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Misdemeanor Lawyer in Chattanooga, TN

For individuals facing misdemeanor charges in Tennessee, it’s important to understand your charges and legally protected rights, so you can make informed decisions regarding your case. Though not as serious as felony charges, these offenses still carry serious legal penalties and can have a lasting impact on your life, especially when handled carelessly. Consulting with an experienced criminal defense attorney is crucial for helping you avoid the most severe legal punishments, as well as ensuring your life remains on track. 

If you choose to work with Andrea Hayduk Law to resolve your misdemeanor case, you’re getting an experienced attorney who has dedicated her career to defending Tennesseans against all kinds of misdemeanor and felony criminal charges, including DUI, drug, and assault charges. She has 15+ years of criminal defense experience and is a founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA), as well as a board member of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (TACDL) and the Tennessee Innocence Project. No matter the circumstances of your alleged charges or arrest, you can be certain that Attorney Hayduk is committed to pursuing justice on your behalf. 

Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with our Chattanooga misdemeanor attorney.

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    Misdemeanor Defense Services in Hamilton, Bradley, Marion, Polk, & McMinn Counties

    In terms of their penalties, misdemeanors are distinguished from felonies by the fact that they are typically punishable by less than one year of jail time (up to 11 months and 29 days). Misdemeanor offenses typically include various minor crimes, such as trespassing, as well as more serious crimes, such as assault and third DUI offenses. These range from Class C to Class A misdemeanors, with the latter being the most serious charge before becoming a felony. Repeat misdemeanor-level offenses can sometimes lead to felony charges. Certain circumstances may also result in enhanced charges, such as past criminal histories and causing severe bodily or traumatic injuries. 

    Common Misdemeanors Include: 

    • Disorderly conduct
    • Driving without a valid license
    • First-offense driving under the influence (DUI) charges
    • Possession of drug paraphernalia 
    • Public intoxication
    • Shoplifting or petty theft
    • Vandalism

    Misdemeanors may also include more serious crimes, such as: 

    • Assault (including battery and aggravated assault)
    • Certain sex crimes (e.g., indecent exposure)
    • Certain driving offenses (e.g., reckless driving, drag racing, etc.)
    • Domestic violence
    • Second and third DUI offenses
    • Possession of less than a half ounce of marijuana
    • Illegal possession of a firearm

    Fighting Misdemeanor Charges

    Through our years of experience and ongoing professional service, our team has gained a unique insight into the kinds of challenges people face when taking on Tennessee’s criminal justice system. We want you to know that you’re not alone in all of this. 

    Our Chattanooga misdemeanor lawyer will work diligently toward the best possible outcome for your situation. We will fiercely advocate on your behalf in discussions and negotiations with prosecutors and in court proceedings, while also carefully examining the prosecution’s case and the circumstances of your arrest. Our team also keeps keep up with Tennessee’s legal statutes, as well as the different ways they are being applied to misdemeanor cases across the state. This careful attention to detail helps us understand how the law may affect your case and enables us to craft a personalized legal defense that gives us the best chance to secure a favorable resolution for your situation. 

    To discuss your case with our Chattanooga misdemeanor attorney, call (423) 301-5050.

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