Knox County Criminal Defense Attorney
Your Case Matters to Us
There’s a lot at stake when you are arrested and facing criminal charges. It is important that you take your case seriously and spare no effort to build a strong defense. The good news is that this is not something you need to do alone. When you hire a Knoxville criminal defense attorney from Eldridge & Blakney you will benefit from an entire team’s legal experience and knowledge. We have absolute commitment to our clients and put all hands on deck to help them obtain the best possible outcome to their case.
Our legal team consists of highly experienced trial lawyers. We have handled some of the most complex criminal cases Tennessee has seen in recent years, and we are not afraid to fight for clients no matter how intimidating the odds may seem.
Criminal cases we handle include:
- Assault & Battery
- Domestic Violence
- Drug Crimes
- Professional Discipline & Licensing Issues
- Theft & Fraud Crimes
- White Collar Crimes
If you have been charged with a criminal offense, call our office today at (865) 544-2010 to request a free consultation.
What is a Defense Attorney?
A criminal defense lawyer plays an important role in providing the accused with their legal rights and protecting them from potentially harsh prosecution. They are knowledgeable in criminal law, procedural rules, and evidence, as well as any applicable defenses to the charge.
When you've been arrested for a crime, your first step should be to contact a criminal defense attorney. With their help, you can create your own individualized legal strategy. Your lawyer will work diligently on your behalf by interviewing witnesses, as well as examining police reports and other evidence in order to build a strong case for your defense that challenges the prosecution's version of events. Additionally, they'll negotiate agreements with prosecutors such as plea bargains or reduced charges when appropriate.
Your criminal defense lawyer will be your advocate and protect you from unfair treatment by police or prosecutors. They have a legally binding duty to their clients, so they'll make sure that no evidence is withheld, that any searches were done legally, and that the defendant was treated fairly throughout the process. In the end, it's up to the defense attorney to prove your innocence or get you an acceptable outcome in court.
No matter the case, working with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney can provide invaluable assistance and insight--whether you're innocent or guilty of a crime. They are there to ensure your rights are respected and protected under the law.
Your Guide through the Criminal Court System
The law provides many protections and rights to people who have been arrested. Law enforcement is required to read you your Miranda Rights after being arrested so that you know what these are upfront. However, knowing what your rights are does not mean that you know how to use them. Things like the right to remain silent can play a critical role in the outcome of your case. In the chaos of an arrest, it can be difficult to process everything that is going on. The first thing you should do after being arrested is contact your attorney or have someone find a lawyer for you.
Our Knoxville criminal defense attorneys have helped many people who have been arrested for the first time in their lives. We can guide you through the criminal justice system and help you understand how the law can be used to your advantage.
Contact us online or call (865) 544-2010 to schedule your free consultation at Eldridge & Blakney.
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