Law Offices of James A.H. Bell, P.C.
University of Tennessee
1970 - 1974
Getting charged with any kind of criminal offense can be a frightening experience. This is particularly true for an individual who may never have had any experience with the criminal justice system. All of the sudden, you end up being thrust straight into an environment you never thought possible you would be a part of. You're exposed to embarrassment and humiliation you never imagined you or anyone else would have to experience.
The strain of being the subject of an investigation or the stress of being arrested and jailed can honestly be mind-boggling. This will make you question your most fundamental assumptions about what kind of individual you are.
The first things that go through your mind:
1) Exactly how will this affect the opinion everyone has of me?
2) Could this have an effect my job?
3) Could this have an effect on my family?
4) Could this have an effect on where I live?
A conviction of any type of crime whether it be a DUI, theft or sex crime, could have an impact on your ability to rent a home or live in certain communities. In the event that you are not a citizen, a criminal conviction can even get you deported.
The good news is, there is a possibility that your life can go back to normal. However, timing is critical. You need to know your legal rights under the law and take action to protect them right away.
Do not hold off getting help contact a skilled criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.
Timely intervention, negotiation, and planning by an knowledgeable Knoxville criminal defense lawyer is your best choice.
At the law Offices of James A.H. Bell, P.C. we handle DUI and other criminal cases throughout Tennessee. Call 865-637-2900 or complete the contact form to schedule your free case review.