Murder or Homicide Investigations in Chattanooga, TN
Tennessee Criminal Defense Lawyer
Criminal homicide is the unlawful killing of another person. In Tennessee,
there are several different homicide-related charges that an accused individual
may face. These charges include first-degree murder, second-degree murder,
voluntary manslaughter, vehicular homicide, reckless homicide, and criminal
If you or someone you know has been charged with one of these offenses,
it is crucial that you act quickly to secure representation from a knowledgeable
Chattanooga criminal defense lawyer.
First-Degree Murder in Tennessee
First-degree murder is defined as the "premeditated and intentional killing of another."
It can also be defined as a killing committed during certain types of
felonies as well as any killing committed as the result of a bomb. In the state
of Tennessee, conviction of first-degree murder carries life in prison,
life without the possibility of parole, or the death penalty.
At our Chattanooga defense firm, lawyers Lee Davis and Bryan Hoss have
collectively been involved in more than 100 first-degree murder cases
in their law careers. Few — if any — other law firms in Southeast
Tennessee are able to claim this level of experience. In 2010, Lee Davis
and Bryan Hoss represented a death penalty defendant charged with first-degree
murder in Bradley County, Tennessee. Following a jury trial, all charges
against her were dismissed.
Second-Degree Murder in Tennessee
Second-degree murder is defined as the "knowing killing of another." This can also
be charged in a killing that resulted from the unlawful distribution of
any Schedule I or II drug, if the drug was the proximate cause of death
of the user. Second-degree murder is a Class A felony carrying a range
of punishment from between 15 to 40 years in prison.
Manslaughter, Reckless Homicide, and Criminally Negligent Homicide in Tennessee
Voluntary manslaughter is defined as the "intentional or knowing killing of another in a
state of passion produced by adequate provocation sufficient to lead a
reasonable person to act in an irrational manner." Voluntary manslaughter
is a Class C felony and carries a range of punishment from between three
to 15 years in prison.
Reckless homicide is the "reckless killing of another." It is a Class D felony
carrying between 2 to 12 years imprisonment.
Criminally negligent homicide is defined as "criminally negligent conduct that results in death."
Criminally negligent homicide is a Class E felony carrying between one
to six years in state prison.
Contact the Proven Homicide Lawyers at Davis & Hoss, PC
At Davis & Hoss, PC, our staff includes a criminal investigator as
well as multiple paralegals and law clerks. Attorneys Lee Davis and Bryan
Hoss routinely utilize local universities to conduct mock trials of their
biggest cases in order to explore which important questions juries might
ask and to gain perspective that will be useful for their cases. No other
law firm in town has these types of resources at their disposal. We offer
serious representation for important cases.
If you or someone you know has been charged with homicide,
contact Davis & Hoss, PC today.