Rutherford County Criminal Defense Attorney
If you are arrested by the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, Murfreesboro Police, or any other law enforcement agency, the future is uncertain. Depending on the allegations against you, your freedom, finances, and entire future may be on the line. This is never a situation you want - or need - to face alone.
Following an arrest for any reason, you should immediately consult with a Rutherford County criminal defense lawyer. In this region, you should reach out to the law office of Joshua T. Crain.
Tennessee has many laws setting out a wide range of criminal offenses. Even charges that might seem minor can have costly consequences if you do not handle the matter properly. Our firm takes on a wide range of criminal cases to best serve defendants in Rutherford County, including:
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Domestic assault
- Marijuana and other drug crimes
- Theft crimes
- Violent crimes
- Sex crimes
- Parole and probation violations
We investigate the situation and examine the evidence the prosecution plans to use against you. Our firm builds the strongest defense possible, which might involve seeking:
- Having your charges dropped altogether
- Obtaining a favorable plea deal
- Seeking an acquittal at trial
Criminal convictions have many potential consequences, depending on the circumstances. A conviction might mean costly fines, restitution, probation, or imprisonment, among other penalties. Having a criminal record can also affect your reputation, professional success, and even your relationship with your children and custody rights.
It is critical that you do everything possible to avoid or minimize these consequences. The number one thing you can do to protect yourself is to immediately hire defense representation.
Criminal Defense FAQs
Yes, you should have the representation of a defense lawyer for any type of criminal charge, even if it seems relatively minor. Misdemeanor charges can come with costly fines, probation, or even jail time, and convictions will leave a mark on your permanent record, just like a felony.
Your attorney will do whatever possible to keep you in your home and out of jail. While imprisonment might be unavoidable in certain circumstances, your defense lawyer’s goal will be to avoid jail or prison time whenever they can. They have many strategies to accomplish this.
Most criminal cases end in guilty pleas, but you should never - never - plead guilty to an offense without the proper legal advice. Though you can negotiate directly with the prosecutor, they have no obligation to you. Their obligation is to the State of Tennessee and they are not looking out for your best interests. That’s why you need your own representation. You need to know the implications of a plea and ensure you receive the best plea bargain possible.
Criminal defense attorney Joshua T. Crain can begin protecting your rights and future rights after an arrest. Never hesitate to invoke your rights to remain silent and consult with an attorney. Contact us to discuss our services; someone is available 24/7 to respond to you.