Persons accused of criminal acts in Tennessee have fundamental rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and Tennessee’s, chief among them the presumption of innocence and the right to a fair trial. With more than 60 years of combined experience, the defense attorneys at Trant Law in Knoxville are highly qualified to advocate for the rights of clients accused of a range of criminal offenses. Whether you are accused of a drug offense, a financial crime or a violent crime, we will work with you to develop a strong defense strategy and protect your due process rights every step of the way.
Our attorneys will advocate for your rights in every experience with the criminal justice system, from police questioning and probable cause hearings to entering pleas and trial and sentencing. We are knowledgeable in all the details involved in trial and appellate advocacy in state and federal court, and we work tirelessly to win acquittals and appeal convictions with federal habeas corpus petitions if necessary.
With the strict laws Tennessee has implemented for narcotics possession within certain zones, having just a small amount of illicit substances within 1,000 feet of a school or park can carry a minimum penalty of 15 years. Even longer sentences are imposed if the accused has prior offenses. Trant Law has up-to-date knowledge of ever-changing state and federal drug laws and the most effective defenses for representing clients accused of drug crimes.
In Tennessee, felony crimes carry sentences ranging from one year in prison for the least serious offenses to the death penalty for murder. Trant Law defends clients against such felony charges as:
Tennessee classifies felonies from Class A (the most serious) to Class E (the least serious). Sentences imposed depend on the defendant’s prior criminal history and can range from 60 years in prison for Class A felonies to under one year for Class E. Probation may be granted for some offenses when the sentence is 10 years or less.
When facing charges that can have such a profound effect on your future, you need a law firm with broad experience in state and federal criminal litigation. And our dedication to clients doesn’t end if they are convicted. We vigorously pursue post-conviction strategies to win their release, including motions for a new trial, appeals of convictions and sentences, post-conviction and exoneration petitions, habeas corpus relief, and motions for DNA testing. We have argued and won appeals in state and federal trial and appellate courts in East Tennessee.
At Trant Law, we represent clients throughout East Tennessee in a full range of criminal defense matters. Call our Knoxville office at 865-672-6724 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.