Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving East Tennessee

If you are seeking a criminal defense attorney, you are faced with the terrifying possibility of losing your freedom. The loss of freedom effects not only your liberty but may also effect your employment status and ability to provide for your family. During this daunting time, you need aggressive and personalized legal representation which will fight hard to protect your constitutionally protected rights and privileges.

The criminal system is intimidating and overwhelming if you or a loved one have been charged with or are under investigation for a crime. Having an experienced criminal defense attorney who can dedicate time to your case is important. One of the biggest drawbacks of being represented by someone appointed by the Court is that their caseload is often massive. At Burton McKinnish, PLLC we limit the number of cases our attorneys handle so that each client is given our individual attention and each case is prepared to the fullest.  In criminal defense, there is no case too small or inconsequential case which is why our team is comprised of attorneys with hands-on courtroom experience, appellate court experience and federal and state court practice. Let our legal team assist you in every step of the criminal defense system.

Burton McKinnish, PLLC has a respected relationship with law enforcement which leads to effective representation of our clients in the following areas of criminal defense:

Violent crimes

Theft and white-collar crimes

  • Burglary and shoplifting
  • Credit card theft and bad checks
  • Forgery and counterfeit currency
  • Motor vehicle theft or receiving stolen property
  • Embezzlement
  • Fraud and conspiracy
  • Solicitation
Sexual crimes

  • Prostitution
  • Rape
  • Molestation
  • Indecent exposure
  • Stalking
Other criminal offenses

DUI and criminal defense

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a very serious offense, often carrying harsh penalties like fines, license suspension, and jail time.  Burton McKinnish, PLLC is a criminal law firm that provides straightforward legal facts about your DUI charge and potential penalties.

Let our criminal defense attorneys advise you through every aspect of your DUI case.  Don’t leave your future driving privileges, driving record and other DUI arrest matters to other less experienced criminal law firms; contact Burton McKinnish, PLLC today.

Criminal lawyers defend drug charges

We also offer comprehensive defenses for all Tennessee drug charges.  Possession and/or sales of prescription drugs is an increasingly common problem in East Tennessee.  Drug charges in East Tennessee are no longer limited to “street drugs.”  Law enforcement agencies and district attorney offices throughout the area are increasingly cracking down on illegal possession of all drugs, whether it be prescription medication that is not in its original prescription bottle or illegal substances, such as methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana.

Let our criminal defense lawyers guide and assist you through every aspect of your drug charges case.  Don’t leave your future to other less experienced criminal defense law firms; contact Burton McKinnish, PLLC today.

Contact our criminal law attorneys

Let our criminal attorneys consult you through every step in your defense and understanding of criminal laws.

Whether you are charged with a felony or misdemeanor, our criminal defense lawyers will provide you with the vigorous criminal defense you deserve!

Call (865) 774-5515 or email us for East Tennessee Criminal Defense. We serve the following counties: Blount County, Sevier County, Knox County, Anderson County, Jefferson County, Cocke County, and Grainger County.