Criminal Defense Attorneys in Clinton

Aggressive Defense for Any Criminal Charge

You have rights if you are accused of a crime, including the right to remain silent and to consult with an attorney. Talking to police or the prosecutor without legal counsel will usually do more harm than good.

With so much on the line — your freedom, your reputation, and your future — you need experienced and aggressive representation. The law firm of Cantrell, Goodge & Associates asserts your rights and fights the worst consequences. Trust our criminal defense attorneys in Clinton, Oak Ridge, Norris, Powell and throughout East Tennessee.

Arrested or suspected of a crime? Contact us immediately at (865) 999-0101 for a free consultation.

Attorneys Represent Criminal Defendants

Clinton criminal defense lawyer Daniel Goodge handles the full spectrum, from minor misdemeanors to major felony charges, including:

The criminal justice system can be scary and confusing, especially if you have never been charged with a crime. We take the time to explain your rights and what to expect.

We represent you in all court proceedings in general sessions court or criminal court:

  • Arraignments and bond hearings
  • Preliminary hearings
  • Plea negotiations
  • Pretrial motions
  • Bench trial or jury trial
  • Sentencing and post-conviction relief

Our mission is to avoid jail and a criminal record if possible. We can commonly resolve cases at the general sessions level to spare clients from the public spectacle or to mitigate the punishment. However, we challenge the probable cause for arrest and the prosecution's evidence, and we are prepared to aggressively defend you at trial to fight a conviction.

Don't Waive Your Rights

Have you been questioned, arrested or indicted by a grand jury? Any statement, even an off-handed comment or attempted explanation, will be used against you. In Tennessee, the magic words are "I want my lawyer." All interrogations must cease once you invoke your constitutional right to a Clinton criminal defense attorney, even if you are not officially in police custody.

Cantrell, Goodge & Associates offers a free, confidential initial consultation. Call (865) 999-0101, or contact us online.


  • Best Attorney in East Tennessee

    - Jeff

  • He was honest, returned our calls, and won big. We learned that he had tried over 200 jury trials and had several verdicts of over a million dollars.

    - Ann

  • His firm is well respected, honest and will do you a good job.

    - Joe

  • Counselor Goodge has guided me through a protracted, if minor civil matter, still midstream. I am pleased to this point.

    - Richard

  • I will recommend him to anyone in such circumstances as mine, and in the unfortunate event that I need legal counsel again I will definitely call on Mr. Goodge.

    - John

  • The expertise of Mr. Goodge, Mr. Cantrell and the Team of Cantrell, Goodge & Associates is unsurpassed.

    - Kathleen

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