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Experienced Defense Representation In The Face Of Criminal Charges

A criminal arrest is a major, frightening life event for most people. Your freedom and your future are on the line. You may be worried about jail time and high-dollar penalties, but one of the worst consequences of a conviction is a criminal record that can follow you the rest of your life, affecting employment, your right to vote, your right to possess a firearm and, in some situations, where you can live and places you can frequent. To protect your rights and avoid a criminal record if at all possible, you should get an experienced attorney on your side right away.

You may be accused of drunk driving, theft, assault or a sex offense. Whatever the charges, you should know your rights and how to protect them. If you have been charged with a crime in Tennessee, James L. Weatherly Jr., Attorney at Law, in Nashville is a reliable source of advice and experienced representation.

Providing A Wide Variety Of Criminal Defense Representation

I am Jim Weatherly an established and accomplished Tennessee attorney. I am available to evaluate your case and to represent you at this most critical time. I began my law practice over 40 years ago in criminal law and served as metro Nashville’s elected public defender. Over time, my practice has become more diverse, but criminal defense remains a vibrant part of it. Contact me for counsel regarding any of the following criminal matters:

  • Misdemeanors and felonies
  • Appeals
  • Drug crimes
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI)
  • Vehicular homicide
  • Theft crimes
  • Assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Sexual assault
  • Fraud and other white collar crimes

Paying Specific Attention To Your Case

If we choose to work together, I will devote the time and effort necessary to gathering all key facts in your case. My years of experience as a trial lawyer have taught me how critical it is to conduct a thorough investigation and be prepared for any court proceedings through my efforts and the use of trained professional investigators.

If you know you are under investigation, but have not been charged with a crime, I urge you to contact me. Protecting your interests through advice and representation at the investigation stage can be equally — if not more — important than representation after charges have been filed. In some cases, we may prevent criminal charges from being filed if I come into a case soon enough and can work with the police and prosecuting attorneys on a precharge resolution.

Your Rights — Your Freedom — Your Future

Learn how James L. Weatherly Jr., Attorney at Law, can protect your rights after a criminal arrest. Call 615-988-4939 or email the law office to schedule a consultation.

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