Tennessee Criminal Defense
Most people in Tennessee and the United States live their entire lives without ever being charged with a serious crime or even a minor misdemeanor infraction. They never experience the fear and uncertainty that the criminal accused faces. But those who do face criminal charges in Tennessee quickly see that the prospects of incarceration, fines, and a permanent criminal conviction are very frightening. They are confused and do not know where to turn. They know they need help but do not know where to turn. The choice of legal representation is instrumental in avoiding the harsh consequences of an arrest and subsequent conviction. A focused criminal defense can provide the accused with a silver lining to an otherwise hopeless situation. There is no substitution for experience and sound judgment. A good criminal defense attorney in Tennessee provides the following in developing a defense:
A painstaking and informed review of the evidence is crucial in building a solid defense in a criminal case. This includes reviewing police reports, witness statements, forensic evidence and other key items. A thorough review of the evidence prepares the attorney for every contingency his client may face during a trial or plea discussions. A solid defense is built upon hard work. This allows the defense attorney to negotiate from a position of power. Again, there is no substitution for hard work in preparing a defense strategy. I have found that the harder I work the luckier I get.
An intuitive instinct for how jurors respond to evidence and testimony is essential for any trial attorney. This instinct allows the trial attorney to present evidence in the most effective way. It also allows the defense attorney to anticipate any shortcomings in his case and prepare accordingly.
A solid grasp of the rules and procedures of court are required. This allows the attorney to sometimes exclude harmful evidence of his client’s guilt. The most effective tool a defense attorney can provide for his client is to exclude harmful evidence and testimony. A jury cannot convict on evidence they never hear.
A solid grasp of the Tennessee criminal laws and penalties is essential. Tennessee’s criminal statutes and penalties are very complex and lengthy. An experienced defense attorney knows how to use the complexity of these rules and regulations to his client’s advantage.
Successful plea-bargaining is essential when it is in the client’s best interest is to avoid trial. Often, the most effective strategy in a criminal case is to avoid a trial and seek a favorable plea agreement.
I bring all of these important skills to my clients because I work on criminal cases every day. I am in court every week representing the interests of my clients and I handle hundreds of criminal cases each year. I limit my practice to criminal defense so that I can stay in touch with the current developments in the law and science of criminal defense. I understand that this is the most serious accusation you have every faced. I cannot promise you a result, but I can promise that I will use my years of experience in order to put you in the best position. I have over 17 years of legal experience and I am available to discuss your recent arrest. If you need assistance with a recent Tennessee arrest, give Lee Martin a call at 615-345-1988.
I help good people restore their lives
-Lee Martin is a Nashville criminal defense lawyer who has gained national recognition as a DUI and criminal defense attorney. With over a decade of experience, he knows how to get results in criminal defense cases. If you are seeking an experienced criminal defense attorney, use his experiences to your advantage. If you need help with a pending criminal charge, give him a call at 615-345-1988.
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