Just because the charge you are facing is a misdemeanor doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take it seriously. As with felonies, misdemeanors can affect your ability to get a job, rent an apartment, buy a home or even attend certain colleges in Tennessee and other states. Additionally, certain misdemeanor traffic offenses can lead to license suspension or being dropped by your insurer.
At Blount Law Firm, our lawyers understand the situation you’re in and the importance of taking swift action in order to protect your future and best interests. We have years of experience handling a wide variety of misdemeanor charges, helping clients throughout the Collierville and Germantown areas in Tennessee. We take the right steps to refute misdemeanor charges, effectively keeping them off our clients’ records so they don’t end up affecting our clients’ lives, insurance rates or insurance coverage.
Take the right first steps in your situation. Defend your rights with help from Blount Law Firm. Call for a free consultation: 901-617-1196.
Our legal team is well-versed in Tennessee criminal law and has experience handling criminal cases involving charges across all three classes of misdemeanors (Class A, B and C). We can help you defend yourself against charges related to:
Shoplifting or other theft
Driving offenses and traffic tickets – including speeding, stoplight/stop sign violations, tailgating, reckless driving, seat belt violations, texting and driving violations, and other moving violations
Simple possession of marijuana
Distribution of marijuana under 1/2 ounce
Possession and use of drug paraphernalia
Assault or domestic assault
Driving under the influence (DUI) – including first, second and third offenses
The criminal penalties and collateral consequences of a misdemeanor conviction can have a serious and lasting impact on your life. Many offenses carry the possibility of jail time. A misdemeanor on your record can affect college enrollment, scholarships and financial aid, as well as job opportunities, housing, lending or even volunteering in your community.
The criminal defense lawyers of Blount Law Firm conduct a thorough review of the charges and the government’s case against you. Through prompt intervention, we may be able to convince the prosecuting attorney to drop the charges or reduce the charges to a lesser offense. We explore alternatives to a conviction, such as diversion programs, that keep the misdemeanor off your record if you adhere to the court’s terms. We argue for alternatives to jail such as probation, fines, restitution and community service. Our goal is to minimize the immediate penalties and prevent a regrettable episode from ruining your future. And our lawyers are prepared to defend you at trial if you cannot afford a conviction.
The defense of your future and best interests is our top concern at Blount Law Firm. Whether you’re dealing with a traffic ticket or a more intricate misdemeanor offense, our will put their 70 years of institutional knowledge to work making sure your rights are defended and you get the best possible outcome for your situation.