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Pigeon Forge Criminal Defense Attorney

Attorney for Clients with Traffic Violations, Federal Crimes, and Assault Charges in Pigeon Forge, TN

Pigeon Forge, TN is home to some of the area's most enjoyable attractions, including Dollywood, The Island in Pigeon Forge, and the annual Rod Run car show. However, the area is also known for its police department's crackdown on crime. Just look at the statistics from the last Rod Run car show. During that weekend, police arrested 44 people and issued 249 citations for incidents such as traffic violations and public intoxication.

Whether you are a resident or a visitor, if you are facing criminal charges, it is important to have a seasoned Pigeon Forge criminal defense attorney with deep roots in the community defend you. At Jeffrey Coller, Knoxville Criminal Defense Attorney, we have more than a decade of legal experience behind us, and we advocate for our clients and help them navigate the Tennessee criminal justice system.

Property Crimes

National crime statistics reveal that property crimes are the most common charges in Pigeon Forge, resulting in the arrests of approximately 250 people each year. A property crime is one where a person's property is stolen or destroyed, but the perpetrator does not threaten violence against the owner.

Our firm has successfully represented many clients who have been arrested for property crimes, including:

  • Burglary – This offense is defined as the unlawful entering of a property with the intent to steal something. This crime is charged as a felony in Tennessee, which can result in one to 12 years in prison if convicted. At Jeffrey Coller, Knoxville Criminal Defense Attorney, we have had cases in which a client has been charged with burglary, but we have been able to get the charges reduced to trespassing, which is a much lesser charge – a Class C misdemeanor – than the felony classification of burglary.
  • Motor vehicle theft – The unauthorized taking of another party's vehicle is a serious offense in Tennessee. Factors such as why the vehicle was stolen, how the vehicle was stolen, and the vehicle's value determine whether a defendant will be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. Motor vehicle theft charges range from Class A misdemeanors (punishable by a jail term of up to 12 months) to the most serious classification of Class A felony (punishable by 15 to 60 years in prison).
  • Vandalism – Although this may seem like a "minor" crime, a conviction can still result in serious ramifications. It is treated as a property crime and charged as a Class A misdemeanor. Under Tennessee law, a misdemeanor conviction can result in a penalty of up to 12 months in jail and fines of up to $2,500.

A criminal defense attorney from Jeffrey Coller, Knoxville Criminal Defense Attorney can also defend you against other types of theft, including credit card fraud, theft of services, theft by deception, and identity fraud.

Violent Crimes

Violent crime is another type of crime that frequently results in arrests in Pigeon Forge each year. It is not uncommon for someone to face an assault charge because the officers on the scene fail to thoroughly investigate an incident, leading to the arrest of someone who may have been only defending themselves. Our firm has handled many cases where false accusations were made, especially in domestic violence cases.

The attorneys at Jeffrey Coller, Knoxville Criminal Defense Attorney have the skill, experience, and legal knowledge to defend clients even against the most serious of charges, including murder, sex crimes, harassment and stalking, weapons violations, and drug offenses.


Driving under the influence (DUI) is one of the most prevalent charges that our clients face. A DUI arrest can happen to anyone, no matter their age or background. If you are facing DUI charges, it is critical to have a criminal defense attorney in the Pigeon Forge area defending you against a conviction. Even a first-offense DUI will result in a mandatory loss of license and the requirement to attend a substance abuse program. In some cases, you may even have to serve time in jail. If this is your second or subsequent DUI offense, a conviction may result in a longer loss of driving privileges and even more time in jail.

Tennessee also has laws against boating under the influence (BUI) that are just as serious as DUI laws, and a BUI conviction carries the possibility of jail time, hefty fines, and loss of operating privileges.

An arrest for driving or boating under the influence does not mean an automatic conviction. There may be legal defense options that your attorney can use that can result in a lesser charge or even a dismissal of the charges against you.

Contact Our Pigeon Forge, TN Criminal Defense Attorneys

At Jeffrey Coller, Knoxville Criminal Defense Attorney, when a client comes to us facing criminal charges, we conduct an extensive investigation into the circumstances of the case, gathering evidence that will show the weakness of the prosecution's arguments. Our law firm has built a solid reputation for aggressively representing our clients, and we will work diligently to make sure your rights are protected throughout this process. Contact us today at 865-281-1000 to schedule a free, confidential consultation with one of our Pigeon Forge criminal defense attorneys.

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