Shelbyville, Tennessee Criminal Lawyers

Jason Reeves
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Shelbyville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(931) 684-6444 704 N. Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 910
Shelbyville, TN 37162
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
The Reeves Law Firm was started in 2001 by attorney Jason Reeves. Mr. Reeves began his practice in 1999 with the law firm then known as Norton & Smith in Shelbyville, Tennessee. After one year of outstanding service to the firm, Mr. Reeves earned the position of managing partner at the firm whose name was changed to Norton & Reeves, P.C. After serving in this capacity for one year, Mr. Reeves fulfilled his career goal of owning his own law firm in 2001. Mr. Reeves has served as senior managing partner since that time. The Reeves Law Firm has had the...
Tullahoma, TN Criminal Law Attorney
(931) 461-9139 1301 E Carroll St
Tullahoma, TN 37388
Criminal, Consumer, DUI and Divorce
Tullahoma, TN Criminal Law Lawyer
(931) 455-5478 214 NE Atlantic St
Tullahoma, TN 37388
Criminal, Business and Insurance Defense
James A Turner
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Murfreesboro, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(615) 895-0030 6 North Public Square
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Nashville School of Law
Jimmy Turner focuses his practice on criminal defense, insurance and injury litigation, and estate planning. A Memphis native, Jimmy graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Administration. Prior to entering law school, he worked for Covenant Transport in Chattanooga, TN, one of the largest trucking companies in the Southeastern United States. This education and experience has provided Jimmy with a unique, firsthand knowledge of the transportation industry and federal motor carrier regulations not held by the average attorney. As an attorney, Jimmy has also represented a number of trucking companies in injury...
George Frank Lannom
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Mt. Juliet, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(615) 444-3995 541 North Mt. Juliet Road
Totty Building, 3rd Floor
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and White Collar Crime
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
I concentrate my practice on the defense of citizens accused of crimes. The principle of my practice is simple: I believe that you have to care for the people you represent. This ideology results in my offering a personal and specialized approach to each of my clients. I offer genuine concern and empathy for those I represent and this is the core of my practice. I will do everything that can be done to provide you the best defense possible and I and my team of lawyers, paralegals and investigators will do it to the best our ability. I...
Don Himmelberg
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(615) 308-5405 525 4th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37210
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Nashville School of Law
Don Himmelberg is a criminal defense attorney in Nashville, TN.

Don graduated Middle Tennessee State University before moving on to pursue his J.D. at the Nashville School of Law in 1985. While in law school, Don was employed in the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office; he also gained experience as the Law Clerk for Circuit Criminal Court. Upon admittance to the Bar, Don served as an Assistant District Attorney, responsible for prosecuting both misdemeanors and felonies.

After several years as a prosecutor, Don made the decision to enter private practice with his partners, Jim Higgins and Rick Piliponis. Together, the three attorneys opened...
Eric M Larsen
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Franklin, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(615) 567-3072 342 Main Street
Suite 202
Franklin, TN 37064
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
As a former probation/parole officer and the son of a decorated homicide detective, my entire life has been connected to the criminal justice system. I've seen the inside of a prison, I know police tactics, and I've seen first-hand how our criminal justice system can be unfair. My passion is standing up for folks who need someone knowlegable and skilled in their corner to protect their rights. My passion for standing up for what's right is also delivered in the representation of folks experiencing the challenges of a Divorce or Child Custody battles. Having started my career primary...
Matt Maniatis
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(615) 366-1211 2874 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Immigration
Loyola University New Orleans
Matt Maniatis is a partner at Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC, a Nashville, TN law firm assisting the community in the areas of immigration and naturalization, criminal defense, divorce, family law, probate, and civil litigation. Matt graduated in 2008 from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Criminology. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree in 2011 from the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. Matt is licensed and admitted to practice in all Tennessee state courts, all U.S. immigration courts, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, and the U.S....
John M. Milazo
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Franklin, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(615) 599-7719 Milazo Law, P.C.
109 Cleburne Street
Franklin, TN 37064
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Mississippi
John M. Milazo has been practicing primarily in the area of Divorce, Family Law and Criminal Defense since July of 1999. If you are going through a Divorce, Child Custody or Post Divorce modification; or if you have been charged with a crime John Milazo and his staff can help you through the legal process. Both Contested and Uncontested Divorces are handled professionally and with personal care and attention to detail. Aggressive and Passionate legal representation can be expected from this firm.
Jonathan Turner
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(615) 274-9309 342 Main Street
Suite 202-B
Franklin, TN 37064
Free ConsultationFranklin, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Family and White Collar Crime
University of Virginia
Jonathan Turner is a former Virginia prosecutor and an experienced trial, criminal defense, DUI, and family law attorney. He has successfully handled a wide range of cases from DUI, drug offenses, probation violations, serious felonies like murder, kidnapping, aggravated assault, thefts, misdemeanors, child support, child neglect, and child custody cases. As a criminal prosecutor, he tried thousands of criminal cases and was known as an aggressive trial attorney. In Tennessee, he has successfully defended clients from being convicted ranging from serious felonies like especially aggravated kidnapping to drug dealing, to all types of misdemeanors, to...
John P. Cauley
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Franklin, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(615) 243-7839 1550 W. McEwen Dr, Ste 300
Franklin, TN 37067
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and Juvenile
Michigan State University
John P. Cauley is a criminal defense attorney serving Franklin Tennessee and the surrounding areas since 1994. Prior to attending law school Mr. Cauley served in the United States Marine Corps where he earned the rank of Major. Mr. Cauley is also a former Assistant Attorney General where he served in the Criminal Justice Division. He has extensive trial and appellate experience. If you face a criminal charge in the State of Tennessee -- including Federal charges you need someone who enjoys a fight and knows what it takes to win. Each case is handled personally...
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.
Lawrence (Larry) Arnkoff
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Brentwood, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(615) 973-4570 5115 Maryland Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of Miami
There are several things I want potential criminal clients to know about me. I have more than 40 years of experience as a criminal defense lawyer in Tennessee and Florida. I represent clients who are being prosecuted or investigated for federal or state crimes. The majority of my practice is spent defending federal white-collar crimes, money laundering and drug trafficking. My considerable experience has allowed me to earn the respect of the Federal Judiciary, the U. S. Attorney's Office, the U.S. Marshal's Office, and all of the Federal law enforcement agencies (DEA, FBI, ATF, IRS, Homeland Security, etc.) in Middle...
Christopher Coats
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Murfreesboro, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(615) 459-3131 722 S Church St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Nashville School of Law
As a lawyer and a former judge, I have often seen how good people can get into trouble. When they do, they need a lawyer they can trust and depend on. A lawyer who will listen. A lawyer who knows the law. A lawyer who can explain their different options. I am that lawyer.

I have been a licensed attorney for 28 years of which I was a General Sessions judge for 13 years. That gave me great experience that I can use to help you in a criminal matter, such possession, assault or DUI....
Anahi Alejandra Fancher
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Brentwood, TN Criminal Law Lawyer
(615) 349-1107 8115 Isabella Lane, Suite 9
Brentwood, TN 37027
Criminal, Immigration and Personal Injury
Nashville School of Law
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Anahi Fancher works primarily in the areas of immigration law and personal injury. Mrs. Fancher graduated from the Nashville School of Law with her Juris Doctor degree and is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee. Mrs. Fancher received her Master's degree in Business Administration with all elective course work in Marketing and Marketing Research from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and she also earned her bachelor's degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Marketing from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Mrs. Fancher decided to become a lawyer to help others and fight against injustice.

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Joseph W. Fuson
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(615) 298-7272 2126 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
Nashville, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Family and White Collar Crime
Nashville School of Law
Robert B. Bragdon
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Murfreesboro, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 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.
Kevin Bragg
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Murfreesboro, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(615) 617-3490 119 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Free ConsultationCriminal, Estate Planning and Probate
Nashville School of Law
Mr. Bragg has been working in the legal field off and on since the age of 16 and exclusively the last four (4) years. Starting off as an office assistant at Bragg, Mansfield, and Stegall, there Mr. Bragg got his first exposure to the legal system. During his employment at BMS he helped mainly in the area of real estate law. Mr. Bragg has also worked for the Honorable J. Mark Rogers during the Summer of 2006. After attending the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and graduating in 2006, Mr. Bragg enrolled at the Nashville School of...
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.
William J. Bell
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Franklin, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(615) 538-0746 407 Church Street
Suite 3
Franklin, TN 37064
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
University of Tennessee College of Law
Jenna D'Agostino
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(615) 298-7272 2126 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Belmont University College of Law
Jenna is a native of New Jersey, who moved to Nashville to attend Vanderbilt University in 2009. She graduated from Peabody College at Vanderbilt, where she was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority’s Zeta Rho chapter. Jenna is still an active member of the Nashville Alumnae Association.

After graduating, she stayed in Nashville to attend law school at Belmont University. During her time at Belmont, Jenna was a founding member of the Family Law Society, in which she was later elected as President of the organization. She was able to enhance her family law knowledge through a summer internship...
Nichole Dusche
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(615) 861-1298 725 Cool Springs Blvd
Suite 600
Franklin, TN 37067
Free ConsultationFranklin, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Nashville School of Law
Nichole Dusché is a former prosecutor and experienced trial lawyer representing clients throughout Middle Tennessee.
Ryan C. Davis
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(615) 649-0110 1230 2nd Ave S
Nashville, TN 37210
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Nashville School of Law
A graduate of the Nashville School of Law and Middle Tennessee State University, Ryan is committed to helping individuals in Nashville and Middle Tennessee when the going gets tough. No one wants to need a criminal defense, DUI, or divorce attorney. But sometimes good people find themselves in bad situations. In those times, you want someone in your corner who is empathetic, passionate, and can vigorously advocate on your behalf. Ryan embodies these characteristics, and strives not only for favorable outcomes, but also to make the entire legal process as painless as possible.
W. Scott Kimberly
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Murfreesboro, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(615) 890-1099 107 North Maple Street
Suite 100
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Family
Seattle University School of Law
I own and operate the Law Office of W. Scott Kimberly, located on the Murfreesboro Public Square. My practice currently focuses on criminal defense, family law, and personal injury.
Frank J. Steiner
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(615) 730-6090 2200 21st Avenue South
Suite 309
Nashville, TN 37212
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DUI and Probate
South Texas College of Law
Michael Teague Fort
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Franklin, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(615) 794-0004 509 New Highway 96 West, Suite 201
Franklin, TN 37064
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Juvenile
Michael Fort provides aggressive and experienced representation in divorce, custody, alimony, criminal and personal injury cases. Prior to becoming an attorney, Michael Fort clerked for the 21st Judicial District's Circuit Court Judges Office. After graduating in the top ten percent of his law school class, Michael was invited to work as an associate attorney at the law firm of Schell, Binkley and Davies. After successfully litigating hundreds of cases, Michael Fort accepted a partnership at Schell and Davies.
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.
Brent Hessel
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Attorney
(615) 379-8472 2200 21st Avenue South
Suite 305
Nashville, TN 37212
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Immigration
American University
I am a great advocate of the essential place immigrants have in this country. Not only is immigration the foundation of our history, but it is the cornerstone of our future success. I currently serve on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee World Affairs Council. I have represented dozens of clients before the Immigration Courts, USCIS, the Department of Labor, and U.S. Consulates in many foreign countries before the full range of immigration matters. I approach every client creatively, finding solutions to their problems while making sure that each client and their families understand their options and the consequences...
Joshua T. Crain
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Murfreesboro, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(615) 848-2088 1819 Ward Drive
Suite 101
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Free ConsultationCriminal
University of Arkansas School of Law and Widener University
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
Joshua David Miller
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Columbia, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(931) 321-1500 39 Public Square
Columbia, TN 38401
Criminal, DUI, Family and Personal Injury
Loyola University New Orleans
At the Law Office of Joshua D. Miller, Josh handles criminal, civil, small business, and family cases. Josh has a passion for the practice of law, as well as an ability to ensure that the smallest details are done right. Josh’s adherence to those values ensures that every one of his client’s gets the service and attention they deserve.
Whitney Henderson Raque
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Murfreesboro, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(615) 848-9090 218 W Main St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Criminal, Divorce, Juvenile and Personal Injury
Nashville School of Law
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.
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
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)
A. Sais Phillips Finney
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Nashville, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(615) 567-7315 4235 Hillsboro Pike
Suite 300
Nashville, TN 37215
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Sais Phillips Finney attended both The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and The University of Memphis. Prior to attending law school, she worked in the United States Senate and in higher education. While a law student, she interned in the Memphis District Attorney's office assisting with violent felony prosecutions. After admission to the bar, Sais practiced criminal defense in Memphis before moving to Atlanta to work in white collar criminal defense and government investigations at an Atlanta law firm. She currently resides in Nashville and practices throughout middle and western Tennessee.
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...
Lawrence James Arnkoff
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Brentwood, TN Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(615) 933-5182 5115 Maryland Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
University of Miami
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
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...
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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.