Criminal Defense Attorney Chattanooga

Chattanooga Bond Preliminary Hearing Attorney

After you have been arrested and booked into jail, you will get a chance to appear before a judge on bail and conditional release within a few days. If you can not make bond in that first hearing, it might be weeks before you get another chance to argue for a reduced bond, or alternative release conditions. When the stakes are high, settle for nothing less than experienced Chattanooga criminal defense lawyer.

Navigate the Legal System With a Criminal Defense Attorney

The Law Offices of John McDougal is an experienced Chattanooga and Hamilton County bond and preliminary hearing attorney who knows what you are up against. Your Chattanooga Bond and Preliminary hearing attorney John McDougal is very familiar with the bond hearing and initial appearance practices in jurisdictions of Chattanooga, Hamilton county and throughout Tennessee. With his experience, you can feel confident knowing your rights will be protected throughout the legal process. The Law Offices of John McDougal has experience getting charges dismissed. In other cases, the information gained at the initial appearance hearing can open the door to plea negotiations.

Protecting Your Interests at the Earliest Stages of Your Case

Your criminal defense lawyer understands the different bond hearing practices in Chattanooga. John McDougal can appear with you to make sure that your interests are protected to the greatest extent possible. If you appeared by yourself at your bond hearing and were not released from jail, he can help get a second hearing scheduled as quickly as possible, so that your time in jail does not drag on unnecessarily.

Chattanooga Initial Appearance Hearing Attorney Working for You

At an initial appearance hearing, a judge will determine if there is enough evidence to proceed with criminal charges. The preliminary hearing is a valuable opportunity for your criminal defense attorney to see the prosecution's evidence, examine arresting officers reports and expose weaknesses in the government's case. The Law Offices of John McDougal has extensive experience uncovering holes in the prosecution's case based on evidence revealed at the initial hearing for clients accused of numerous charges.

Taking advantage of your ability to develop a strong defense at the preliminary hearing can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. Our advice and ability to help you at the earliest stages of your case can help you get out of jail and in developing important leverage in your case.

Get a Free Consultation - Call Us today at (423) 756–0536

To learn more about the ways a skilled criminal defense attorney can protect your interests at a bond hearing or initial appearance hearing, contact the Law Offices of John McDougal in Chattanooga for a free consultation. You can also use our contact email form to request a free consultation, for any questions you might have and to schedule an appointment.

Bond Preliminary Hearing 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