Arrested in the Clarksville, Tennessee Area?
Do you fully understand the possible consequences of your criminal charges? In addition to jail and fines, a conviction on your criminal record can affect many aspects of your life: driving privileges, employment, security clearance, the right to possess firearms, and even custody of your children.
Patton & Pittman provides a vigorous criminal defense to fight the allegations and limit the impact. Our attorneys handle cases in General Sessions and Circuit Court, whether misdemeanor or felony. Our representation spans Montgomery County and the surrounding Tennessee counties.
Strong Criminal Defense - Free Consultation at 931-266-4703 (in Clarksville) or Toll-Free at 866-936-9758
Member of the military? We have represented officers and enlisted personnel of the 101st Airborne stationed at Fort Campbell, as well as their civilian spouses. We always consider the impact on your Army career before entering plea negotiations or going to trial.
Our criminal defense team includes former Assistant District Attorney, Chris Clark and criminal defense lawyer Nathan Hunt. Our firm benefits from their knowledge and insight into how the prosecution handles certain types of cases. This advantage also better prepares our defense team for a detailed cross examination of the state's witnesses. Attorney Clark's experience as Assistant District Attorney includes the prosecution of high profile felony cases in Circuit Court, including homicide and major drug crime cases. Attorney Nathan Hunt has defended clients charged with serious crimes for over five years.
Our criminal defense attorneys offer aggressive, experienced representation for misdemeanor or felony offenses in Tennessee:
- DUI/DWI — We work to minimize the impact of a drunk driving arrest, whether it is your first time or you have prior convictions. A first-offense DUI conviction could mean 48 hours in jail, fines, and loss of license for one year. Our defense team will challenge the traffic stop, field sobriety tests, and blood or Breathalyzer tests to try to get charges dismissed or reduced to reckless driving. If you are eligible, we can help you obtain a conditional license or restricted license to drive to work or school. A repeat DUI carries a longer mandatory jail sentence and license suspension (with no option for a work or school permit). It may be necessary to take your case to trial to avoid the worst.
- Domestic violence — Following a mandatory 12-hour hold where you will be held in jail for domestic abuse or assault allegations, you will be given conditions of release that often restrict you from returning to your home (even to gather your things), contacting your children or spouse or even drinking alcohol. A conviction for domestic assault can result in serious consequences, including a potential impact on your relationship with your children and even recreational activities. A conviction will mean that you are prohibited from ever possessing a firearm. We recognize that domestic assault charges are often exaggerated, if not fabricated entirely to gain advantage in divorce or custody proceedings. We will represent you and fiercely challenge any attempt to make a restraining order permanent. We can also assist you in working to get your conditions of release amended and defend you on the serious charge of violating a protective order.
- Drug crimes — Serious drug offenses can result in drug charges being filed in either state or federal court, or sometimes both - this is especially true for many people who have been arrested for drug crimes in Montgomery County. Our experienced defense team provides fearless defense counsel to clients facing all levels of drug charges, from cases involving simple possession or unlawful drug paraphernalia (UDP) to cases involving possession or distribution of cocaine, marijuana, other controlled substances, or prescription narcotics.
- Other criminal charges — Our criminal defense practice also includes aggressive defense for clients charged with shoplifting, theft, writing bad checks, burglary, or assault (sometimes referred to as assault and battery):
Diversion and Expungement: If eligible, pre-trial or judicial diversion allows you to resolve your case without pleading guilty (pre-trial) and have the criminal charge expunged from your record if you successfully complete the diversion program. Our criminal defense lawyers will explain the entire diversion process to you and advise you if you are eligible for diversion. We also handle expungements from your criminal record once you have completed diversion or if your case was nullified, dismissed, or retired.
Don't take chances with your freedom or your future. Contact our Clarksville office for aggressive criminal defense. Call 931-266-4703 (in Clarksville) or toll-free at 866-936-9758 for a free initial consultation.