Watauga, Tennessee Criminal Lawyers
Tennessee attorney, Jonathan Sevier Cave, has dedicated his practice to serving clients' needs under both criminal and civil law specialties at both the state and federal level. Jonathan is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee, the Eastern District Federal Courts of Tennessee, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Before going into private practice, Jonathan worked as a corporate fixed income securities specialist for Wachovia Bank. He later apprenticed for the Knox County District Attorney and the Knox County Office of the Public Defender where he handled DUI's and felony matters such as first degree murder.
After serving as a Judge Advocate in the Marine Corps as a Captain, he started his firm in December, 2007. He has become known as the "go to" guy in the field of DUI, Criminal Defense, and Personal Injury law in East Tennessee.
The Garza Law Firm strives to treat "Clients like Family," so you can be assured of the very best customer service. With a team of five attorneys with approximately 100 years of legal experience, you can feel confident that...
His former career as a Law Enforcement Officer...
Steve has been a member of the Board of Regents of the National College for DUI Defense since 1999. He was also the first lawyer in Tennessee to be certified as a DUI Defense Specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization and the NCDD.
He is the author of DUI: The Crime & Consequences in Tennessee and co-author of the...
Whether it means taking on law enforcement or an insurance company that will not pay, Jeffrey has a reputation for going above and beyond for his clients. Comfortable in the courtroom, he listens and takes time to explain each phase of your case, and he will fight to get the result you want. He focuses on cases involving search and seizure, suppression of evidence, and...
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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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