Chapel Hill, Tennessee Criminal Lawyers

Kurt W Bartlett
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NASHVILLE, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(615) 415-0542 404 JAMES ROBERTSON PARKWAY
1613
NASHVILLE, TN 37219
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
I was born in Toledo, Ohio and moved to Miami, Florida as a child where I attended elementary school through High School in Miami, while spending as much time as possible in the Florida Keys. After graduating High School, I enlisted in the United States Army where I served a total of 8 years as a linguist, helicopter mechanic and sergeant for the 101st Aviation Brigade at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

After being honorably discharged in 1998, I moved to Nashville, Tennessee to take a job as a police officer with the Metro Nashville Police Department. There I worked...
Leticia Mason
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(615) 298-7272 2126 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Nashville School of Law, Universidad Anahuac and Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO)
Bernard McEvoy
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(615) 255-9595 214 2nd Ave N
#206
Nashville, TN 37201
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Vanderbilt University Law School
Have you been charged with a crime or criminal citation in Nashville, TN and/or Davidson County? You need to contact the Law Office of Bernie McEvoy, a Nashville criminal lawyer with over 25 years experience in criminal law. Bernie McEvoy has a true understanding of how the legal process in Davidson County can be flawed and how innocent people can be convicted for criminal acts. So if you've been charged with a DUI, Domestic Violence, Sex Crimes, or other criminal charges, call the Law Offices of Bernie McEvoy today for a free initial consultation about your case!
Mr David Ridings
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(615) 851-1888 211 Union Street
Suite 202
Nashville, TN 37201
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Nashville School of Law
David G. Ridings, Criminal Defense Attorney Nashville, TN, United States Ridings Law Group, P.C. Nashville Criminal Defense Attorney. ...At Ridings Law Group, P.C., Attorney David Ridings has experience on every side of the criminal justice system. He has a long history in law enforcement Serving as a police officer for over 10 years. After leaving the Metro Nashville Police Department, David Ridings served at the Nashville District Attorney's Office, just prior to opening his own Law Firm in 1998. From that time he has maintained a General Practice in the Middle Tennessee area, and now focuses exclusively on Criminal Defense Law. He...
Jesse Lords
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(615) 418-9814 222 2nd Ave. N.
Suite 416
Nashville, TN 37201
Free ConsultationCriminal, Family and Probate
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
I grew up in a military family, moving often, until settling in Pensacola Florida for the majority of my youth. On September 18, 2001 I decided to join the Army. I completed my basic training at Ft. Benning Georgia and my military job training at Ft. Gordon Georgia. Following military school, I was stationed at Ft. Campbell Kentucky in 2002. While serving I was deployed to Iraq twice, once in 2003 and again in 2005. While on my second deployment I decided that I wanted to get out of the military, go to school, and become an attorney. Upon returning...
John David Schwalb
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Franklin, TN Criminal Law Lawyer
(615) 794-7100 741 Cool Springs Blvd
#104
Franklin, TN 37067
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Employment
If you’re looking for distinction among attorneys in Franklin, TN, and surrounding areas, you’ll find it in John D. Schwalb, PLLC. Recognized as a Mid-South Super Lawyer by the Law and Politics Magazine, John D. Schwalb ranks among the top five percent of lawyers. His firm received and maintains an AV®-rating for providing exceptional legal services. After 30 years of experience in all aspects of the law, John D. Schwalb, PLLC, is qualified to supply superior legal knowledge and litigation skills to all in the Franklin, TN, area. We are prepared to assist you with family law cases, bullying...
Andy Davis
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Winchester, TN Criminal Law Lawyer
(931) 967-7000 705 Dinah Shore Blvd.
Winchester, TN 37398
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Medical Malpractice and White Collar Crime
California Western School of Law
Andy Peters Davis attended law school in San Diego, California, where he graduated from California Western School of Law and returned back to his hometown to join the law firm. Andy Davis was born in Winchester, Tennessee. His education and work experience took him to all corners of the world before returning to work in Tennessee.

After becoming licensed to practice law in Tennessee, Andy Davis joined the law firm and was thrown into the fire in his first year. Andy Davis demonstrated an acute ability to adapt and learn the local laws and continues to strive in the practice of...
Lindsey Johnson
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Lebanon, TN Criminal Law Attorney
(615) 784-4802 133 S College Street
Lebanon, TN 37087
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Divorce and Family
Nashville School of Law
Lindsey Waller Johnson was admitted to practice law in 2018. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, graduating with honors from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 2013. Upon graduation, Lindsey began working for various law firms in downtown Nashville, versing herself in domestic and family law, criminal defense, banking and finance, corporate law, estate planning and probate law. Lindsey began her law school career in 2014 at the Nashville School of Law and received a Juris Doctorate degree in 2018.

In the Summer of 2018 after taking the Bar Exam, Lindsey joined Kane...
Ross Matuszak
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Franklin, TN Criminal Law Attorney
(615) 926-5805 PO Box 682948
Franklin, TN 37068
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Juvenile
Nashville School of Law
If you have a legal issue concerning family law, criminal law, or juvenile law, contact me immediately for a 100% free, no obligation consultation. I fight hard for my client's rights, and will thoroughly explain the situation and prepare my clients in all legal matters.

I take pride in my communication and responsiveness to my clients and prospective clients. I always answer inquiries within one business day. Call (615) 926-5805 or email ross@matuszaklaw.com today for your free consultation.
Blake Kelley
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(615) 305-4539 812 West Old Hickory Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37115
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Colorado - Boulder and Nashville School of Law
Blake Kelley is heavily experienced in Civil & Criminal negotiations, litigation, trial and appeals on all levels up to the TN Supreme Court (DUI, drug, assault, fraud, theft cases as well as Personal Injury, auto accident, big trucking company to slip & fall cases).

His extreme competitiveness and desire to win has been unchanged since his high school & college football playing and coaching days before becoming an attorney/lawyer in 2005. Mr. Kelley has a passion for taking on the 6 trillion dollar GDP Insurance industry (TN Supreme Court case Action Chiropractic v Erie Insurance & Prentice Hyler).

Blake attended the Nashville...
Amanda J. Gentry
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(615) 604-6263 4117 Hillsboro Pike
#103-134
Nashville, TN 37215
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Nashville School of Law
Dedicated, Aggressive, Compassionate Attorney fighting for your rights.
Jon David Rogers
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Hendersonville, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(615) 598-3663 PO Box 2491
Hendersonville, TN 37077
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Family and International
University of Denver
Jon is a native of Beaumont, Texas and spent most of his childhood there as well as Santa Fe, New Mexico and Denver, Colorado. Jon attended AmericanUniversity in Washington, DC and earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees, one in International Studies, with a focus on international trade and finance; and another in Justice, focusing on organized and white collar crime as well as policing methodology. While at AmericanUniversity, Jon was an elected member of student government and very active in the American University and Washington, DC chapters of the College Republicans. Jon has worked in the finance and real estate fields...
Brent Horst
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(615) 403-2971 315 Deaderick St
#1550-11
Nashville, TN 37238
Criminal
University of Toledo
Brent Horst is a criminal defense attorney serving clients throughout Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Memphis Tennessee. For more than 25 years, Brent has dedicated his legal career to defending the rights of those who have been falsely charged with crimes by the government. Common cases Brent takes on involve sex offenses, domestic violence, DUI/DWI, drug crimes, white collar crimes, probation violations, and more. Today, Brent is known as a well-respected attorney among both his fellow peers and his clients as he fully commits to helping individuals defeat their charges or receive lesser sentences. If you are in need of a...
Michael Stuart Saylor
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Franklin, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(615) 550-2800 509 New Highway 96 West, Suite 201
Franklin, TN 37064
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Stuart Saylor provides effective representation in divorce, post-divorce, custody, child support, alimony, and all other types of family law cases. Aggressive when needed, and compassionate always, Mr. Saylor is there for his clients. Additionally, Mr. Saylor has extensive experience defending individuals accused of crimes. As a former prosecutor, Mr. Saylor knows how to use the law to your advantage.

Mr. Saylor is a Franklin native focused on providing quality legal services to the residents of his community and the surrounding areas. Following graduation from the University of Tennessee College of Law, Mr. Saylor joined the United States...
Thomas H. Bray
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Murfreesboro, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(615) 962-7606 108 North Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
The Nashville School of Law
My practice is devoted to Divorce, Child Custody and Criminal Defense cases in Rutherford and surrounding Middle Tennessee counties.

I provide my clients with experienced and aggressive representation with the singular goal of getting the best possible results in each situation. Feel free to review my profile at Avvo.com as well.

My job is not only to advise my clients on the law but to also communicate with them in a way that gives them a clear understanding of each and every step of the legal process, so that they can be comfortable that they are making informed decisions in each case.
David Clarke
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Murfreesboro, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(615) 796-6299 128 1/2 North Church Street #209
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Edward Stephen Ryan
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Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Criminal Law Lawyer
(615) 256-7337 219 2nd Ave N
Suite 300
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37201
Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
I started my career in the justice system as a police officer for 16 years. I move to the District Attorney's office after graduating from law school. I was team leader in the vehicular crimes division. In 2000 began my career in private practice. I am now a partner at May & Ryan, PLC we do litigation work mainly in the criminal defense arena with an added emphasis on DUI defense.
Cayley Turrin
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Brentwood, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
(615) 480-3158 8115 Isabella Ln, Suite 11
Brentwood, TN 37027
Criminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and White Collar Crime
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
I always fight for the underdog! If you are looking for a Criminal Defense Attorney in the Middle Tennessee area who won't back down from a fight, give me a call immediately! I practice regularly in General Sessions, Circuit Court and Juvenile Court with charges ranging from Public Intoxications to Aggravated Burglary, Robbery and other more serious charges.
Ms. Julia Elizabeth Stovall
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Franklin, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(615) 330-7948 136 Fourth Avenue South
Suite A
Franklin, TN 37064
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Nashville School of Law
Julia E. Stovall has been serving Middle Tennessee with high-quality legal services since 1988. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN in 1981. In 1986, she earned her J.D. from Nashville School of Law in Nashville. Ms. Stovall is committed to delivering client-centered counsel. She gets to know each client personally to understand their case and their needs. From criminal defense and personal injury to divorce, Ms. Stovall is equipped to tackle any type of legal matter. Learn what her 25+ years of legal experience can do for you.
Leonard Gonzalez Belmares II
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Dickson, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(615) 441-3581 104 S. Main Street
Dickson, TN 37055
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
St. Mary's University School of Law
I am the founder of Belmares Law, PLLC. I focus primarily in the area of Criminal Defense, but also handle some Civil Litigation. I handle cases in General Sessions and Circuit Court throughout the Middle Tennessee region, including but not limited to Dickson, Charlotte, Erin, Ashland City, Waverly, White Bluff, Clarksville, and Nashville.
Michael Colavecchio
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(615) 242-3333 343 Harrison Street
Nashville, TN 37219
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
Nashville School of Law
Michael is a trial lawyer and concentrates his practice on protecting the rights of people who are accused of all sorts of crimes. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 1979. In 1996, he was awarded his Juris Doctor degree from the Nashville School of Law. He was admitted to practice in 1997 and has been a member of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Nashville Bar Association since 1997. Michael has successfully assisted hundreds of clients in navigating the difficult court system. Michael has always concentrated his law...
Grover Christopher Collins
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(615) 716-3728 414 Union Street
Suite 1110
Nashville, TN 37219
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DUI and Real Estate
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Grover Christopher Collins is a builder. Whether it’s businesses, cases, relationships, or dreams, Grover always builds something sustainable – even if he only has a few pieces to work with at the beginning.

Take Collins Legal itself. Grover and his wife, Mackenzie, started Collins Legal in 2013 with a mission: to provide solutions to build a better tomorrow. Always keeping this mission at the center of his practice, Grover’s attorney experience has been punctuated by fostering robust relationships with clients. By fundamentally basing the firm’s foundation on individual clients and their needs, Grover has ensured the success of both client and...
Robert B. Bragdon
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Murfreesboro, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(615) 896-5600 752 S. Church St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Criminal, Employment, Personal Injury and Probate
Florida Coastal School of Law
I am an attorney who practices with my father, Robert O. Bragdon, in Murfreesboro, TN with emphasis on Personal Injury, Criminal, and Employment Discrimination cases. If you are seeking an attorney that will aggressively fight for your rights, and one who truly cares about your situation, then make sure to contact (615) 896-5600 immediately in order to discuss your legal options.
Henry Ambrose
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(615) 509-9253 1284 West Main St.
Franklin, TN 37064
Free ConsultationFranklin, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
Criminal, Construction, Consumer and White Collar Crime
Nashville School of Law
Henry Ambrose zealously represents clients in all Middle Tennessee courts. Having begun his legal career in the Public Defender's office working daily in Circuit and General Sessions courts, Ambrose went on to continue working in the legal fields of criminal defense, consumer protection, construction, automotive sales disputes and automobile dealer finance areas.

Mr. Ambrose continues a practice of maintaining a schedule that allows for maximum attention to each client's particular needs so that each client receives his full involvement. Ambrose listens carefully to his clients to fully understand the details of each individual person's situation.

Henry Ambrose invests significant effort in...
Caleb D Thomas
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Hohenwald, TN Criminal Law Lawyer
(931) 487-4070 28 E. Main St.
Hohenwald, TN 38462
Criminal, Collections, Divorce and Family
Lincoln Memorial University - John J. Duncan, Jr. School of Law and Middle Tennessee State University
Ana L Escobar
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Attorney
(615) 244-4744 414 Union Street Suite 905
Nashville, TN 37219
Criminal
The George Washington University Law School
William W. Merrell
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(615) 353-0930 525 4th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37210
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
South Texas College of Law
Chelsea Nicholson
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(615) 913-3932 219 2nd Avenue North, Suite 400
Market Street Building
Nashville, TN 37201
Free ConsultationCriminal and Cannabis Law
I am a criminal defense lawyer in Nashville and the Middle Tennessee area. I represent clients charged with general misdemeanors, felonies, DUI, drug offenses, seizures and forfeitures, probation violations, orders of protection, and within appeals.
Daniel Ayoade Yoon
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Attorney
(615) 541-5141 2004 8th Avenue S
Nashville, TN 37204
Criminal, DUI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
Hofstra University
Parrish B. Stanton
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Brentwood, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(615) 545-2891 205 Powell Place
Brentwood, TN 37027
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Bruce Henley
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(615) 784-8474 5543 Edmondson Pike, Suite 56
Nashville, TN 37211
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
My practice areas include drafting contracts and demand letters, criminal defense, family law & prenuptial agreements, personal injury & civil litigation, and wills, including living wills and powers of attorney. My practice is centered around Southern Davidson and Northern Williamson County, but I handle cases in other regions of the state as well. Don't try to handle a complex legal issue on your own, contact me and I will help. Even if you are not sure your issue is within my practice area, feel free to contact me. In the event I cannot help you I will do my best to...
Jeffrey Gruber
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Murfreesboro, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(615) 796-6529 8 Public Square N
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Aaron Walsh
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(615) 730-8383 Belle Meade Office Park
4535 Harding Pike, Suite 208
Nashville, TN 37205
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of South Carolina School of Law
I grew up in Nashville, attending Eakin Elementary, Caldwell Middle, and Hillsboro High Schools.

In my life, I have been a stepchild and a stepfather; I endured a divorce, but am now married again with children of my own.

While at Hillsboro, I received the Ed Hessey award (ask me). After spending five great years in college during the Payton Manning years, I graduated from U.T. (Knoxville) in 1997, and went to work in Nashville and Charleston, South Carolina for the U.S. trucking division of one of the world’s largest international shipping companies.

After three years in the real world, I...
Drew Justice
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Murfreesboro, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(615) 419-4994 1902 Cypress Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Criminal, Appeals, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
University of Tennessee College of Law
Joe Mason Brandon Jr.
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Murfreesboro, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(615) 890-2399 119 North Maple Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Criminal, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Nashville School of Law
I am an attorney with extensive experience in meeting clients' needs. I would appreciate an opportunity to listen to your legal issues, help you identify your goals, and help you achieve those goals.
Ashley Jackson
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Lebanon, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(615) 784-4801 133 S College St
Lebanon, TN 37087
Criminal, Estate Planning, Family and Traffic Tickets
Nashville School of Law
Ashley L. Jackson began practicing law in 2015. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Belmont University's College of Entertainment and Music Business in 2008. Upon graduation, Ashley began working for Warner Music Group in Nashville, Tennessee. Ashley began her law school career in 2010 at the Nashville School of Law, where she was the recipient of the Faculty and Trustee Scholarship for three consecutive years. Ashley received a Juris Doctor degree from the Nashville School of Law in 2014. She continued to work for Warner Music Group in the Business Affairs department until 2015.

In 2015, Ashley joined the...
Billy Joe Marlowe
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(615) 244-9190 404 James Robertson Parkway
Suite 1613
Nashville, TN 37219
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Personal Injury
John David Drake
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Murfreesboro, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(615) 900-4529 120 East Main St. Suite #310
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
University of Tennessee College of Law
John David Drake is an experienced trial attorney. John is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Law School. He served 5 years in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps. There he gained significant general legal and trial practice. Since 1992 he has provided litigation services to the people of Murfreesboro, Rutherford and surrounding counties. His areas of practice include: DUI, Criminal Law, Divorce and Child Custody, Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury.
Mr. Roland F. Mumford
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Hendersonville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(615) 348-0070 165 Indian Lake Blvd.
Suite 103 B
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and DUI
Nashville School of Law
Richard Ashe House
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Franklin, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(615) 550-2191 1550 W. McEwen Drive, Ste. 300
Franklin, TN 37067
Criminal, Divorce, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
Nashville School of Law
It's all about the relationship with my clients — meeting their needs and helping to solve their problems.

Working with clients to navigate the ins-and-outs of their legal matters with confidence is where my 18+ years of courtroom and practice experience come into play.

My goal is to empower you to take full control of your case — before the legal system does.

My practice areas are limited to criminal defense, divorce and family law, personal injury, social security disability, and worker's compensation. I also limit the number of clients I work with at any given time, so that I can dedicate my...
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.