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Misdemeanor Crimes Lawyers in Chattanooga

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Misdemeanors are the mid-level crimes that are more serious than an infraction but less serious than a felony. There are three classes of misdemeanor, according to severity.

Tennessee misdemeanor classes carry the following penalties:

  • Class A: Up to $2500 fine and/or prison term not exceeding 11 months, 29 days
  • Class B: Up to $500 fine and/or jail term not exceeding 6 months
  • Class C: Up to $50 fine and/or jail term not exceeding 30 days

While in some cases, the defendant is sentenced to either a fine or a prison/jail term, in others, the defendant can receive both.

Were you arrested? Call the misdemeanor defense lawyers in Chattanooga for a free consultation. Dial (423) 829-1043 or contact Best & Brock, PLLC online.

Misdemeanor Crimes

Common Class A Misdemeanors include:

  • Assault or Domestic Assault (causing bodily injury or threatening bodily injury)
  • Simple possession of marijuana
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Vandalism (less than $500 property damage)
  • theft of property worth less than $1000 (theft of more than $1000 constitutes grand theft and is a felony).
  • DUI (first offense with no injuries or death to victims)
  • Aggravated criminal trespass

Common Class B Misdemeanors include:

  • Assault (offensive physical contact not causing injury)
  • Prostitution
  • Trespassing (at a location other than a habitation, hospital, or school)
  • Reckless Driving

Common Class C misdemeanors include:

  • Speeding (traffic ticket)
  • Public Intoxication
  • Criminal Trespass

Misdemeanors, though less serious than felonies, still deserve to be taken seriously. A misdemeanor conviction can result in jail time and damage to a family’s livelihood. Best & Brock, PLLC aggressively advocates for our clients, earning us a strong reputation throughout the Tennessee legal community.

Statutes of Limitations

The statute of limitations refers to how long after the crime is committed that a victim can seek legal action, usually beginning on the day the crime is committed. Most misdemeanors have a statute of limitations of one year, so if you are being arrested for a crime committed long ago, you may have grounds to dismiss it.

Misdemeanor Defense Attorneys with Compassion and Integrity

You don’t need to take on the intricacies of the criminal justice system alone. At Best & Brock, PLLC, we know that the backbone of our practice is our clients. We work hard to ensure that we answer your questions and advocate for your rights to the utmost of our abilities. We are known throughout the Tennessee area as tough, honest criminal defense lawyers.

Call our experienced Chattanooga misdemeanor crimes attorneys for a free case consultation today. Dial (423) 829-1043.

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To address your individual concerns as well as your legal issues. To answer all of your questions thoroughly and honestly as they come up. To aggressively defend your rights and interests to the best of our ability within the rules of ethics and the law.”

- Best and Brock
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