Memphis Serious Felony Charges Lawyer
Criminal Defense Attorney in Shelby County
At the Law Office of Patrick E. Stegall, in Memphis, I handle the defense of serious felony charges for clients throughout Western Tennessee. I understand the consequences of a felony conviction and will aggressively advocate to protect your constitutional rights. Contact me to schedule a free initial consultation.
Felony Conviction in Tennessee
In Tennessee, if you are charged with a felony, you face a minimum of one year in jail if convicted. As a convicted felon, you also lose your right to own a firearm, as well as the right to vote. A felony conviction can also make it difficult for you to get a job, as many employers will not hire a convicted felon. If the conviction is for a sex crime, you may be forced to register as a sex offender, with your name, photo, address and crime posted on the Internet.
My Felony Defense Practice
At the Law Office of Patrick E. Stegall, I defend clients accused of serious felony charges. I thoroughly examine all aspects of the arrest, as well as any evidence the state intends to introduce. I will determine whether law enforcement officials had probable cause, ensure that constitutional protections against unlawful search and seizure were not violated, and verify that you were given appropriate warnings before you made any statements to the police.
Though I prepare every case to go to trial and will aggressively represent your interests before a judge and jury. I will also work with you to identify the potential consequences of a trial, so that we can determine whether a plea bargain is in your best interests.
In some situations, a prior conviction can be removed from your permanent record, a process called expungement. If this is appropriate, I will take the steps necessary to have your record expunged.
For dedicated and knowledgeable representation on serious felony charges in Western Tennessee, contact my office to set up a free consultation.