Misdemeanor Charges in Tennessee
Aggressive Legal Representation in Chattanooga, TN
In Tennessee, there are three classes of misdemeanors: Class A, Class B,
and Class C. With any misdemeanor, you have the same constitutional rights
to a jury trial as if it were a
felony charge. This means you have the right to hire a Chattanooga criminal defense
lawyer of your choosing who can defend you in a court of law from the
embarrassment and consequences associated with a misdemeanor conviction.
Class A misdemeanors carry up to 11 months, 29 days in jail and / or fines up
to $2,500.00. Some common examples of a Class A misdemeanor in Tennessee
include assault, domestic assault, simple possession of marijuana, possession
of drug paraphernalia, theft, and DUI.
Class B misdemeanors carry up to 6 months in jail and / or fines up to $500.00.
Common examples of a Class B misdemeanor in Tennessee include reckless
driving and prostitution.
Class C misdemeanors 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 / or no more than $50.00
What should I do about a misdemeanor charge in Tennessee?
Misdemeanors are serious criminal charges that should not be taken lightly.
A conviction for a misdemeanor is permanent on your record. You can never
get a conviction dismissed or expunged and it does not "roll off"
your record after any period of time. A misdemeanor conviction on your
criminal record could potentially harm your future and inhibit your ability
to gain employment, buy a home, or attend the school of your choice.
On the other hand, it is possible to obtain
expungement if you are acquitted of the misdemeanor charges you face. You can wipe
these charges from your record with the assistance of a Chattanooga expungement
lawyer from our firm. That's why it is important to retain a strong
defense lawyer as soon as possible if you have been accused of a misdemeanor
Schedule Your Free Consultation with Our Chattanooga Criminal Lawyer
If you are facing charges of a Class A, Class B, or Class C misdemeanor
in Tennessee, schedule a free
case evaluation with our Chattanooga criminal defense lawyers today. At our firm, Attorneys
Lee Davis and Bryan Hoss regularly consult with clients who had no idea
that they had a conviction on their record and always thought that they
could remove it from their record later in life. Remember, what you do
in your twenties will remain on your record in your forties and for the
rest of your life.
Contact Davis & Hoss, PC today if you are charged with a misdemeanor.