Lenoir City Criminal Lawyers

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Marcos M. Garza
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Marcos M. Garza

Experienced criminal defense lawyer will fight for you. Free consultation!

I’m an experienced criminal defense lawyer and represent individuals who have been charged with a crime. I will fight for your rights and help you navigate every stage of your case. Read More »
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Scott A. Lanzon
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Scott A. Lanzon

Tennessee Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years of experience

Scott A. Lanzon was born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, where his father was serving in the United States Army, 101st Airborne. Raised in Detroit, Michigan, Scott graduated from the University of Montana in 1998. After... Read More »
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Tommy K. Hindman
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Tommy K. Hindman

Tennessee Criminal Law Lawyer with 44 years of experience

Tommy Hindman handles many types of cases such as DUI, white-collar crime, and any other criminal case that demands a high level of expertise and professionalism. During his career as an attorney, Mr. Hindman has... Read More »
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John C Barnes
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John C Barnes

Professional Client Service. Proven Results.

Barnes Law takes great pride in providing top quality client service to make the most stressful and difficult times easier and still delivering cutting edge litigation strategy and execution, in and out of the courtroom. Read More »
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Mike G. Nassios
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Mike G. Nassios

Tennessee Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years of experience

Mike Nassios was born in Athens, Greece, on August 5, 1954. His family moved to Knoxville, Tennessee in 1967 and Mike graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1977, where he played on the soccer team.... Read More »
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Jennifer Bolen-Almquist
Lenoir City, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years of experience
(865) 755-2369 14875 Buttermilk Rd
Lenoir City, TN 37771
Criminal, Family and Health Care
University of Tulsa College of Law
Dillon E. Zinser
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Dillon E. Zinser
Knoxville, TN Criminal Law Attorney
(865) 450-3333 112 Glenleigh Court
Suite 2
Knoxville, TN 37934
Offers Video ChatCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Tennessee College of Law
Jedidiah 'Jed' McKeehan
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Jedidiah "Jed" McKeehan
(865) 294-8008 1111 N. Northshore Drive, Suite P-295
Knoxville, TN 37919
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatKnoxville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years of experience
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Personal Injury
Samford University
If there was motto for my practice, it would be, "Honesty above all else, even if it hurts your feelings and hurts my wallet."

You very well may need an attorney, but what you absolutely need is someone who will be completely honest with you about what to expect, what the realistic outcomes of your case are, and what the road map is to get there.

Let's sit down and go over your case and I will be honest with you about whether I can help you, and how I can help you reach the achievable goals that we set up for...
John C Barnes
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John C Barnes
(865) 805-5703 109 S. Northshore Drive
Suite 310
Knoxville, TN 37919
Free ConsultationKnoxville, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years of experience
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Tennessee College of Law
We care about doing a great job and making sure our clients are well informed and well taken care of throughout the legal process. Being charged with a crime, suffering an injury, or getting divorced are stressful experiences. The last thing you need is to worry about what your lawyer is doing with your case. We promise to be responsive, open, and honest about every aspect of your legal matter. The Barnes Law Firm is committed to providing you a first class defense at a cost people can afford. We regularly practice in courts in...
James Cortney 'Cort' Sikes
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James Cortney "Cort" Sikes
(865) 320-9444 135 Fox Road, Suite A
Knoxville, TN 37922
Free ConsultationKnoxville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years of experience
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
I am a trial attorney and Rule 31 Listed Family Mediator based in Knoxville, Tennessee. I represent clients in counties throughout East Tennessee and the Mid-State. I focus my practice on helping clients pursue their Social Security disability benefits, serious personal bodily injury cases (including car, motorcycle, truck, and premises liability), all areas of family law (child support cases, child custody, divorce cases, visitation cases, and family law mediation) bankruptcy, estate planning and probate, and criminal defense.

I began my practice in 2005 and since that time have fought for clients in jury trials, bench trials, and administrative hearings. I...
Daniel A. Herrera
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Daniel A. Herrera
Knoxville, TN Criminal Law Attorney
(865) 219-3170 200 Prosperity Drive
Knoxville, TN 37923
Free ConsultationCriminal, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
George Mason University School of Law and Lincoln Memorial University - John J. Duncan, Jr. School of Law
Daniel Herrera was born in Secaucus, New Jersey. As the son of two immigrants from El Salvador and Guatemala, Herrera was born into a family that focused on a strong work ethic, family values, and a strong commitment to faith.

Herrera attended The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. and graduated with a degree in Political Science and Philosophy from 2011 to 2015. During his time in Washington, Herrera worked in the U.S. House of Representatives for Congressman Robert Turner of New York’s 9th Congressional District and served the people of New York during Hurricane Sandy. Herrera also worked from...
Alexander J. Winston
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Alexander J. Winston
Knoxville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer
(888) 971-9646 P.O. Box 51907
Knoxville, TN 37950
Criminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Traffic Tickets
University of South Carolina School of Law
Alex Winston has handled a variety of matters for the firm, including: Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, etc.); Estate Administration (Probate); Business Transactions; Business Formation (LLC, Corporations, Partnerships, etc.); Debt Collection; Personal Injury; Landlord Tenant Disputes and Detainer Warrants; DUI; Simple Possession Casual Exchange; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Drugs: Manufacture, Sale, Delivery or Possession; Theft (misdemeanor and felony); Speeding; Texting While Driving; Seat Belt Violation; Lane Violation; Aggravated Assault; Domestic Assault; Vandalism; Shoplifting; Driving While Privilege Revoked or Suspended; Public Intoxication; Underage Consumption of Alcohol; Failure to Provide Evidence of Compliance with Financial Responsibility Law (Insurance Violation);...
Jason S Collver
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Jason S Collver
(865) 770-3470 234 Morrell Road, #301
Knoxville, TN 37919
Free ConsultationKnoxville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years of experience
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Tennessee College of Law
Jason Collver zealously represents individuals who are charged with a criminal offense such as driving under the influence, simple possession, public intoxication, and much more; individuals hurt in car accidents; couples seeking agreed divorce; and other general litigation matters.

He started Collver Law in 2018 to offer client centric representation, custom tailored to the client’s unique legal situation. Each case is different and should not be treated in a cookie cutter manner. Mr. Collver’s goal is to take as much stress out of the legal process as possible, while providing representation at an affordable rate.

Mr. Collver was a member the...
Benjamin Burton
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Benjamin Burton
Maryville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years of experience
(865) 233-1105 118 Parliament Dr.
Maryville, TN 37804
Free ConsultationCriminal, Administrative, DUI and Workers' Comp
Mr. Burton is originally from Tennessee. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Burton served as a police officer with the City of Sevierville before becoming a Federal Agent for the Social Security Administration. While working as a Federal Agent, Mr. Burton completed law school at the Nashville School of Law. After returning to East Tennessee, Mr. Burton began his own practice focusing on the representation of disabled individuals and criminal defendants on both the state and federal level. Mr. Burton’s experience as a Federal Agent with the Social Security Administration distinguishes Mr. Burton from other attorneys in his representation of disabled...
Andrew Scott Roskind
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Andrew Scott Roskind
Knoxville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer
(865) 769-6969 705 Gate Lane, Suite 202
Knoxville, TN 37909
Free ConsultationCriminal, Family and White Collar Crime
University of Tennessee College of Law
Andrew S. Roskind came to Knoxville from San Diego, California after serving six years in the United States Navy. While on active duty, Andy received several awards including the Navy Achievement Medal, Letters of Commendation, Honorable Discharge, and the Southwest Asia Service Medal for service during Desert Shield/Desert Storm. After settling in East Tennessee with his wife, Jodi, Andy attended the University of Tennessee where he received his Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Jurisprudence Degrees. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Roskind has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law teaching Negotiations...
James R. Owen
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James R. Owen

Tennessee Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years of experience

After Graduating from the University of Memphis Law School in 1997, James R. Owen moved back to East Tennessee and started practicing law, focusing mainly in the area of Criminal Defense and DUI/DWI defense. He has... Read More »
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Timothy M. McLaughlin
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Timothy M. McLaughlin

Tennessee Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years of experience

Tim McLaughlin was born in North Dakota and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota. Tim moved to Knoxville, Tennessee in 1989 and graduated from the University of Tennessee Law School... Read More »
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Mike G. Nassios
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Mike G. Nassios
Knoxville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years of experience
(865) 637-4223 6200 Baum Dr
#103
Knoxville, TN 37919
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
University of Tennessee College of Law
Mike Nassios was born in Athens, Greece, on August 5, 1954. His family moved to Knoxville, Tennessee in 1967 and Mike graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1977, where he played on the soccer team. Mike attended the University of Tennessee Law School where he received his law degree in 1980.

After graduation from law school, Mike was in private practice for three years before joining the Knox County District Attorney's Office as an Assistant District Attorney. While in practice as an Assistant District Attorney, Mike attended the National District Attorney's Conference Trial College and prosecuted serious criminal...
Norman D. McKellar
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Norman D. McKellar
Knoxville, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years of experience
(865) 566-0125 412 Ebenezer Road
Knoxville, TN 37923
Free ConsultationCriminal, Tax and White Collar Crime
University of Tennessee College of Law
Norman D. McKellar practices law in the areas of IRS tax resolution and federal criminal defense, with an emphasis on tax fraud and white collar federal crimes. Mr. McKellar has successfully defended clients in criminal cases in both federal and state courts and in U.S. Tax Court. Mr. McKellar was voted by his peers as a “Top Attorney” for 8 straight years by Knoxville’s CityView magazine. In 2014, Mr. McKellar was selected as a member of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by the National Trial Lawyers, and he also received this same award in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and...
Lauren R Biloski
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Lauren R Biloski
Clinton, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years of experience
(865) 264-4887 1710 Oak Ridge Highway
Clinton, TN 37716
Free ConsultationCriminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Lauren Biloski is a 2000 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, a 2003 graduate from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and obtained her J.D. degree in 2006 from Indiana University. Lauren returned to East Tennessee to practice in East Tennessee and provide assistance to a community that allowed her to flourish. In 2006, Lauren was admitted to practice law in Indiana and Tennessee after successfully taking and passing two bar exams in July. Lauren's passion for the law developed with her internship with Child Advocates, Inc. and the Hamilton County Prosecutor's office. After discovering...
Tyler Scott Davis
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Tyler Scott Davis
Kingston, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years of experience
(865) 354-3333 804 W Race St
Kingston, TN 37763
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Tyler is the owner of the Davis Law Firm. He is based out of Kingston, Tennessee, but also handles cases out of his firm's Crossville office. He handles divorce cases, custody cases, adoption cases, all other family law cases, and criminal cases in Roane County and Cumberland County. If you need legal representation in Kingston, Rockwood, Harriman, Oliver Springs, Crossville, or Crab Orchard, give Tyler a call today!
Nicholas A. Black
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Nicholas A. Black
Maryville, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years of experience
(865) 977-6899 609 Smithview Drive
Maryville, TN 37804
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Probate
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
I received a Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee College of Law, a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Clemson University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Clemson University. After passing the Tennessee Bar Exam and being sworn into the practice in the Courts of Tennessee, I embarked to establish a solo law practice. In 2009 I joined the firm of Ralls & Wooten, which became Ralls Wooten & Black in 2015. I have focused my practice on serving Blount, Knox & the surrounding East Tennessee Counties. As a native of...
Matthew D. Ooten
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Matthew D. Ooten
(865) 259-0999 9111 Cross Park Drive
D200
Knoxville, TN 37923
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatKnoxville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years of experience
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
Lincoln Memorial University - John J. Duncan, Jr. School of Law
Matt has spent his legal career helping clients when they need it the most. He has helped hundreds of clients get approved for Social Security Disability benefits since 2013. He has gone through NHTSA's field sobriety test training for both alcohol and drug-related DUI's. And he has helped numerous clients receive compensation for injuries they received in auto accidents.

If you're looking for an attorney who is trained and qualified to handle your Disability case, auto accident, or DUI, call Matt Ooten for a free consultation.
Timothy M. McLaughlin
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Timothy M. McLaughlin
Knoxville, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years of experience
(865) 637-4223 6200 Baum Dr
#103
Knoxville, TN 37919
Free ConsultationCriminal, Asbestos, Insurance Claims and Medical Malpractice
University of Tennessee College of Law
Tim McLaughlin was born in North Dakota and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota. Tim moved to Knoxville, Tennessee in 1989 and graduated from the University of Tennessee Law School in 1992. Tim immediately began working for the Knox County Public Defender's Office where he gained extensive trial experience. Shortly thereafter, Tim chose to work with the Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos, a nationally recognized plaintiff's law firm at the Knoxville, Tennessee branch office. In 2003, Tim and Mike Nassios established the law firm of Nassios & McLaughlin.

Mr. McLaughlin's practice involves representing people...
John David Haines
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John David Haines
(865) 588-1096 1111 N. Northshore Dr Ste N-290
Knoxville, TN 37919
Free ConsultationKnoxville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 2 years of experience
Criminal, Appeals, Divorce and Personal Injury
Before I went to law school, I served on active duty for five years in the United States Navy. During that time, I was forunate enough to travel the world, and meet many different people from every imaginable walk of life. What I learned was that everyone has a story, everyone knows something you don't, and occasionally, everyone needs a little help. After I left the military, I found that I had a natural affinity for the law, and could use that skill to help people through what may be one of the most stressful times in...
Robert Lee Vogel
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Robert Lee Vogel
Knoxville, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years of experience
(865) 357-1949 101-106 Sherlake Ln
Knoxville, TN 37922
Free ConsultationCriminal, Consumer, Divorce and Personal Injury
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
I am a trial lawyer. My clients are people who have been injured in any way - a car accident, at work, out at a store, by a faulty product or bad medicine or medical treatment, who are falsely accused of a crime, suffered abuse, had their civil rights violated, were bullied at school or at work, were ripped off by a business and the like. I have over ten years of trial experience and recently attended advanced training at the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer's College in Dubois, WY. I have several other attorneys who work with me. Together, our...
Kelly A. Nanney
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Kelly A. Nanney
Maryville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years of experience
(865) 233-8509 PO Box 6669
Maryville, TN 37802
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Estate Planning and Family
University of Memphis
KELLY A. WOJCIECHOWSKI, ATTORNEY AT LAW is located in Maryville, TN and serves Knoxville, Alcoa, Lenoir City, Maryville, Blount, Knox, Loudon Counties, and the surrounding area. For many, this is the first time you have needed an attorney. We strive to assist you in understanding the law and your options. If you are facing legal issues concerning divorce, family law, child custody, child support, alimony, paternity, adoption, juvenile law, criminal law, or just need help drafting a simple will, we would be happy to assist you.
Charles M Torres
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Charles M Torres
Knoxville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer
(865) 558-6161 6906 Kingston Pike suite 106
Knoxville, TN 37919
Criminal, Immigration and Personal Injury
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Jonathan S. Edwards
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Jonathan S. Edwards
Oak Ridge, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years of experience
(865) 482-7734 109 W. Tennessee Ave.
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Jonathan is a graduate of the prestigious National Criminal Defense College Trial Practice Institute. Furthermore, Jonathan has been nominated as 10 Best for Client Satisfaction in Criminal Law and DUI/DWI by the American Institute of Criminal Law and DUI/DWI Attorneys, respectively. Jonathan was also invited to be a member of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys. Jonathan is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, Inc. Jonathan is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the American Association for Justice. Jonathan is also a member of the...
Robert Maynard Cohen
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Robert Maynard Cohen
Maryville, TN Criminal Law Attorney
(865) 984-3447 303 High St
Maryville, TN 37804
Criminal, Divorce, Insurance Claims and Nursing Home
Justin S. Bell
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Justin S. Bell
(865) 214-7108 9111 Cross Park Drive
Suite D-200
Knoxville, TN 37923
Knoxville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
J. Reed Dixon
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J. Reed Dixon
Sweetwater, TN Criminal Law Lawyer
(423) 337-5054 701North Oak Street
Sweetwater, TN 37874
Criminal
William Lee Gribble II
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William Lee Gribble II
Maryville, TN Criminal Law Attorney
(865) 980-7700 4206 Legends Way
Maryville, TN 37801
Criminal
R. Seth Oakes
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R. Seth Oakes
(865) 588-1096 1111 N. Northshore Drive
Landmark Center North Tower Suite N-290
Knoxville, TN 37919
Knoxville, TN Criminal Law Attorney
Criminal, Estate Planning and Probate
Mr. Francis Duncan Gibson III
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Mr. Francis Duncan Gibson III
Maryville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer
(865) 983-5642 222 Ellis Ave.
Maryville, TN 37804
Criminal
Fred Bright
Knoxville, TN Criminal Law Attorney
10605 Sandpiper Ln
Knoxville, TN 37922
Criminal and DUI
Michael Barrett Menefee
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Michael Barrett Menefee
Knoxville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years of experience
(865) 357-9800 9724 Kingston Pike
Suite 505
Knoxville, TN 37922
Criminal, Divorce and Family
Mr. Menefee focuses his practice in the areas of family law, mediation, criminal defense, business litigation, and collections. Before college, he joined the United States Navy, where he worked as an Operations Specialist on board the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. During law school, Mr. Menefee worked as a student instructor teaching Advanced Appellate Advocacy and coached a University of Tennessee mock trial team. Mr. Menefee has appeared on behalf of clients in nearly every county in Tennessee. Mr. Menefee represents individuals and companies at both the trial and appellate levels. His practice ranges from state court cases to...
Nicholas H. Armes
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Nicholas H. Armes
Oak Ridge, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years of experience
(865) 482-7877 1143 Oak Ridge Turnpike
#202
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Free ConsultationCriminal, Family, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Appalachian School of Law
Joe R. Judkins
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Joe R. Judkins
Oak Ridge, TN Criminal Law Attorney
(865) 482-7877 1143 Oak Ridge Turnpike
#202
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Free ConsultationCriminal, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Mark Edwin Brown
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Mark Edwin Brown
Knoxville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer
(865) 357-9800 9724 Kingston Pike
Suite 505
Knoxville, TN 37922
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
After working as an award-winning television sports anchor at WVVA Television Bluefield, West Virginia, Mr. Brown attended law school and now focuses his practice in the areas of federal criminal defense, personal injury, business litigation, business transactions, and general civil litigation. During law school, Mr. Brown served as a teaching assistant for the Research and Writing program and was a member of his law school's Moot Court board. In addition to his practice, Mr. Brown is a guest lecturer for the National Business Institute where he conducts continuing legal education for attorneys and other professionals.
Robert Culver Schmid
Knoxville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer
(865) 584-4040 1111 N Northshore Dr
Knoxville, TN 37919
Criminal, Business, DUI and Real Estate
Martha Meares
Maryville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer
(865) 982-7412 315 College St
Maryville, TN 37804
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Francis Duncan Gibson
Maryville, TN Criminal Law Attorney
(865) 983-5642 400 Ellis Ave
Maryville, TN 37804
Criminal, Bankruptcy and DUI
Linda Rosillo Mulligan
Harriman, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years of experience
(865) 405-6180 718 Cumberland St
Harriman, TN 37748
Criminal and DUI
Edith M. S Willcox Esq.
Kingston, TN Criminal Law Attorney
(865) 376-2145 1008 Bradford Way
Kingston, TN 37763
Criminal, Administrative, Employment and Workers' Comp
William Jed Bassett
Kingston, TN Criminal Law Lawyer
(865) 376-2145 1008 Bradford Way
Ste 100
Kingston, TN 37763
Criminal, Immigration and Personal Injury
St. Mary's University School of Law
Andrew S. Thompson
Kingston, TN Criminal Law Attorney
(865) 248-0409 1204 S. Kentucky St. STE B
Kingston, TN 37763
Criminal
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.

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