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.

Criminal laws can be daunting, confusing and extensive however; a competent criminal defense lawyer makes a big difference in your ability to present a strong, effective criminal defense.  Attorney Benjamin S. Burton of Burton & McKinnish, PLLC is an experienced criminal defense attorney who works hard to achieve the best possible outcome for you.  In 2016, our firm expanded our criminal defense attorneys to include Jenae A. Anderson.  A strong litigator with a relentless approach to the practice of law – she and Mr. Burton combine to produce results criminal defense clients desire.

Selecting a criminal defense attorney is an easy choice – only Burton and McKinnish, PLLC offers representation by someone who has enforced Tennessee criminal statutes and taught the law.  No other criminal defense firm offers an attorney with both practical and intellectual experience. Let our criminal defense lawyers assist and guide you in every phase of your defense.

TN criminal lawyer with law enforcement experience

Prior to becoming a criminal defense lawyer , Mr. Burton was a police officer for the City of Sevierville and a federal agent.  Today his hands-on law enforcement experience and intimate knowledge of criminal law make him uniquely qualified to fight for clients needing an aggressive defense when charged with a crime.

Burton & McKinnish, PLLC is a criminal defense law firm that is prepared to defend clients charged with criminal offenses including the following:

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

  • Gambling
  • Obstruction of justice, resisting arrest
  • Non-payment of child support
  • Drunk driving
  • DUI

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 targeting crimes associated with prescription drugs such as the following:

  • Xanax
  • Oxycodone
  • OxyContin
  • Vicodin
  • Percocet
  • Loritab

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.