Experienced Criminal Defense Representation

Anyone facing criminal charges in Tennessee has a lot to lose. A conviction can mean steep fines, jail time and other commitments like community service. Depending on the crime, your job and your driver's license could also be at risk.

With so much to lose, you can't afford to bring your case to just any attorney. You need the help of a tough, smart criminal defense lawyer like Cameron Bell, Attorney At Law.

Our firm is ready to defend against a wide variety of criminal charges, including:

  • Traffic offenses (speeding, driving without a license, reckless driving, etc.)
  • Drunk driving (DUI)
  • Vandalism and other property crimes
  • Shoplifting
  • Theft
  • Drug crimes
  • Underage Consumption
  • Public Intoxication
  • Domestic violence
  • Robbery and aggravated robbery
  • Burglary
  • Aggravated burglary (burglarizing someone's private residence)
  • Simple assault and aggravated assault
  • Kidnapping and aggravated kidnapping
  • Homicide and attempted homicide

Clients often have questions about the specific charges they are facing, including the differences between misdemeanors and felonies. Essentially, these are two classes of crimes, usually distinguished by the severity of the alleged offense and the potential sentences. In general, misdemeanor convictions can result in up to one year in jail (but typically much less time or no jail time at all). Felony convictions, on the other hand, can result in a prison sentence of one year or more.

Keys To Resolving Your Criminal Charges: Communication And Collaboration

No one has a bigger stake in the outcome of your case than you do. For this and other reasons, our firm believes that you should be an active participant in the process. Our attorney, Cameron Bell, will meet with you right away and will take the time to listen to your side of the story.

Next, he will answer any questions and address any concerns you may have. He will clearly explain all of your options and the likely outcome of each option. Finally, he will collaborate with you on a strategy to resolve your criminal charges in the most favorable way possible.

Addressing Consequences Related To Your Criminal Charges

Our firm's commitment to clients includes helping them understand (and avoid or resolve) the potential future consequences related to their criminal charges.

As just one example, consider a shoplifting conviction. In Knox County, big chain stores like Wal-Mart are putting previously convicted shoplifters on a no-trespass list. If you are on that list and try to visit Wal-Mart again (in any state), you could be charged with burglary, which is a Class B felony.

Another common problem related to drug crimes and certain other offenses is civil and criminal forfeiture. Law enforcement agencies can and do seize personal property if it can be even loosely tied to criminal activity. Getting your property back is often surprisingly difficult, even if you are never convicted. Our firm is ready to represent you in forfeiture hearings as well as in criminal court.

Call Today To Speak To An Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer

Cameron Bell, Attorney At Law, is based in Knoxville and offers free initial consultations to clients throughout Knox County. To schedule an appointment, contact us online or call 865-219-3545.