Top Nashville Criminal Defense Attorneys Near You

Blink Law

Criminal Defense Attorney | Nashville, TN

Free Consultation

615-307-6849

At Blink Law our purpose is twofold: 1) Help Our Clients Achieve their Goals 2) Protect what Matters Most to Them

Law Offices of Thomas T. Overton

Criminal Defense Attorney | Nashville, TN

Free Consultation

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.

Thomas Ryan Rumfelt, PLLC

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Nashville, TN

Free Consultation

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

Patrick McNally, Attorney At Law

Criminal Defense Attorney | Nashville, TN

Free Consultation

Se Habla Español

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!

Law Offices of Thomas Maynard

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Nashville, TN

Free Consultation

615-307-6968

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

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Nashville 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 Nashville 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.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

The Importance of a Good Consultation

The goal of an initial consultation is to find an attorney you are comfortable working with and someone who can help you understand your options under the law. Seek to understand the relevant legal experience the attorney brings to your case. While it is not realistic to expect an attorney to resolve your legal issue during an initial consultation, you should gain a level of comfort with his/her ability to do so. A good consultation can clarify issues, raise pertinent questions and considerations for your case, and help you make an informed decision towards resolving your legal issue.

How to Find the Right Attorney

  • Determine the area of law that relates to your issue. Attorneys specialize in specific practice areas around legal issues within the broad field of law.
  • Seek out recommendations from friends, family, and colleagues. A successful attorney or practice will typically have many satisfied clients.
  • Set up consultation appointments to get a better understanding of your case as well as gauge your comfort level with different attorneys. Find the attorney who is the right fit for your needs.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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Court Locations in Nashville, TN

Tennessee Supreme Court

401 7th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219
Phone: (615) 253-1470

Davidson County Criminal Court

408 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201
Phone: (615) 862-5601

Davidson County Chancery Court

200 James Robertson Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37201
Phone: (615) 862-5710