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Violent Crime Defense Attorneys in Knoxville
If you are facing criminal charges for a violent crime in Tennessee, it is essential to retain an experienced attorney right away. The consequences of a conviction can be severe, including hefty fines, long-term imprisonment, and a criminal record that could affect you for the rest of your life. This is why you ought to turn to S|D Law, a firm that will do everything it can to fight for your future. We have defended thousands of clients in cases just like yours. Our Knoxville violent crime defense attorneys have the skill and know-how to fight your charges. In fact, they have a 90% success rate. Let us guide and advocate for you throughout the legal process.
To discuss your case and find out how we can help you, call (865) 276-8441 or reach out to us online.
Types of Violent Crime in Tennessee
Tennessee law defines violent crime as any action that involves the threat or use of violence against another person.
Violent offenses include but are not limited to:
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Penalties for Violent Offenses in Tennessee
Violent offenses in Tennessee can result in either misdemeanor or felony charges. Assault, for example, is a Class B misdemeanor and can lead to a six-month jail sentence and a fine of up to $500. More severe violent offenses such as murder or kidnapping are considered felonies and can result in years in prison and tens of thousands of dollars in fines.
It is important to note that certain factors can enhance sentences for both misdemeanor and felony crimes. Repeat offenses can increase the severity of the penalties, as well as whether the defendant had a firearm, caused bodily harm, was on bail or parole at the time of the alleged offense, and more.