Criminal Defense Focused On Protecting Your Rights And Your Future

A criminal record can have long-term effects on your career, your finances and your family. But simply being charged with a crime is not the end of the story. With the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney, you can fight back. At Ritter & Edwards, we take the time to understand all aspects of your situation so we can work to protect what matters most to you. It is imperative that you contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your case, so that we can preserve any evidence that may be favorable to you. Furthermore, we represent clients not yet charged throughout the investigatory stages of the criminal process.

We represent clients facing all types of criminal charges in Tennessee, including:

  • Arson
  • Assault
  • Burglary, robbery and theft
  • Conspiracy
  • Domestic violence
  • Driving under the influence (DUI) and boating under the influence (BUI)
  • Driving on a revoked or suspended license
  • Drug crimes, including possession and trafficking
  • Federal crimes
  • Homicide and vehicular homicide
  • Reckless driving
  • Traffic violations
  • Vandalism
  • Violation of probation

If your existing criminal record is affecting your ability to get a job, housing or education, we can look into possibilities for expungement. We also provide juvenile criminal defense for youth under 18.

Our Approach To Criminal Law

As criminal defense attorneys, we are dedicated to defending your constitutional rights. If your rights have been violated through an unreasonable search and seizure, for example, we will fight to suppress that evidence. We will also make sure your constitutional rights are protected in the criminal justice system and throughout the legal process.

Our two lawyers handle every case together, bringing their different perspectives and interpretations of the law to ensure that we prepare the strongest case possible for our clients. We are passionate about fighting for our clients in the courtroom, and we will do what it takes to defend you as strongly as possible.

Get A Dedicated Lawyer On Your Side

Choosing a lawyer to represent you against a criminal charge is a big decision. We want you to feel comfortable working with us, and we want to get to know you as a person. Because of this, we always offer free consultations. Call our Oak Ridge office at 865-482-7734 or contact us online to arrange an appointment.