Timing is a crucial element in a criminal defense case. The police and prosecution begin building a case against you from the moment you are named as a suspect or arrested for involvement in a crime. The sooner you contact an experienced Tennessee criminal defense lawyer, the better your chances may be for a positive outcome.

At the Michael J. Stengel Law Firm, I defend individuals against all criminal charges in state and federal court, including:

  • Alcohol-related cases
  • Arson
  • Assault and battery
  • Burglary
  • Capital formation
  • Capital murder
  • Criminal antitrust
  • Criminal conspiracy
  • Criminal forfeiture
  • Domestic violence
  • Driver’s license suspension
  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Drug crimes
  • Electronic surveillance
  • Embezzlement
  • Expungements
  • Extortion
  • Extradition
  • Federal court cases, federal investigations and grand jury investigations
  • Felonies
  • Fifth Amendment law
  • Forgery
  • Fourth Amendment law
  • Fraud
  • Hit and run
  • Homicide
  • International criminal law
  • International extradition
  • Larceny
  • Manslaughter
  • Misdemeanors
  • Money laundering
  • Murder
  • Parole and probation violations
  • Reckless driving
  • Sex crimes
  • Shoplifting
  • Speeding
  • Stalking
  • State court felonies and misdemeanors
  • Theft
  • Traffic violations
  • Weapons charges
  • White collar crimes
  • Wire tapping

As your attorney, I evaluate the evidence in your case and interview any witnesses involved. I make sure the police followed proper procedure during your arrest and questioning and that your rights were not violated. Depending on the details of your case, it may be possible to have the charges against you reduced or dismissed. I work hard to obtain the best possible outcome to your situation.

State and federal court representation
Not all crimes are created equal. When you are accused of breaking a state law, your case is heard in the Tennessee state court system. I regularly defend individuals against felony and misdemeanor charges in the state courts in Tennessee.

If you are charged with violating federal law, your case must be resolved by the federal court system. I represent clients in federal court cases, including federal investigations and grand jury investigations.

Let the Stengel Law Firm fight for you

If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges in Tennessee, I stand ready to protect your rights. Contact me online or call my office at 901.527.3535. I look forward to speaking with you.