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If you are concerned about a felony charge and you are looking for a caring criminal lawyer in Gallatin, Tennessee, your search is over. We have spent years defending hundreds of clients accused of a wide variety of crimes. We know from experience that criminal charges can be very complicated. You need aggressive and thoughtful representation in the legal system. We understand what it takes to communicate effectively with law enforcement agents, witnesses, district attorneys and especially judges.

We will take the time to explain your options and guide you through the entire legal process with professionalism and empathy.

Whether you are innocent or guilty, there are a few things you should know and do when you are concerned about a felony charge in Tennessee:

What you should know…

You probably already know that crimes are categorized according to their severity. Felonies are crimes considered to be more serious than misdemeanors and therefore have the potential to lead to more serious consequences. The State of Tennessee separates felonies into several classifications. Contact my office for more information about these classifications and their related consequences.

In general, felonies are punishable by imprisonment for 1+ years. Sometimes they also include restrictions for the time period after an offender has served time in jail. (For example, Sex offenses can put you on the sex offender registry, possibly for the rest of your life.) Being convicted of a felony can also require that you pay a certain amount of money to the victim of the crime, pay a number of other fines, participate in treatment programs and/or become the subject of community supervision. These consequences depend on a number of factors which I can discuss with you during a free consultation.

What you should do…

No matter whether you are guilty or innocent, you must remain calm and contact a criminal lawyer. We know how you are feeling, and we are ready to hear your side of the story. I am telling you from experience that you absolutely cannot act impulsively and out of fear or uncertainty. It’s perfectly natural to feel worried and maybe a little angry in this kind of situation, but the best thing to do is to find a trusted legal guide. In no circumstance should not talk to the police on your own to “help them with their investigation” I will explain your options and fight by your side in the court.

For more information about our service areas, please contact us. We serve clients in Gallatin, Hendersonville and throughout Sumner County. We also provide legal assistance to clients in other Tennessee counties (Macon, Trousdale, etc.).

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