What is Criminal Law?
The difference between civil litigation and criminal litigation is that civil matters involve disputes between two or more private individuals and/or entities, while criminal matters are initiated against a defendant by either the State or Federal government. A criminal proceeding may involve the investigation and/or prosecution of a wide array of offenses, as defined by either state or federal law. Any person or entity accused of committing a crime is afforded basic constitutional rights, which is why it is critical to have a skilled criminal defense attorney representing your interests. Defending criminal cases requires an in-depth understanding of not only the United States Constitution, but also the Tennessee Constitution, particularly the amendments that outline the rights of the accused. To ensure your criminal case is handled appropriately and efficiently, please contact one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys.