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Criminal Defense2018-07-13T10:46:58+00:00

Knoxville Criminal Defense Lawyer

Criminal Charges in Knoxville, Tennessee

If you’re facing criminal charges in Tennessee, it’s critical that you take it seriously. Tennessee is tough on crime, and a conviction could end in severe penalties including expensive fines and lengthy jail time. Luckily, hiring an attorney can help you avoid the full wrath of the state. Use your right to counsel and choose a criminal defense attorney who will support you during this challenging time in your life.  

At Collver Law, we will investigate every aspect of your case to build a robust criminal defense. Attorney Jason Collver will listen to your concerns and offer solutions. Don’t let your charges turn into a conviction. Contact our office in Knoxville, Tennessee today to get started on your case.

Collver Law’s Criminal Defense Practice Areas

All criminal charges warrant the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney. At Collver Law, attorney Collver has helped clients in cases involving assault, drug crimes, theft, and federal offenses. Our practice also handles traffic tickets, underage drinking, and expungement cases. Call us today for aggressive legal defense you can trust.

Domestic Violence/ Assault Cases

According to Tennessee code, assault is a crime that involves a person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury or the reasonable fear of imminent harm to another person. Assault and domestic assault are class A misdemeanors in Tennessee, punishable by up to  $2,500 in fines and 11 months and 29 days in jail. Moreover, aggravated assault involving the use of a deadly weapon or resulting in death/serious bodily injury is a class C felony with enhanced penalties including up to 15 years in prison.

If you’re facing assault charges in Knoxville, Tennessee, Collver Law can help. We offer a client-centric approach to criminal defense that can help you get your charges reduced or even dismissed.

Drug Crimes

Our aggressive criminal defense practice also handle all drug crimes in Tennessee that range from simple drug possession to manufacturing and trafficking narcotics.

Simple possession offenses involve a person knowingly possessing/exchanging a controlled substance without a valid prescription, or distributing up to a half-ounce of marijuana. Simple drug possession charges also apply to opioids, meth, heroin, and cocaine. These misdemeanors are punishable by up to 11 months and 29 days in jail or probation and a fine.

More severe drug crimes involve the manufacture, sale, and delivery of all types of narcotics. These charges can range from a class E to a class A felony, depending on the type of drug, the amount, and your criminal record.

Don’t let your drug charges turn into a conviction. Collver Law can help you build a robust criminal defense and avoid a costly conviction. Call us today to discuss how it may be possible to achieve a reduction or dismissal of the charges filed against you.

Theft

In Tennessee, theft of property or service can range from a misdemeanor to a felony depending on the amount of capital stolen. For instance, theft under $1,000 is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by a criminal fine up to $2,500 and 11 months & 29 days in jail. Meanwhile, theft over $250,000 is a Class A felony that can result in 15-60 years in prison and up to $50,000 in fines.

If you’re facing theft charges in Tennessee, it is critical that you understand the penalties associated with your case. Possible jail time and expensive fines are reason enough to hire an attorney. Call our office in Knoxville today to get started on your defense.

Federal Crimes

Federal crimes are severe offenses that violate federal law or are committed on federal property or cross state/international borders. Examples of federal crimes include conspiracy, drug and weapons trafficking, fraud, internet crimes, and acts of terrorism. These crimes get prosecuted with the full backing of the U.S. government and face enhanced penalties including devastating life in prison sentences.

If you are facing federal criminal charges in Knoxville, it is vital that you hire an experienced criminal defense attorney qualified to handle federal cases. At Collver Law, we won’t take shortcuts with your life. We understand that the stakes are high and will defend your innocence until the very end.

Traffic Tickets

Traffic violations, while minor, can have a lasting impact on your life. Conviction of a traffic charge can result in costly tickets, increased insurance premiums, and points on your license. If you accumulate 12 or more points in a year, the penalty is license revocation.

Don’t let traffic tickets impede your day to day life. Protect your pockets and your license with the help of Collver Law.

Expungement

Expungement is the court ordered process by which dismissed charges, diversions, and some criminal convictions get erased from public record. In Tennessee, you may petition to have your criminal record expunged five years after the completion of your criminal sentencing if you only have one or two convictions with no other pending charges. However, not all misdemeanors and felonies are eligible for expungement.

Depending on your situation, you may be able to clean up or even eliminate your criminal record, making you more appealing to employers, landlords, and educational institutions. For more information on expungement, contact Collver Law in Knoxville to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Get Started on Your Criminal Defense Today!

One great principle of our American judicial system is that we are all innocent until proven guilty. Your innocence is valuable, so protect it against criminal charges that can have a devastating impact on all facets of your life. Don’t plead guilty or try to handle your case alone, without first consulting with an experienced criminal defense attorney.

At Collver Law, attorney Collver has years of practice handling cases involving assault, drug crimes, theft, federal offenses, traffic tickets, and expungement. He can will help you build a strong criminal defense in hopes that the charges filed against you will get reduced or even dismissed. Contact our office in Knoxville, Tennessee to schedule a free consultation and start protecting yourself today.

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