Top Franklin Criminal Defense Attorneys Near You

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Law Offices of Thomas Maynard

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Franklin, TN

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615-307-6968

Accessible, Compassionate Representation for all Your Family and Criminal Law Needs.

Hire the Law Offices of Thomas Maynard a family law or criminal defense attorney in Lebanon, TN. There are times in life when you reach a crossroads and need an attorney to help guide you through the storm. The Law Offices of Thomas Maynard will always do what’s best for you and your family when it comes to legal situations. Contact Attorney Thomas Maynard today …

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Thomas Ryan Rumfelt, PLLC

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Franklin, TN

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615-547-8491

For Efficient and Effective Representation Against Criminal Charges, Call Today. We Look to Resolve In a Timely Manner, So That You Can Move on From Yesterday's Complications

Ryan Rumfelt is an experienced attorney who works tirelessly in representing his clients. Whether a family law matter, criminal matter, probate matter, bankruptcy matter, insurance dispute, or any other legal issue, our firm strives to achieve positive results for our clients. The law firm of Thomas Ryan Rumfelt, PLLC is a client-focused firm. Instead of thinking of you as …

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Law Offices of Thomas T. Overton

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Franklin, TN

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615-392-5986

Let a Lawyer with 28-plus Years of Experience Fight for You! Call Today and Know Your Rights Before It's Too Late.

I am Tommy Overton. I am dedicated to my clients from the first contact and I work directly with every client I represent. Please see below so understand how I work with you. Knowledge and experience When your future and your freedom are on the line, experience matters. I have more than 28 years of experience in criminal defense. And my results speak for themselves. Direct …

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Patrick McNally, Attorney At Law

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Franklin, TN

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615-208-6146

I have been committed to defending the accused my entire legal career. This is my calling, this is my passion- let me go to work for you!

If you have been notified that you are the target of a criminal investigation, have been detained for questioning, have already been charged with a criminal offense in a municipal, state or federal court, you need experienced legal help as soon as possible. Nothing less than your freedom and your future are at stake. Call my office at Patrick McNally, Attorney At Law, right …

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Franklin Criminal Defense Information

Are You Facing Criminal Charges?

If you are being investigated for or have been accused of a crime, now is the time to seek out the legal help you need. No matter the crime, a Franklin criminal law attorney will be able to protect your legal rights.

Different Types of Criminal Charges

Criminal charges can range from minor infractions to misdemeanors and they can be as serious as felony or aggravated felony charges. No matter the charge, a person should be considered innocent until proven otherwise. Reading about criminal law and your rights can help you see the importance of a solid defense.

Each criminal charge carries with a potential punishment, which can include fines, probation and even jail time. The goal of a criminal defense lawyer will be to end up with the most favorable outcome possible for your particular situation.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you've suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.

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