Can COVID Help or Hurt My Criminal Case?

It may be 2021, but we are still in the middle of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Like all aspects of our lives, the pandemic has had a major affect on the court system. Most criminal hearings throughout Middle Tennessee, including Montgomery County, are being rescheduled. Court dates are being set months out, and some hearings may not occur until the summer! Can the delay work to your benefit? Possibly. Can the delay harm your case? Absolutely! From the time you are arrested or are cited, witnesses may move. Evidence may be inadvertently destroyed.

It is more important than ever that you hire an attorney immediately. You may be delaying hiring an attorney because of the financial burden, thinking you will be in a better position in a few months rather than now. Talk to us immediately and let us structure attorney fee agreements if necessary. You need an attorney to protect your rights.

If you’ve been accused of committing a crime, contact Patton | Pittman for a free consultation. Call us today at (931) 361-4477 to get started.

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