Knoxville Violent Crimes Lawyers
Focused on Criminal Defense Representation in Tennessee
Local law enforcement routinely arrest individuals in the greater Knoxville area for “violent” crimes. These are crimes that involve aggression and force against other people and both public and private property. In such cases, local state and federal prosecutors seek to prosecute the accused to the fullest extent of the law making maximum charges and seeking maximum penalties against any offenders. Because of this, if you or someone you know has been accused of a violent crime, it is vital that you have an attorney in your corner who is experienced at handling these complex cases.
At The Bosch Law Firm, P.C., you can work with a legal team that has extensive experience in criminal cases at both the state and federal level. Our criminal defense attorneys are dedicated to bringing you the highest degree of service in this field, which is the main focus of our practice. When facing the severe consequences of a violent crime conviction, you want a lawyer you can trust. Our firm is led by an attorney who has achieved an AV Preeminent® peer-reviewed rating by Martindale Hubbell® that distinguishes him as one of the most professional and elite attorneys in the state. Attorney Bosch has been featured as a legal analyst on such media outlets as NBC, CNN, MSNBC, and more.
Violent Crimes in Tennessee
Accusations of a violent crime rank among the serious allegations you can face. A conviction will likely lead to prison time and hefty fines as well as a permanent criminal record. That record can endanger future prospects because it will be accessible on a routine background check. These checks can limit opportunities from future employers, landlords, professional licensing agencies, and more. If you are a noncitizen, a violent crime conviction can lead to deportation consequences.
These crimes can include but are not limited to the following:
- Armed robbery
- Assault and battery
- Vehicular homicide
- Child abuse
- Domestic violence crimes
- Sexual battery and rape
Accusation of the above crimes can result in intensive investigations by state or federal law enforcement agencies and result in felony charges with severe penalties. The penalties you will face in any violent actions directed against others will generally lead to harsher punishments than those for nonviolent crimes. Aggravating factors such as the use of deadly weapons or causing bodily injury or death will increase penalties. On the other hand, factors that are called “mitigating” are those that can reduce penalties. An example of a mitigating factor would consist of not acting as the primary actor in the crime.
Examples of charges in violent crimes include Class E felony charges for sexual battery, Class B felony charges for aggravated sexual battery, and Class A felony charges for aggravated rape. Aggravated assault is charged as either a Class D or Class C felony. These felony charges can result in prison sentences of a year up to 60 years and fines ranging from $3,000 up to $50,000 depending on the type of crime and the severity of its circumstances.
Defense Against Violent Crimes
When accused of a violent crime, you will want all defense possibilities explored and used. These can include self-defense, violations of your legal rights by law enforcement personnel, faulty or unreliable evidence of a scientific or technical nature, mistaken identity, and more. Having an attorney who is experienced at negotiating with prosecutors is also important; you may have a chance of charges or sentencing being reduced or of probation in lieu of jail time.
The Knoxville violent crimes attorneys at The Bosch Law Firm, P.C. will work zealously to explore all possible strategies that can work in your favor. Our firm is dedicated to pursuing the best possible legal result for you under the facts and circumstances of your case.
Meet with one of our experienced attorneys about your possible defense strategy. Call us at (865) 225-6466 today.