Being charged with a criminal offense can be very scary and intimidating. Not knowing your rights may leave you wondering whether to accept the charges and plea to an offense in order to minimize your potential punishment.

When charged with a crime, it is vital to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Justin Bell can analyze the circumstances surrounding your case and determine whether your Constitutional rights were respected by the arresting officer(s) or whether your rights were violated.

Often times, during the course of an arrest, officers make costly mistakes that may lead to suppression of evidence and strengthen your defense for the charge(s) against you.

Negotiation is a critical component of resolving a case. Understanding the strengths of your defense strategy is what allows your attorney to aggressively secure a resolution that is in YOUR best interest. 

If you are charged with a criminal offense in Tennessee, contact The Bell Law Firm for a free consultation regarding your case.

Do you or someone you know need representation?

If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime, or is even suspected of committing a crime, you should contact a criminal defense lawyer immediately before making any important decisions.


The ability to lead, build rapport, and influence others are skills that very few attorneys have and these skills provide Mr. Bell with a tremendous advantage when representing clients whose fate lies in the hands of a jury of their peers.

felony & misdemeanor charges in tennessee


Misdemeanor Charges

Simple possession or casual exchange of a controlled substance.

  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Domestic Assault / Simple Assault
  • Theft of property / Theft of merchandise
  • Vandalism

Driving related charges:

  • Driving on revoked or suspended license
  • Financial Responsibility
  • Reckless Driving
  • Speeding
  • Failure to maintain a lane

Alcohol related charges:

  • Underage Consumption
  • Public Intoxication
  • Disorderly Conduct

Felony Charges

  • Gun Charges
  • Drug-Free / School Zone Offenses
  • Gang Related Offenses and Enhancements
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Conspiracy
  • Carjacking
  • Arson
  • Murder/Homicide
  • Possession of Counterfeit Controlled Substances

Possession of Controlled Substances with Intent to Sell, Manufacture or Deliver

If you have been found in possession of a controlled substance and have been charged with intent to sell or deliver, you need to invoke your right to remain silent and contact The Bell Law Firm immediately.
An arresting officer may ask questions designed to theorize or come to the conclusion of your intent to sell the controlled substance.
Also, the State will certainly argue the amount of the particular drug suggests the intent to sell or that such may be inferred or theorized. It is imperative that you contact an experienced attorney who understands how to appropriately defend you.

Counterfeit Controlled Substances

If you have been arrested and charged with counterfeit controlled substances, it is vitally important that you call The Bell Law Firm immediately. This particular statute is substantially different than the statutes that pertain to possession of actual controlled substances. DO NOT agree to any plea offer concerning a counterfeit controlled substance charge without first discussing your case with The Bell Law Firm.

Aggravated Assault

A simple assault charge can quickly escalate into a serious felony simply by choking another person or displaying a deadly weapon during the commission of a simple assault. If an assault involves choking, impeding normal breathing or circulation of blood by applying pressure to the throat or neck OR by blocking the nose or mouth of another person -no injury is required- which means the interference with another’s breathing or normal flow of blood to the brain, no injury is required, then you will likely be charged with Aggravated Assault, which is a Class-C felony in Tennessee and is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

Kidnapping / Aggravated Kidnapping

Kidnapping can sometimes be misleading to individuals who are charged with this crime. If a person knowingly removes or confines another, unlawfully, so as to substantially interfere with another person’s liberty or freedom of movement while in possession of a deadly weapon or threatens to use a deadly weapon, then you can be charged with aggravated kidnapping, which is a Class-B felony in Tennessee and is punishable by up to 30 years in prison.

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