Knoxville Criminal Abortion Lawyers

Criminal Abortion and Other Related Offenses

If you have been charged with criminal abortion or as an accomplice to criminal abortion or for another related offense in Tennessee, the criminal defense attorneys at the law offices of Baker Associates will employ powerful defense tactics to protect your legal rights.

Our experience can help you understand the complex legal issues that arise when you have been charged with criminal abortion. By investigating the issues involved we can often find weaknesses and inconsistencies in the government's case that help protect your legal rights. As a former prosecutor, Joseph A. Baker has the knowledge and experience necessary to properly defend you if you have been accused of this crime.

Criminal Abortion

For you to be found guilty of the offense of criminal abortion, the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt the following elements:

Exceptions to Criminal Abortion

It is an exception to this offense that the abortion was performed in either of the following circumstances:

Penalties for Criminal Abortion

Criminal abortion is classified as a Class C felony. You may also be charged as an accessory to criminal abortion if you assisted the principal offender in any way. If convicted, you could face:

Other Abortion-Related Crimes

State law punishes any attempt to cause a miscarriage unless the person attempting to procure the miscarriage meets the exceptions described above for criminal abortion. Attempt to procure a criminal miscarriage is a Class E felony.

Also, any person who compels, coerces, or pressures (exercises duress upon) another for the purpose of causing a pregnant woman to have an abortion is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

Protecting the Rights of Our Clients

In order to strengthen your position as one of our clients, attorney Joseph A. Baker and his associates have received the most up-to-date training available. By attending numerous seminars and colleges, including the prestigious National Criminal Defense College, each attorney at the law offices of Baker Associates will fight to see that your rights are protected in court.

If you have been accused of criminal abortion or as an accomplice or other related offense in Tennessee, don't hesitate to contact attorney Joseph A Baker and his associates to discuss your case.

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Knoxville Criminal Abortion Defense Lawyer Disclaimer: The illegal abortion, criminal defense or other legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. Any results set forth here were dependent on the facts of that case and the results will differ from case to case. Please contact a lawyer at our law firm. This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the State of TN.


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