Morristown Criminal Defense Attorney

Murder Charges

Murder is a very serious matter in the state of Tennessee. Murder, aside from manslaughter, is essentially divided into two categories:

  • First degree murder
  • Second degree murder

Person handcuffed for murderEach has its own elements that must be proven in order to charge or convict an individual of this crime. First degree murder is the premeditated or intentional killing of another or the killing of another during the commission of a dangerous felony such as an act of terrorism, burglary, or many other crimes.

Second degree murder is the knowing killing of another or any death that results from the distribution of schedule I or schedule II drugs that result in the death of a person.

Severe Penalties

If you have been charged with second degree murder then you could face penalties of prison sentences for 15 to 25 years. If you have been charged with first degree murder then you could face life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, life imprisonment with the possibility of parole after 51 years, or in some very serious cases, you could face the death penalty. If you have been charged with murder in Tennessee then it is vitally important for you to speak with a representative from our firm as we have represented individuals who have been in this same situation before, and we will be able to apply our skill and experience to your case.

Accused of murder?

A Morristown criminal defense lawyer from The Bowlin Law Firm will be able to provide you with skillful and aggressive representation of your case that will fight for your rights, your goals and desires regarding the outcome of your case in court if you choose to work with us. We represent clients in Knoxville, Morristown, Hamblen County, and Knox County.

Contact our firm today to discuss your case.


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