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Lebanon, TN 37087
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Success for Our Middle Tennessee Clients
The following facts represent a sample of our many successful case results.
Please feel free to call our office at (615) 444-2900, or fill out our online contact form at the bottom of this page.
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Violation: DUI (blood test) and potential Vehicular Assault - Wilson County

Result: Charges reduced to Reckless Endangerment

 

Details: Client was driving a vehicle with his girlfriend in the passenger seat.  There was a one car accident where the driver received minor injuries but his girlfriend passenger was severely injured. A blood test was obtained from the driver was over the legal limit. A significant fear in the case was that the state would amend the DUI charge to vehicular assault, a class D felony.

My investigator discovered that, due to a mechanical error, the video tape of the arrest was lost. We managed to have the girlfriend appear in court and insist that she did not desire any additional charge based on her injuries. We further filed a motion challenging the arrest as the field sobriety test were conducted on our client after a serious accident in which there were injuries.

As a result of all the above information, we were able to not only avoid felony vehicular assault charges but managed to have the DUI charge amended to reckless endangerment, maintaining the client's driving privileges and his employment.

 

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Violation: DUI (blood test) and potential Vehicular Assault - Wilson County

Result: Charges reduced to Reckless Endangerment

 

Details: Client was driving a vehicle with his girlfriend in the passenger seat.  There was a one car accident where the driver received minor injuries but his girlfriend passenger was severely injured. A blood test was obtained from the driver was over the legal limit. A significant fear in the case was that the state would amend the DUI charge to vehicular assault, a class D felony.

My investigator discovered that, due to a mechanical error, the video tape of the arrest was lost. We managed to have the girlfriend appear in court and insist that she did not desire any additional charge based on her injuries. We further filed a motion challenging the arrest as the field sobriety test were conducted on our client after a serious accident in which there were injuries.

As a result of all the above information, we were able to not only avoid felony vehicular assault charges but managed to have the DUI charge amended to reckless endangerment, maintaining the client's driving privileges and his employment.

 

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Violation:  Probation Violation (3rd) and Domestic Assault - Wilson County, Tennessee  

 

Result:  Client released from hold in jail and case retired for 1 year, allowed to resume probation and go back to her job.

 

Details:  Client was on probation for a 9 year sentence involving various felonies. She had received two prior probation violations resulting from violating no contact orders with an ex-boyfriend she had previously stabbed. A subsequent probation violation warrant was issued when she was again arrested for assault. This time, the assault was alleged to have been against her brother rather than the ex-boyfriend. After filing a motion for bail, we were fortunate to gain her release. On the domestic assault charge we were able to have the case retired for one year, thereafter she was allowed to resume probation and return to work. Great result for a third probation violation.

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Violation:  DUI and Implied Consent - Smith County, Tennessee DUI charge

 

Result:  Dismissal of Implied Consent Charge and Reduction of DUI to Reckless Endangerment with no jail time and no supervised probation.

 

Details: Client was traveling from Sevierville, Tennessee after a difficult day involving family dispute. As a result, she had drank alcohol and taken Xanax resulting in her becoming lost and having an accident. Witnesses report to the Highway Patrol about a car fitting her description hitting a guardrail and driving off. When the Highway Patrol spotted her vehicle, it was sitting on the side of the road. She was positioned in the back seat crying and distraught. Field sobriety test were conducted but client declined blood testing.

After retaining our office, client completed a DUI school and had an Alcohol and Drug assessment. She accomplished all recommendations and attended the Mother's Against Drunk Driver's Impact panel class. Our investigation also brought to like imperfections within the charging instruments that were noted and brought to the attention of the State.

After negotiations with the district attorney general's office, an agreement was reached dismissing the implied consent violation and reducing the charge of DUI to reckless endangerment with all jail time suspended. As client had completed necessary steps in addressing the issues, no supervised probation was required.

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Violation: Felony Drug Case - Smith County Tennessee

Result: Dismissal of felony drug charges resulting in no criminal record.

 

Details: Client was speeding along I-40 in Smith County Tennessee. The Tennessee Highway Patrol runs a drug interdiction in the area, stopping cars, particularly those with young drivers or drivers with ethnic background other than white in search of cars transporting drugs.

Client was a young white male. When stopped by the Trooper, he was asked if there was anything of interest in his car. The client advised that he had marijuana and a pipe in his car. The Trooper conducted a search and reported finding a glass jar with (3) plastic bags containing marijuana, a grinder and 4 pipes.  The trooper also found one schedule III pill the client had in his center console. The marijuana was in excess of one half ounce. After obtaining a copy of the video tape, our client's prescription drug records, and investigating our client's criminal history we were able to obtain a complete dismissal of the schedule III drug charge and the paraphernalia charges. The felony marijuana possession charge was reduced to a misdemeanor offense as the state could not prove it was possessed with the intent for resale and a pre-trial diversion agreement was entered. As our client had completed, at our request, an alcohol and drug assessment prior to the case being heard. There was no supervised probation and zero criminal convictions on his record as he will be eligible to have it expunged after one year.

A young man with a bright future will continue on his path.

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Violation: Domestic assault - Wilson County

 

Result:  Charges dismissed after A&D Assessment

 

Details: Client had spent the day with his family on a fishing trip. As the day wore on, more things interfered with the day resulting in he and his wife drinking after the family returned home. The client lost his temper and during a disagreement with his wife the parties argued and the client "pushed" his wife with an open hand. The wife called the police in the hopes they could help calm him down and get him inside the home. Upon arrival, the police arrested the client for assault on his wife, resulting in a 12 hour stay in jail before being allowed to make bail. The judicial commissioner entered bail restrictions against the client preventing him from returning home to his wife and children. Prior to hiring me, the wife appeared before the judge, pleading that her husband had never touched her before, he was needed at home and she desired for the bail conditions to be released so he could come home. Her request was denied. After being retained we were able to get the case back in front of the judge and presented the facts to the assistant district attorney general.


As a result, an agreement was reached to dismiss the charge upon the client completing an A & D assessment and the bail conditions were immediately dropped allowing the client to return home with his family.

Everyone left happy, best result in a criminal case.

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Violation:  Sexual Battery (Class C Felony) facing 3-6 years in prison and mandatory registration on sex offender registry

Result: Plead to two misdemeanor offenses which did not require Client to register on sex offender registry. Plea was entered under Judicial Diversion which will allow client to have the charges dismissed and their record expunged after 1 year.

Details: Client was the manager of a retail food establishment. Stress from the job lead to inappropriate drinking, at times while Client was at work. One evening after drinking and while closing the store, Client was accused of inappropriately touching a 17 year old female employee. This resulted in a charge of Sexual Battery by an Authority figure. This charge is a Class C felony which carries between 3-6 years in prison and mandatory registration on the state's sexual offender registry. After an extensive investigation into the offense and the allegations of the alleged victim, an agreement was reached wherein the client pled guilty to two misdemeanor offenses which did not require them to be placed on the sexual offender registry. The plea was also entered under judicial diversion, which will allow the client to have the charges dismissed and have the allegations expunged from the public record beginning in one year.

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VIOLATION: Aggravated Statutory Rape

 

RESULTS: 2 year suspended sentence with no jail time and no requirement to register with the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry, which allowed my client to continue to go to school to pick up their children, go to the ballfied to watch their games, and to continue her employment.

DETAILS: Female client was in excess of 10 years older than a 17 year old male at the time they began a sexual relationship. The male had held himself out as being over 18 years of age at the beginning of the relationship. Our investigation found photographs of the pair posted on social media and other social media post where the male stated he was over 18 years of age. A pregnancy resulted from the sexual encounters. The female was charged with 10 counts of Aggravated Statutory Rape. Each count of Aggravated Statutory Rape carried a minimum sentence of 2 years and a maximum sentence of 4 years and MANDATORY minimum 12 years on the sexual offender registry. Through motions, our firm required the state to supplement the indictment where they had failed to provide dates and places where the alleged crimes took place even though the alleged victim was over 18 years of age. (it is generally accepted that the state does not have to provide these specifics if a young child is involved).  It quickly became clear that even the male alleged victim did not consider himself a victim. After extensive litigation, an agreement was reached to that the female client would accept a 2 year sentence, all suspended with NO REQUIREMENT THAT SHE REGISTER ON THE SEXUAL OFFENDER REGISTRY, allowing her to continue her time with her children and the child of the encounter at ballfields and other places where children are present.

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