Being charged with Murder in Tennessee can result in sanctions ranging from the death penalty in Tennessee if convicted or in the alternative, no penalty for a justifiable, lawful killing. Homicide in Tennessee is conduct and intent specific, which requires a careful factual and legal analysis of the case. With the stakes often as high as mandatory life in prison, homicide cases are more likely to proceed to trial than other lower grade felony criminal offenses in Tennessee. For these reasons, it is extremely important that the criminal attorney representing you has experience in complex, high stakes criminal cases. As a former prosecutor in Nashville, Criminal Defense Attorney Joel Crim has taken to trial many complex homicide cases and will gladly discuss your particular case with you.