Security, Confidence, and Planning
Felony and Misdemeanor
Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, all criminal charges have the potential to have a serious impact on your life.
A conviction could result in:
- Prison time
- Substantial fines
- Negative impact on your ability to be employed
- Loss of rights, such as owning a firearm
Your defense is only as strong as your lawyer’s ability to advocate on your behalf.
Your defense is only as strong as your lawyer’s ability to advocate on your behalf. When you are facing a misdemeanor or felony charge, you deserve to be represented by someone who will treat your case seriously – the impact of a conviction can follow you for life. Get started on your defense, contact us today.
Driving under the influence is a serious offense that requires a skilled and knowledgeable attorney. The difference between the outcome of your case and every other case depends on your lawyer’s knowledge of the law and experience with handling DUI charges.
Without an experienced attorney, you run the risk of being treated like a number rather than a person who has a real life, real obligations, and faces real consequences.
While judges can use their discretion and make their own decisions in most criminal cases, the Tennessee Legislature has removed a judge’s ability to consider the facts of each driving under the influence case and render a decision that is based on those facts. This means that, without an experienced attorney, you run the risk of being treated like a number rather than a person who has a real life, real obligations, and faces real consequences.
Each DUI case is different and occurs under unique circumstances. Your lawyer should be able to explain your options and inform you about the penalties the law imposes if you are convicted. Don’t want to be a number? Contact Schell & Oglesby today and we’ll work toward the best outcome together.
Drug charges are serious. But even more serious is the reality that almost every person facing a drug charge is struggling with an addiction. Drug addiction, sometimes called substance use disorder, is a medical diagnosis that deserves a treatment plan—not a criminal sentence.
Everyone is entitled to have a defense lawyer who not only advocates for them in the courtroom but treats them with empathy and compassion
We firmly believe that addiction cannot be punished away and should be treated just like any other medical or health condition. Those who struggle with substance use disorder don’t just wake up in the morning and decide to break the law so they can get high. Instead, they are faced with battling the symptoms of a medical condition completely outside of their control. Everyone is entitled to have a defense lawyer who not only advocates for them in the courtroom but treats them with empathy and compassion.
There are options available for every person fighting this battle and your defense should consider both your current legal charges as well as your long-term health and wellbeing. Contact us today for a free consultation and get the advocate you deserve.
Whatever criminal charges you’re facing, you deserve an attorney who will fight for the best possible outcome as well as provide advice, guidance, support, and empathy. Our clients can expect:
- An aggressive, comprehensive legal defense
- A partner who will support and defend them through every step of the process
- A full explanation of their options and the process
- To be treated compassionately as a person of worth, not just a number
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.