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Defense of Violent Crime Charges in Tennessee | Knoxville Criminal Defense Lawyers


Violent crimes are serious offenses that involve the use of force or the threat of force against others, or crimes where a weapon is used to place another in fear of serious harm. If you or a loved one is facing charges related to violent crimes in Tennessee, it is crucial to have strong legal representation to protect your rights and mount an effective defense.

At Knox Defense, we provide skilled criminal defense strategies for individuals charged with violent crimes in Tennessee.

Types of Violent Crimes in Tennessee

In Tennessee there are five basic types of offenses that rise to the level of violent crime. These include:

  • Murder is defined in Tennessee law as the intentional killing of another person, which may be classified as first-degree or second-degree murder based on premeditation and other factors There are lesser types of offenses that cover instances where someone was killed but under circumstances which excuse or limit the defendant’s responsibility.
  • Kidnapping: Kidnapping is the unlawful restraint of someone against their will, often involving the use of force, threats, or intimidation.
  • Assault: The charge of assault involves the infliction of physical harm or the threat of harm on another person, and charges can range in severity from simple assault to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
  • Armed Robbery: Robbery is the act of taking property from another by force. A robbery using a weapon or the threat of a weapon is an aggravated robbery.
  • Gun and Weapons Violations: Possession, use, or distribution of firearms or other dangerous weapons in violation of state or federal laws.

When facing charges related to violent crimes, having skilled legal representation is crucial. Oftentimes these cases require a defense attorney who is knowledgeable about forensic evidence such as DNA, blood, ballistics, and so on. These cases require a skilled attorney who can present a good defense at trial. At Knox Defense, we are experienced criminal defense attorneys. We understand the complexities of violent crime cases and the potential impact these kinds of charges have on individuals, their families, and their futures. We are committed to protecting your rights, ensuring a fair legal process, and providing unwavering support throughout your case.

Consequences of Violent Crime Convictions

A conviction for a violent crime in Tennessee can result in severe penalties, including:

  • Incarceration: Depending on the nature and severity of the offense, individuals convicted of violent crimes may face substantial prison sentences, ranging from years to life in prison.
  • Fines: The court may impose significant fines as part of the punishment for a violent crime conviction.
  • Collateral Consequences: A violent crime conviction can have long-lasting effects on an individual's personal and professional life. It can impact employment opportunities, housing prospects, and educational opportunities. Additionally, a felony conviction can lead to the loss of certain civil rights and affect the ability to possess firearms.

Our attorneys will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your case, review the evidence, witness statements, and other relevant documentation, identify any weaknesses in the state's case against you, and develop a strategy tailored to your specific circumstance. We have tried many of these cases. We ensure that your constitutional rights are protected and advocate for and safeguard your interests and fair treatment throughout the process. We will fully investigate the case to ensure that all avenues have been explored and will skillfully negotiate with the prosecution to seek reduced charges or alternative resolutions whenever possible. On the other hand, we are primarily criminal trial lawyers, and if negotiation is unsuccessful, we will be ready to try your case.

In addition to the legal side of your representation, we also understand the emotional toll that violent crime charges can have on individuals and their families. We will provide you with compassionate support, clear communication, and guidance throughout the legal process. Contact the attorneys at Knox Defense today for your cost-free, confidential consultation. Use our web form, call our office, or chat with our online receptionist to get started.

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