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Criminal Defense

At Camp & Camp, we know that criminal charges can happen to anyone. Our goal is to help you navigate your situation, whether your charges are on the state or federal level, and assist you with achieving the best possible outcome. Great advice is key to overcoming your charges and providing you with the opportunity to move on with your life. Click on the links below to learn more.

At Camp & Camp, we are dedicated to upholding our clients' rights in any state or federal criminal matter. We counsel people who have been charged with crimes (or who believe they may be charged), to confer with an attorney as soon as possible.

Camp & Camp will defend you against any State or Federal charges, including:

  • Assault and battery
  • Drug crimes or possession, manufacturing, trafficking, or sale of illegal substances
  • DUI or drunk driving
  • Homicide and murder
  • Juvenile crimes
  • Robbery and burglary
  • White collar crimes
  • Federal crimes

If You Are Arrested or Stopped by a Police Officer

We care about preserving your rights. If you are stopped by a police officer, please follow the basic rules below.

  • Be polite and cooperative.
  • Ask to speak to a lawyer. You truly do have the right to remain silent.
  • Refuse any search of your person or vehicle.
  • Ask the police officer why you are being held and whether you are free to go.
  • Understand you might have to spend at least one night in jail if arrested.
  • Pay attention to the charges or the bail imposed at the arraignment. If you were jailed, you will need to pay the clerk the full amount or a bail bondsman 10% of the required amount.
  • Secure the services of an attorney early.
  • Discuss your case only with your attorney, not with jail or court personnel.

At Camp & Camp, we provide a vigorous defense against all DUI and related charges. If you have been accused of a DUI, it is imperative to retain an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can guide you about your rights and raise a focused defense on your behalf. A DUI is a serious situation that can result in a criminal record, driver's license suspension, jail time and other serious criminal penalties.

Since DUI law is very methodical, it is vital to retain a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. We aggressively challenge the prosecution's evidence, including the validity of the vehicle stop, field sobriety tests, arrest, Breathalyzer or blood tests and the officer's account of events.

It is imperative to retain an attorney very early in a case in order to file the necessary motions for preservation of blood samples and preservation of any video recordings or radio traffic recordings of your stop.

There are multiple stages of a DUI arrest that should be examined closely by an skilled attorney. The first stage is the reason for the original stop or contact by law enforcement officers. We will look at whether an officer had a realistic suspicion to make a traffic stop or contact and if the officer used any of the 24 cues for impaired driving listed in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) manual.

The second stage involves the first contact between the officer and the driver. We will look at any reported observations of the officer and any requests made by the officer.

The third stage involves field sobriety tests (SFSTs). Police officers are taught to conduct SFSTs according to the NHTSA manual. The determination of how one performs on these field sobriety tests is based on the individual opinion of the officer. A practiced criminal defense attorney can study the video of the SFSTs to analyze and counter the officer's subjective determination that SFSTs indicated impairment. You are not required to take SFSTs under Tennessee Law. Politely tell the officer that you refuse the attempt and then do not say anything else, as you are probably being videotaped.

Once a driver is placed under arrest for DUI, the implied consent law requires a driver to agree to a blood or breath test or the driver can lose his or her license. If a driver chooses to submit to a Breathalyzer or blood test, the trustworthiness of those tests should not be assumed. Many factors can affect the validity of a chemical test, including operator error, unique characteristics of the driver, reliability of the equipment and machines used and preservation and handling of the samples themselves.

DUIs are not simple cases. Having a criminal defense attorney experienced in the field of DUI defense is vital to the ultimate outcome of your case. People who retain our firm can be confident that their case will be handled well. If retained for your DUI case, we have the ability to handle all components of your defense, including all criminal charges and all civil DUI license suspension hearings. Our objective is to protect your license, record and future.