Experienced Defense Against Criminal Charges in Tennessee

A seasoned and reliable criminal defense lawyer can make all the difference when facing criminal charges in Knox County. At S|D Law, we specialize in providing robust legal representation to individuals navigating the complexities of the criminal justice system. Our unwavering commitment ensures that every client receives the best defense possible.

Call S|D Law today at (855) 442-2817 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our criminal defense attorney in Knox County!

Criminal Cases We Handle

  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Crimes
  • Drug Possession
  • DUI
  • Fraud
  • Juvenile Defense
  • Misdemeanors
  • Sex Crimes
  • Theft Crimes
  • Violent Crimes

Navigating the Criminal Process in Tennessee

Understanding the intricacies of the criminal process in Tennessee is crucial when confronting legal charges. At S|D Law, we take a comprehensive and strategic approach to guide our clients through each stage, ensuring they are well-informed and prepared for the journey ahead. Critical Aspects of the Criminal Process:

Arrest Phase:

  • Immediate Legal Assistance: Upon arrest, seeking legal representation promptly is vital. Our team provides swift and practical assistance to protect your rights from the outset.
  • Preliminary Hearing: We navigate the preliminary hearing, scrutinizing the evidence and building the foundation for a robust defense.

Charging Decision:

  • Thorough Case Analysis: Our legal experts meticulously analyze the case, examining the evidence and circumstances to determine the most effective defense strategy.
  • Communication with Prosecutors: We proactively communicate with prosecutors, exploring opportunities for mitigating charges or seeking alternative resolutions.


  • Clear Explanation: During the arraignment, we provide clear explanations of charges and legal options, empowering you to make informed decisions about your defense.
  • Plea Options: We explore plea options, advising on the potential implications of various choices and advocating for the best course of action.

Pre-Trial Proceedings

  • Evidence Examination: Our legal team thoroughly examines the prosecution's evidence, identifying strengths and weaknesses to inform our defense strategy.
  • Motion Filings: When necessary, we file motions to challenge evidence, request dismissals, or address other legal issues that may arise before trial.

Trial Preparation

  • Witness Preparation: We meticulously prepare witnesses, ensuring they are ready to testify confidently and effectively in your defense.
  • Trial Strategy Development: Our attorneys craft a comprehensive trial strategy, considering all aspects of your case to present a compelling defense.


  • Aggressive Defense: During the trial, we employ an aggressive defense, challenging the prosecution's case and presenting a compelling narrative to the judge and jury.
  • Legal Expertise: Our team leverages extensive legal expertise to handle courtroom procedures, cross-examine witnesses, and navigate legal arguments effectively.

Post-Trial Options: 

  • Sentencing Advocacy: If convicted, we advocate for fair and just sentencing, presenting mitigating factors influencing the outcome.
  • Appeal Process: In the event of an unfavorable verdict, we explore and pursue appeal options, continuing the fight for justice.

At S|D Law, we recognize that each phase of the criminal process demands a tailored and strategic response. Our legal team is committed to navigating this journey with you, ensuring your rights are protected, and building a solid defense against the complexities of the Tennessee legal system.

Contact Our Knox County Criminal Defense Attorney Today 

When your future is at stake, entrust your defense to S|D Law, your premier Knox County criminal defense lawyers. Our commitment to excellence and a personalized and strategic approach sets us apart. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward securing the strong defense you deserve.

Contact S|D Law today to meet with our criminal defense lawyer in Knox County!

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