Chattanooga Criminal Defense Lawyer


Being charged with a crime is a serious matter that can have devastating consequences on your life. Whether you're facing charges for a misdemeanor, a felony, a white collar crime or a violent crime, what happens after your arrest can have serious repercussions for a long time. If you've been arrested for a crime, you need strong, experienced representation from a tough lawyer with over 20 years of experience in Tennessee criminal law. Chattanooga felony and misdemeanor attorney Mary Sullivan Moore has tried thousands of criminal cases — including juvenile court cases — and hundreds of jury trials for a wide range of crimes, including: theft, robbery, vandalism, drug crimes, simple possession and controlled substance, juvenile offenses, forgery, arson, assault, embezzlement, DUI charges and homicide.

We at Mary Sullivan Moore, Attorney at Law, PLLP, are committed to providing a strong defense at affordable rates for clients facing criminal charges. A former prosecutor, Ms. Moore knows how to examine a criminal case from every perspective to detect weaknesses and anticipate problems. Our office also has a deep understanding of Chattanooga, and the social context within which arrests are often made. We fight hard to defend our clients against convictions that could potentially shatter their lives.


The Burden of Proof


If you've been charged with a crime, the burden of proof lies with the prosecutor. It is his or her job to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty of the crime for which you were arrested. In other words, you are assumed innocent until proven guilty. A seasoned defense attorney can do a lot to raise doubts about the prosecution's evidence, arguing that for example:

  • You had an alibi
  • Police made an illegal arrest
  • Crime scene evidence was mishandled

Even if you plead guilty, an experienced defense attorney can help get your charges reduced, in some cases arguing that:

  • You acted in self-defense
  • You suffered from insanity
  • You were the victim of an entrapment ploy

Whatever your particular situation, criminal defense attorney Mary Sullivan Moore has the experience and fortitude to fight hard for the best possible outcome.


Tough Legal Help is a Phone Call Away


Call our office at 423-933-1800 or use the contact form to arrange for your initial consultation with Chattanooga criminal defense attorney Mary Sullivan Moore.

Our choice of Mary Sullivan Moore to represent our family in our legal matters has proven to be a wise decision. A skilled and gifted litigator, she has demonstrated her vast knowledge of the law and her ability to prioritize the needs of the client. She is well connected in the legal community and has displayed her ability to collaborate with all disciplines in the judicial system. While maintaining professionalism at all times, she also reveals her heart as a woman and mother. She is passionate about defending those who are in need of an advocate. The dedication and zeal she possesses for her job is evident. One of the most comforting and encouraging aspects of her personality is the compassion that she exhibits for her clients. If she is your representation, you can be assured that she is invested, she is knowledgeable, and she will do everything possible to help you achieve your desired results. Ms. Moore uses all of her skills to fight for your cause. We would not hesitate to recommend her for your legal needs.
— Connie
Words cannot do justice for what Mary Sullivan Moore and her team of top notch legal experts have provided for our family during a season of great challenge. We were first introduced to Mary at a pivotal moment and she wasted no time in stepping in to provide genuine representation when we needed it most. She is relentless in her pursuit to defend the innocent, the voiceless and she does so with the utmost integrity and poise. In an industry riddled with deception and a lack of transparency, Mary is the exception. She’s a bright light for the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Hamilton County and our great community.
— Kenny
I was in a very bad situation with my custody battle over my only child, I was losing and there was no light at the end of the tunnel, then I hired Mary and things started to turn around immediately. The situation went from bad to, “I have hope again”, to “I won”. Mary saved my child’s life, and gave me my life back. Without Mary Sullivan Moore going to bat for me in the worst match of my life I would have lost everything I held dear to me, “my child” Thank you Ms. Moore for standing up to the good ‘ol boy network women face in this State, and giving me my life back!
— Jessica