An Overview Of Our Criminal Defense Practice Areas

At the law firm of Cavett, Abbott & Weiss, we understand the stress that comes with being in a legal dilemma. Our criminal defense attorneys have more than six decades of experience defending the rights of individuals accused of such offenses in state and federal courts. We represent clients in a wide range of criminal cases, from minor infractions and misdemeanors to the most serious felony charges.

Learn more about our criminal defense practice areas below.


Driving under the influence is never a good idea. Many Chattanooga residents who drink and drive end up losing their license, job, and even lifelong relationships. That’s why it’s so important to hire a dependable criminal defense attorney.

The law office of Cavett, Abbott & Weiss is the smart choice for DUI help. While we certainly don’t condone drinking and driving, our attorneys will do everything in their power to mitigate your legal circumstances. Why let a DUI ruin your life?

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Maybe you were recently charged with a crime related to the use, sale, and/or possession of drugs. If that’s the case, you’re probably facing significant jail time and possibly other ramifications. Your best bet for achieving a more positive legal outcome is to contact one of the dependable drug lawyers at our law office.

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Domestic Assault

Facing allegations of domestic violence? Don’t make the mistake of going through the legal process without experienced representation. Whether you’ve been accused of domestic assault, harassment, or another form of domestic violence, see how a criminal defense attorney can be of assistance.

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Sexual Offenses

The law firm of Cavett, Abbott & Weiss treats cases involving sexual offenses with the utmost integrity and privacy. If you have been accused, suspected, or charged with a sex crime, time is not on your side. Rest assured our team will get to work on your case the moment you contact us.

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According to our criminal defense attorneys, theft is defined as “the wrongful assumption of the property of another, often through the taking and carrying away of that property with the intent to deprive the person of the property permanently.” Crimes such as larceny, burglary, embezzlement, false pretenses, and theft of lost or mislaid property all fall under the umbrella or left. Whatever your situation, you can trust our lawyers to serve as your legal advocate.

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Violent Crimes

Maybe you made a grave mistake and are now facing potential punishment such as a lengthy prison sentence or even the death penalty. Regardless of the violent crime you committed, you still have the right to an attorney. Contact the criminal defense team at the law office of Cavett, Abbott & Weiss today.

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Probation Violations

If you are a first-time offender or committed a non-violent crime, there’s a chance your sentence involved some form of probation. It could entail responsibilities such as meeting with a probation officer, taking regular drug/sobriety tests, and keeping within a restricted area. However, should you fail to abide by your set probation requirements, you could face stiffer legal penalties. Don’t hesitate to contact our Chattanooga law firm regarding a probation violation.

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Driving-Related Charges

Driving-related penalties in Tennessee should not be taken lightly. Believe it or not, reckless driving could land you in jail for up to six months. So instead of staying up at night and hoping for a positive outcome, leave your case in the hands of a seasoned criminal defense attorney at Cavett, Abbott & Weiss.

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Gun Crimes

In the state of Tennessee, one must have a license to carry a loaded handgun. Yet we see and hear about local residents committing gun crimes almost every day. Rather than try to navigate a legal situation yourself, contact the law firm of Cavett, Abbott & Weiss.

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Schedule A Consultation At Our Law Firm In Chattanooga

It’s never fun being in the middle of what seems like an impossible legal scenario. The reality is that many folks believe the solution is hiring any lawyer they can find. Unfortunately, an alarming number of these people wind up stuck with an attorney who does the bare minimum and only cares about collecting their fees.

Here at the law office of Cavett, Abbott & Weiss, we handle our business differently. For one thing, we take the time to actually meet with our clients at a time that works for them. We pride ourselves in maintaining an open line of communication and answering clients’ questions throughout the process.

We are ready to put our more than 60 years of combined criminal defense experience to work for you. Contact us today to get started.


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