Chattanooga Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Hamilton County, TN area since 1982


Arrested and charged with a crime?  The consequences are very serious.  You may face many years in prison. As well as loss of your job, driver s license, family problems, and the list goes on.   First, retain an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Chattanooga attorney Jim Purple defends criminal defendants  in Tennessee, and has since 1982. Our attorneys and legal team practice  in Sessions Criminal, Criminal Court, and City Courts: Red Bank, East Ridge, Collegedale, Soddy Daisy, and more.

What is Criminal Law?

Break the law, you suffer the penalty of punishment. The criminal law forbids an unlawful action.   The State of Tennessee, and the federal government have their own set of criminal laws. A skilled criminal defense lawyer will explain the law to you.   Criminal law consists of the legal code.  As well as,  the rules that define criminal or illegal conduct and the penalties.   A crime is an illegal act for which a punishment (jail or prison time, or fine) will be imposed upon conviction.

Retain a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Chattanooga Law FirmDon’t face criminal charges alone. Let the criminal defense lawyers  at Purple Law Firm, help you. Chattanooga criminal defense lawyers defend and protect your rights. 

Felony Charges

A felony charge accuses you of committing a very serious crime. There are several classes (A-E) of felony crimes.   The punishment ranges from 1 year to life in prison, or capital punishment. 

Misdemeanor Crimes

A misdemeanor means being arrested and accused of committing a less serious crime. The penalties range from fines to jail time  for up to 11 months 29 day for a Class “A” misdemeanor. 

DUI – Driving Under the Influence

DUI- Driving under the influence of intoxicants, including alcohol, marijuana, illegal narcotics, and some prescription drugs. Conviction of a DUI offense can lead to a revoked drivers license. Multiple convictions of a DUI offense can lead to felony charges. The penalties for a DUI conviction are very tough in Tennessee. Retain an experienced DUI attorney to defend your legal rights,   

 Experienced Criminal Defense

 Lawyer in Chattanooga

Criminal law is very serious. The outcome of your criminal case could affect you for the rest of your life.   Aside from the penalties of the criminal law, there are many other negative effects when a person is convicted or a crime.   Don’t go it alone. Or save a few dollars. Put experience to work for you.   A criminal defense lawyer who is seasoned knows how to formulate a defense and if necessary, negotiate a plea agreement for you. Experience matters, and so does reputation. Chattanooga criminal defense lawyer, Jim Purple has been practicing in the Hamilton County area since 1982.  Our legal team also serves Bradley, Rhea, and Marion County.