Criminal Defense Attorney Chattanooga

Chattanooga Appeals Attorney

Tennessee Criminal Appeals Are Complex

The Chattanooga appeals process can be daunting. There are narrow time limits for the filing of a notice of appeal, which is the beginning of the appeal process. It' is the defendant's responsibility to make certain the notice of appeal is filed in a timely manner. John McDougal is a criminal appeal attorney trained to assist with this and many other needs. Our office can assist you with a motion for new trial, perfecting appeal, legal research, and the preparation of legal briefs for the courts of appeal. We can also assist you with discretionary appeal petitions to the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals. There are limited times with various steps of the appeals process.

Experienced Legal Counsel

As a criminal appeal lawyer John McDougal has handled many appeals during my 20 plus years of experience as a criminal defense lawyer and a prior special judge in General Sessions and in Chattanooga City Court. As defense counsel I vigorously represent clients on appeal in cases ranging from capital murder, death penalty appeals to appeals of misdemeanor crimes and probation revocations. Moreover, I've earned a reputation for excellence in state direct appeals and post-conviction motions challenging the constitutionality of a person's conviction.

Time Limits Apply with Appeals!

If someone you care about has been convicted of a crime, you need a skilled and experienced Chattanooga appeal attorney. My unique combination of trial and appeals experience gives me a special advantage when advising clients on the best course of action in handling their criminal appeal. Contact our law firm immediately for a free consultation to discuss the circumstances of your Chattanooga Tennessee. or Hamilton County criminal appeal.

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Appeals Practice Areas

Aggravated Arson
Aggravated Assault
Aggravated Robbery
Animal Cruelty
Appeals to the Court of Criminal Appeals
Appeals to the Tennessee Supreme Court
Assault and Battery Appeals
Assault Appeals
Asset Seizure
Bank Fraud
Boating Under the Influence
Brandishing a Weapon
Business Professions Code Violations
Child Abuse
Child Endangerment
Civil Forfeiture Proceedings
Community Corrections Violations
Computer Crimes
Criminal Appeals
Domestic Assault
Domestic Violence
Driving Offenses
Driving on a Revoked License
Driving on a Suspended License
Driving Under the Influence
Driving While Intoxicated
Drug Charges
Drug Crimes
Drug Offenses

Drug Paraphernalia Possession
Drug Possession
Drug Trafficking and Conspiracy
Expungement of Criminal Record
Federal Felonies
Gang Crimes
Grand Theft Auto
Gun Charges
Gun Crimes
Healthcare Fraud
Hit and Run
Home Invasion
Immigration Law
Insurance Fraud
Juvenile Crimes
Mail Fraud
Making Threats Against Another Person
Marijuana Growing Operation
Medicare Fraud
Money Laundering
Mortgage Fraud
Motions to Reduce Bond
Narcotic Offenses
Nonviolent Crimes

Parole Board Representation
Parole Violations
Petitions to Suspend Sentence
Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Resale
Possession of Controlled
Possession of Marijuana
Post-Conviction and Habeas Corpus Relief
Post Conviction Relief
Probation Violations
Public Intoxication
Reckless Homicide
Reinstatement Hearings
Restraining Orders
Sale of a Controlled Substance
Serious Traffic Violations
Sex Crimes
Sex Offenses
Sexual Assault
State Felonies
Tax Fraud
Theft Crimes
Traffic Ticket
Underage Consumption
Vehicular Homicide
Violation of Probation
Violent Crimes
Weapons Charges
Wire Fraud