Tennessee Criminal Law Attorney
Aggressive criminal defense for Cookeville, Crossville, Sparta, and Middle Tennessee
At The Law Office of Douglas K. Dennis, we do not judge you. When you are up against criminal charges, we listen carefully to your account of the situation and we lay out a plan for your criminal defense.
Criminal defense for all types of charges
Our law firm defends you against any criminal charges that you may face, including—
No charge is too minor—or too serious. We are comfortable with the full scope of Tennessee criminal law, from misdemeanors to felonies. We gladly represent you under any circumstances.
Tennessee criminal law procedure
Almost all Tennessee criminal cases begin in General Sessions Court. In Putnam County, the General Sessions Court is on East Spring Street just two minutes away from our office. Minor charges can be heard by a judge in General Sessions, and more serious charges may be handed up to Criminal Court for possible trial.
Our philosophy of criminal defense
Many criminal defense lawyers are pleased to see their cases move to Criminal Court, because they can draw out the case and continue to charge you hourly fees. My office takes the opposite approach. We aggressively seek a dismissal of your charges at the General Sessions level to avoid the expense of a trial in Criminal Court. Sometimes a trial cannot be avoided—and if that is the case, we fight to the finish. But our number one goal is to keep you out of Criminal Court altogether.
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