Criminal Defense

Andrea Hayduk is an experienced Chattanooga criminal defense lawyer dedicated to responding to each client’s individual needs and concerns.

Ms. Hayduk’s criminal defense practice began in Washington, D.C., where she worked for a practice dedicated to giving each client the unique attention that his or her individual case deserved. While in D.C., she learned from one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the country.

Because we are a small practice in Chattanooga, we can take the time to give each client the personal attention that he or she deserves. Ms. Hayduk cares about the client and works to protect his or her future and criminal record.

Getting a criminal charge in Tennessee can be a difficult experience. Ms. Hayduk offers a free consultation to anyone charged with a crime and seeking counsel. She takes time to get to know an individual and the unique circumstances involved in the case to tailor the best possible defense.

Defending Clients Charged With


Felonies are broadly defined as all violations that must be punished by one year or more of confinement or by the infliction of the death penalty. Felonies in Tennessee are divided into five categories for purposes of sentencing: Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D, and Class E.
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Misdemeanors are violations of Tennessee law that may be punished by fine or confinement of less than one year, or a combination of both. Though these violations and their punishments are less serious than felonies, misdemeanors still have serious consequences, including jail time and fines, potential difficulties when applying for jobs, and effects on your criminal records.
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Drug Crimes

Drug crimes are taken very seriously in East Tennessee, and if you are charged with a drug related crime you need to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. It is illegal for a person to knowingly manufacture, deliver, or sell a controlled substance, or to possess a controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, deliver, or sell it.
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A person commits theft of property when he or she, with the intent to deprive the owner of the property, knowingly obtains or exercises control over the property without the owner’s effective consent.
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Probation Violations

Probation is an alternative form of sentencing that allows an individual to serve time while living in their Tennessee community, rather than in prison, under the supervision of probation officer. The purpose of probation is to maintain control over the individual during the probationary period and ensure that they do not commit any other crimes.
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Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is divided into misdemeanor and felony offenses. The sentencing in domestic violence cases most often depends on the severity of the injuries. The most likely punishments for domestic violence charges include fines, mandatory attendance of a treatment program, such as anger management, probation or, if this is not a first-time offense, jail time, and loss of any and all firearms in your possession.
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If you are faced with a criminal charge in the greater Chattanooga, Tennessee area, contact Ms. Hayduk now at 423-424-0887 or click below for a free initial consultation.

Our Goals

To provide you outstanding service during this challenging time
To address your individual concerns as well as your legal issues
To answer all of your questions thoroughly and honestly as they come up
To aggressively defend your rights and interests to the best of our ability within the rules of ethics and the law.

You do not have to plead guilty. Contact Us Today.