Clarksville Criminal Defense Attorney
Arrested in Clarksville, TN? Don’t Plead Guilty! Call (931) 361-4477 Now.
At Patton & Pittman, we realize what is stake for you. If you face
criminal charges, you could be looking at jail time, fines, driver’s
license suspension, and a lifelong criminal record. Your right to possess
firearms, obtain a security clearance, or even to child custody could
all be affected. Our Clarksville criminal defense firm offers the aggressive,
top-rated defense you need and deserve.
Our criminal defense team is headed by
Chris Clark, a former assistant District Attorney who has handled numerous high-profile felony cases. Our criminal defense
attorneys will listen to your goals and implement a plan for success at
every stage of your case. Our team can battle to get your case dismissed
or get you acquitted of all charges.
Are you a member of the military? Our defense lawyers regularly represent members and officers of the 101st
Airborne at Fort Campbell as well as their civilian spouses and children.
Before we negotiate a plea deal or go to trial, we always take into account
the potential impact any action could have on your military career.
Tennessee Criminal Laws
Offenses: Felonies & Misdemeanors
Criminal offenses fall into one of two main categories: misdemeanors and
felonies. Felonies, such as rape and murder, are typically considered
more serious and are subject to harsher punishments. On the flipside there
are misdemeanors, such as driving under the influence and assault, which
are considered less serious offenses and thus subject to less severe penalties.
However, you can still face serious
criminal and non-criminal consequences for a misdemeanor, which is why you should consult with an experienced
criminal defense lawyer to avoid unnecessary repercussions.
In Tennessee, there are three classes of misdemeanors: Class A, Class B,
and Class C. Here is a breakdown of each class and the punishments you
may face if you are convicted:
Class A Misdemeanor: You face up to 11 months, 29 days in jail and/or fines up to $2,500.
Examples of Class A misdemeanors include assault, marijuana possession
(simple possession), and DUI.
Class B Misdemeanor: A conviction can get you up to 6 months in jail and/or fines up to $500.
Common examples include reckless driving, driving on a revoked or suspended
license, and prostitution.
Class C Misdemeanor: These usually consist of motor vehicle or regulatory offenses, such as
speeding, wildlife violations, and other petty offenses. Class C misdemeanors
can carry up to 30 days in jail and no more than $50 in fines.
Some offenses like DUI and simple possession have mandatory minimum fines.
Some crimes like DUI have mandatory minimum jail sentences.
Some offenses like domestic assault have serious non-criminal consequences
such as the lifetime loss of certain constitutional rights.
As you can see, misdemeanors are serious criminal charges and should not
be taken lightly, especially if you’re a repeat offender. A criminal
record can make it difficult for you to obtain a job, apply for school,
rent an apartment, or even buy a home.
If you are facing a misdemeanor charge, please
contact our Clarksville criminal defense attorneys at Patton & Pittman Attorneys
today. Our team can look at your case and help you get your charges reduced
or even dropped.
Tailored Legal Solutions to Defend Your Future
The attorney you hire will work your case from start to finish—your
defense is never left in the hands of a paralegal. We offer the fully
qualified representation you deserve. We can help you get your charges
reduced or dropped altogether. We can also look into pretrial or judicial
diversion to help you avoid criminal conviction and potentially get your
record expunged. Our criminal defense team is ready to pursue the best
possible resolution for you. Contact our Clarksville criminal law firm today.
Call (931) 361-4477 to request your
FREE initial consultation. We are ready to discuss your legal defense options with you.