Criminal Defense

Whether you are sitting in the backseat of a police car or on a wooden bench outside of a courtroom, you should never take on the justice system on your own. If you are arrested, an officer is required to inform you of your right to an attorney and you should exercise this right immediately and retain the services of an experienced criminal defense lawyer. 

What to do if you are arrested 

The moment of arrest isn’t always as chaotic and rash as the media portrays. However, those situations can still cause a lot of confusion. Because of this, it is important to keep in mind what you should do if you are arrested. 

  1. Remain calm
  2. Do not resist arrest
  3. Remain silent
  4. Exercise your right to an attorney
  5. Call me for help

No matter what your situation may be, having an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side can make the difference between a dismissal, bail, and serious jail time.

Do you need legal advice?

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What you should know about Tennessee Criminal Law

The justice system - criminal law - is primarily handled at the state level, and the enforcement of laws varies from state to state. such as blood alcohol level limits, the use of illegal drugs by pregnant women, DUI penalties and options for drug court, etc. The best way to navigate criminal law is to hire an attorney with knowledge and experience practicing criminal defense in Tennessee.

Cases I have handled

My background in criminal defense law includes cases that dealt with: 

  • DUI
  • Traffic Violations
  • Felony Theft
  • Aggravated Burglary
  • TennCare Fraud
  • Doctor Shopping
  • Drug Crimes - possession, manufacturing, selling, etc.
  • Probation Violation
  • Record Expungement

If your case doesn’t fall under one of these categories, I will happily sit down to discuss your unique case and determine how I might be able to help. I will never turn someone away if my experience can benefit their case. 

Why you shouldn’t represent yourself 

Many people think representing themselves is a good idea to save money, but the result of their case often leads them to hire counsel more than halfway into their case, causing more harm than good and not avoiding legal fees at all. 

If you are charged with a crime, it is a serious matter, and you should seek legal counsel right away. Securing representation early can lead to better case results. Whether you need a lawyer for a misdemeanor, felony charge, probation violations, community corrections violations, contempt charges, post-conviction relief or appeals, the time to seek legal advice is now.

My firm can help you avoid pitfalls and mistakes in preparation and help you fight back against the prosecutor. My job is to make sure your side of the story is heard, that your individual rights are protected, and to fight hard to defend your best interests and your freedom. 

If you need help, call me today!

Criminal Defense Attorney Serving Hendersonvile, Tennessee

Have you been arrested? Have an outstanding warrant? Are you currently being charged? I can help take care of your legal needs by providing expert representation and counsel. I will help you understand the charges against you and what your rights are, and together we will protect your rights and defend your freedom. Don't wait to get help. Call now!