A Strong Defense When You Need It Most
If you or a loved one has been accused of murder, you understand the fear and uncertainty that clouds your future. In 2018 alone, nearly 38,000 murders were reported across Tennessee. Murder charges are serious and can be devastating for both you and your loved ones, which is why you need a fearless defense on your behalf.
At the Law Offices of Meredith Mochel, we never shy away from tough cases, including murder charges. Our Chattanooga defense attorney has nearly two decades of experience with even the most complex and nuanced criminal cases. When you retain our firm, we apply our years of knowledge to build a strong defense that speaks to the exact circumstances of your situation.
Call our Chattanooga murder defense attorney at (423) 250-1499. We serve the arrested and accused throughout Hamilton and Marion Counties.
I experienced excellent communication, patience, reliability, and trust to say the least. Ms. Mochel provided me with ease of mind from start to finish throughout the entire legal process.JR
Murder in Tennessee
Murder is a broad term for a crime where someone takes the life of another. In Tennessee, murder is the most severe form of homicide, because it is often premeditated or done with malicious intent. However, the justice system exists to determine whether the murder was the result of true intent or was the result of complicated circumstances.
Many states separate murder into degrees (first, second, or third degree), but Tennessee only has felony murder. The court views any act of killing with malice or forethought as murder, and the punishment for this charge depends on the specific circumstances in your case.
Premeditation and Malice Aforethought
Most murder cases hinge on the concept of “malice aforethought” which means the act of killing another person was intentional. “Premeditation” refers to planning or entertaining the idea of murdering another person. Both malice aforethought and premeditation are significant details in any murder case. Because murder is considered a heinous felony in the eyes of the court, those convicted of felony murder may face life in prison.
Contact the Chattanooga murder attorneys at (423) 250-1499 today to discuss your case.
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The Tennessee court system is unforgiving to those charged with murder. You face a difficult uphill battle in court and the possibility of life in prison. However, at the Law Offices of Meredith Mochel, we fearlessly defend our clients against even the most serious charges.
Our firm believes in providing clients with aggressive advocacy and a fierce defense regardless of their circumstances. Our murder lawyers in Chattanooga can work alongside you to investigate the details of your situation and build a strong case on your behalf.
Don’t wait. Schedule your free initial consultation with our Chattanooga murder defense lawyer and protect your freedom.