Felony & Misdemeanor

Reliable Felony and Misdemeanor Attorneys in Franklin, Brentwood & Columbia at Your Defense

Quality representation for offenses ranging from misdemeanor assault to felony murder

Tennessee law divides criminal offenses into two major categories: felonies and misdemeanors. For more than 20 years, the Law Offices of Adrian H. Altshuler & Associates has provided vigorous defense for middle Tennessee residents accused of felony and misdemeanor crimes.

Felony attorneys for all classes of crimes

Felonies are serious crimes that threaten the lives and property of others. Crimes against persons include assault, DUI, domestic violence, drug crimes, kidnapping, involuntary or voluntary manslaughter, first-degree or second-degree murder, rape and robbery. Felony crimes against property include arson, burglary, credit card fraud and theft.

The Tennessee Criminal Code categorizes felony in classes according to the severity of the crime. The punishment escalates accordingly.

  • Capital crime – Includes firs-degree murder and felony murder. Punishments include death and life imprisonment
  • Class A felony – Not less than 15 nor more than 60 years in prison. In addition, the jury may assess a fine not to exceed $50,000, unless otherwise provided by statute
  • Class B felony – Not less than eight nor more than 30 years in prison. In addition, the jury may assess a fine not to exceed $25,000, unless otherwise provided by statute
  • Class C felony – Not less than three years nor more than 15 years in prison. In addition, the jury may assess a fine not to exceed $10,000, unless otherwise provided by statute
  • Class D felony – Not less than two years nor more than 12 years in prison. In addition, the jury may assess a fine not to exceed $5,000, unless otherwise provided by statute
  • Class E felony – Not less than one year nor more than six years in prison. In addition, the jury may assess a fine not to exceed $3,000, unless otherwise provided by statute

If you have been charged with a felony, such as drug trafficking, you need a lawyer skilled in handling felony charges to represent your rights.

Skilled representation in Tennessee misdemeanor cases

Misdemeanors are crimes against persons, such as simple assault, disorderly conduct, DUI, domestic violence, drug possession, prostitution, and against property, such as theft, trespass and vandalism. While less severe than felonies, misdemeanors still bear serious consequences including fines and time in a local or county jail in middle Tennessee.

The Tennessee Criminal Code also divides misdemeanors into classes according to severity with escalating punishments.

  • Class A misdemeanor – not greater than 11 months 29 days in jail or a fine not to exceed $2,500, or both, unless otherwise provided by statute
  • Class B misdemeanor – not greater than six months in jail or a fine not to exceed $500, or both, unless otherwise provided by statute
  • Class C misdemeanor – not greater than 30 days in jail or a fine not to exceed $50, or both, unless otherwise provided by statute

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor, including drug possession, you need a qualified criminal defense attorney to represent you.

Contact our capable felony and misdemeanor lawyers serving middle Tennessee

The Law Offices of Adrian H. Altshuler & Associates provides aggressive criminal defense in Spring Hill, Murfreesboro, Lawrenceburg and Pulaski, Tennessee. To learn more about how we can defend your rights and liberty, call us today at 615-656-3099 or use our convenient online form to schedule your free initial consultation.

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Franklin, TN 37064
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Columbia, TN 38401
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Brentwood, TN 37027
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