Strong, Smart Misdemeanor Defense
The attorneys at Ogle, Rowell & Penland, P.C., understand that any criminal accusation can impact your life well into the future. With more than 30 years of criminal defense experience, we work to reduce charges and penalties and fight for the best possible solutions for our clients.
Understanding Offense Classifications
The disciplinary actions for misdemeanor charges are often less harsh than felony charges, but those accused still face large fines, a mark on their record and jail time. Tennessee divides the severity of a misdemeanor into three categories:
- Class A misdemeanor
- Class B misdemeanor
- Class C misdemeanor
Misdemeanors classified as class A are the most severe, while class C are the least serious. If convicted, you may lose privileges such as your ability to drive, work for the public, hold a public office position or seek professional licenses.
Creating Personalized Defense Strategies
Depending on your circumstances, a misdemeanor charge can become a felony charge. A criminal defense attorney will work to reduce charges and fines by investigating your situation, examining the charges against you, and fighting on your behalf.
Common misdemeanor crimes include:
- Traffic offenses
- Disorderly conduct
- Petty theft
If you have had more than one DUI, or are caught with more than an ounce of drugs or a particular drug, those charges are escalated to felonies.
Advocating For Your Future
If you have been accused or charged with a misdemeanor offense, contact us today. Don’t wait or say anything before calling our defense lawyers. You can reach our Sevierville office at 865-453-2866. We don’t want you to jeopardize your case or make the wrong move. We will strategize and work to minimize charges and fight false accusations so that you can move forward with your future.