to the possibility of fifteen years in prison, you can also be ordered to pay a $10,000 fine if you are convicted of a Class C felony.
- Class D: Possession of marijuana and other controlled substances can warrant a Class D felony charge. This type of felony can result in a maximum of twelve years in prison. Fines cannot exceed $5,000 for a Class D felony.
- Class E: This is the least severe felony class you can be charged with. Class E felony charges can result in a maximum of six years in prison and a fine of up to $3,000.