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Memphis Criminal Defense Lawyers

Based in Memphis, attorneys at Bateman Gibson defend clients throughout western Tennessee who are facing criminal charges.  When dealing with the consequences of an arrest, you need intelligent, aggressive, ethical representation.  Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or a serious felony offense, we are veteran criminal lawyers who possess the necessary skills and diligence to protect your rights, your freedom, and your future.

Misdemeanor crimes are generally defined as crimes with punishments that include fines, probation, community service, or a maximum jail time of less than 12 months.  Examples of misdemeanor crimes include:

  • DUI/DWI
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Simple Assault
  • Simple Battery
  • Vandalism
  • Minor Theft (usually $500 or less)
  • Public Intoxication
  • Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana (less than 1 ounce)
  • Misdemeanor Traffic Offenses (parking tickets, driving without a license, speeding, failure to yield, following too closely, etc.)

A felony is a very serious crime that may result in jail time of a year or more, loss of voting rights, and loss of the right to own a firearm.  Additionally, a felony charge can prohibit your right to work in certain industries depending on your charge.  Examples of felony crimes include:

  • Drug Possession
  • Arson
  • Burglary
  • Murder
  • Drug Trafficking with Intent to Sell
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Theft ($500 or more)
  • Identity Theft
  • DUI/DWI (if fourth offense or more)

Not only do our attorneys work relentlessly to prepare and present the most compelling case on your behalf, we also take pride in maintaining high legal standards.  Such determination and professionalism have earned Bateman Gibson lawyers the respect of the legal community.  Let us help you get back on course after the devastating consequences of an arrest. Contact Bateman Gibson today.