Criminal Defense Lawyers in Johnson City

Criminal charges do not just affect the defendant

For those that have been accused or arrested for a state or federal crime, the consequences can be life-altering. The effects are not only felt by the defendant, but can easily affect your family, your rights, and your career. Sometimes you need a Criminal Defense Lawyer by your side.

The Law Office of Stephen L. Gilly has a team of devoted criminal defense lawyers that are ready and able to help with many years of experience. We ensure that every case is handled with care, and we address each of our client’s needs before stepping foot into a courtroom.

Please call for a free consultation on any criminal matter


A misdemeanor is a crime which has a penalty of less than one year. In Tennessee, these can include theft, shoplifting, and vandalism under $1000; assault; simple possession of various drugs; and many more. While misdemeanors incur a less serious penalty than felonies, they can leave a mark on your criminal record, which may limit employment opportunities in the future.


Felonies are more serious than misdemeanors and generally include crimes which have a penalty greater than one year. In Tennessee, these can include theft over $1000, aggravated assault, arson, burglary, and many more. A felony accusation can be very serious and could result in the loss of many rights and liberties in Tennessee and other states.

Traffic Citations

Traffic citations generally include driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol and driving while license suspended. Under some circumstances, convictions may cause a loss of license for a period of years.


The Law Office of Stephen L. Gilly knows it can be difficult

Sometimes you just need a helping hand,  you feel ignored, or there’s been an injustice. For those times, call The Law Office of Stephen L. Gilly at 423-246-3811 to speak with one of our criminal defense lawyers.