Criminal Defense Attorney Chattanooga

Chattanooga Domestic Violence Attorney

With the Tennessee legislature passing harsher domestic violence laws, Tennessee domestic violence laws have become well known for their strict enforcement and long-term consequences. Criminal defense attorney John McDougal earned his reputation by providing his clients with the highest standards of professional advice, which he gained through his many years as a special judge in General Sessions and Chattanooga City Court, and as a Chattanooga Criminal Defense Attorney.

A Domestic Violence Conviction has Penalties

  • Long jail sentences

  • Heavy fines and costs

  • Loss of civil rights (including the right to own a firearm)

  • Loss of employment

  • A lifetime of social stigma and loss of your reputation

  • Court ordered counseling

Hiring a Domestic Violence Lawyer to Protect Your Rights

It is important that you hire a qualified domestic violence lawyer to represent you immediately. Police most often feel compelled to arrest the person they believe to be the primary aggressor, and many times the arrest is made in error. A person arrested will likely be forced to leave his or her home, and be subject to a protective order. Violating a domestic violence protective order is a separate crime and carries with it jail time.

If you have been arrested on a domestic violence charge in Chattanooga, you need an experienced and aggressive Chattanooga domestic violence lawyer to defend your rights against a justice system that is heavily stacked in your accuser’s favor.

You Have The Right to a Skilled Legal Defense and a Fair Trial

Your Chattanooga criminal defense attorney has experience in defending clients against domestic violence charges including:

  • Protective Order Violation

  • Assault and Battery

  • Kidnapping

  • Child Snatching

  • Sexual Assault

  • False Imprisonment

  • Harassing Phone Calls

  • Harassing Text Messaging

  • Harassing Emails

  • Stalking

  • Cyber Stalking

  • Disorderly Conduct

  • Trespassing

  • Vandalism

  • Homicide

  • Violating Protective Orders

  • Violating Restraining Orders

  • Violating No-Contact Orders

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Domestic Violence Practice Areas

Aggravated Assault
Appeals to the Court of Criminal Appeals
Appeals to the Tennessee Supreme Court
Assault and Battery Appeals
Assault Appeals
Asset Seizure
Brandishing a Weapon
Child Abuse
Child Endangerment
Civil Forfeiture Proceedings
Community Corrections Violations

Computer Crimes
Criminal Appeals
Expungement of Criminal Record
Federal Felonies
Gun Charges
Gun Crimes
Juvenile Crimes
Making Threats Against Another Person
Motions to Reduce Bond

Parole Board Representation
Parole Violations
Petitions to Suspend Sentence
Probation Violations
Reckless Homicide
Reinstatement Hearings
Restraining Orders
Sex Crimes
Sex Offenses
Sexual Assault
State Felonies
Violation of Probation
Violent Crimes
Weapons Charges