Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Murfreesboro, TN

Aggressive Legal Representation in Middle Tennessee

Criminal arrests and charges in Tennessee are generally highly distressing experiences. Your job or career, reputation, freedom, and future may all be at stake. The collateral damage of a criminal conviction can affect all aspects of your life, jeopardizing future employment, rental housing, professional licenses, financial opportunities, and more. 

 

Such circumstances demand an experienced criminal defense lawyer you can trust. At Parkerson Law, you can turn to a professional with significant and advantageous experience as a former prosecutor; he has a keen understanding of criminal cases from both sides of the courtroom. His background in criminal prosecution and his career defending clients informs every aspect of his investigation, analysis, preparation, and approach to your case. 

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Over 20 Years of Experience Meet Our Attorney Thomas Parkerson

With experience as a former prosecutor, Thomas Parkerson has the advantage of understanding both sides of the courtroom, tailoring your legal strategy personally.

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Our Satisfied Clients

  • "You're Not Just A Number"
    From the very first meeting, Thomas showed understanding, knowledge and patience to help us navigate a whole new experience for us. At no time did we feel we were just a case number with Thomas and his staff.
    - Mary M.
  • "Unparalleled Empathy & Consideration"
    Thomas Parkerson handles cases with respect, confidence, and caring. He is very thorough and excellent at communicating what the process is and what to expect. He shows empathy and consideration that is unparalleled.
    - Kristi D.
  • "Kind and Effective"
    Thomas Parkerson is a tremendously talented attorney as well as a wonderful person. He helped us using a perfect blend of his personable and professional caring spirit.
    - Steve Z.
  • "Far Superior to the Competition"
    A professional, courteous, knowledgeable and honest attorney... Thomas Parkerson took the time to hear the details of my case and explained my options without making empty promises or providing unrealistic expectations.
    - Former Client

Our Criminal Defense Practice Areas

Our firm handles a wide variety of criminal charges in Tennessee, including but not limited to the following:

  • Drug crimes, ranging from simple possession to sales, distribution, and more.
  • DUI involving alcohol, drugs, or a combination of both for adults, minors, and CDL drivers.
  • Assault, including aggravated assault and domestic assault.
  • Domestic violence allegations from assault to harassment, stalking, or violations of protective orders.
  • Theft crimes, ranging from shoplifting to larceny, burglary, and more.
  • Sex crimes, including indecent exposure, prostitution, solicitation, sexual assault, rape, and child pornography.
  • White-collar crimes, including identity theft, embezzlement, counterfeiting, money laundering, tax evasion, and fraud.
  • Violent crimes, ranging from assault to arson, armed robbery, carjacking, kidnapping, manslaughter, and murder.
  • Weapons crimes, including unlawful possession of a weapon, possession while under the influence, possession while committing a felony, and more.
  • Probation violations in which you are accused of breaching one or more terms of your court supervision. 

It is important to remember that you are innocent until proven guilty under the law, that you have certain Constitutional rights, and that the burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt rests on the prosecution. 

Attorney Parkerson will do everything possible to help you avoid a conviction or otherwise minimize the consequences of your charges. It is essential to be proactive at the beginning of any criminal matter to ensure that your rights are upheld, that you are treated fairly, and that your best interests are aggressively sought, whether at trial or in negotiations with the prosecutor.

Learn more about how Parkerson Law can help. Request a free consultation with our criminal defense attorney at our Murfreesboro office at (615) 392-3012


Tennessee Criminal Law FAQ


What should I do if I am arrested?

If you are arrested, it is crucial to remain calm and exercise your right to remain silent. Do not answer any questions or provide statements to law enforcement without an attorney present. Contact Parkerson Law as soon as possible to ensure your rights are protected and to begin building your defense.

How can a criminal defense lawyer help me?

A Murfreesboro criminal defense lawyer can:

  • Provide expert legal advice and guidance
  • Represent you during police interrogations and court appearances
  • Investigate the charges against you and gather evidence
  • Develop a strong defense strategy
  • Negotiate with prosecutors for reduced charges or plea deals
  • Advocate for you in court to achieve the best possible outcome

What are my rights if I am charged with a crime?

If you are charged with a crime in Tennessee, you have several important rights, including:

  • The right to remain silent
  • The right to an attorney
  • The right to a fair and speedy trial
  • The right to confront witnesses against you
  • The right to present evidence in your defense
  • The right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty

What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?

Misdemeanors are less serious offenses that typically carry penalties of up to one year in jail, fines, and probation. Felonies are more serious crimes that can result in longer prison sentences, larger fines, and a permanent criminal record. Felony convictions can also lead to additional consequences, such as loss of voting rights and difficulty obtaining employment.

Can I get my charges reduced or dismissed?

Depending on the specifics of your case, it may be possible to get your charges reduced or dismissed. This can occur through negotiations with the prosecutor, presenting evidence that undermines the prosecution's case, or demonstrating procedural errors or violations of your rights. Our attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case to identify any opportunities for reduction or dismissal of charges.

What is a plea bargain, and should I consider it?

A plea bargain is an agreement between the defendant and the prosecutor in which the defendant pleads guilty to a lesser charge or receives a reduced sentence. Whether to accept a plea bargain depends on the strength of the prosecution's case and the potential risks of going to trial. Our attorneys will provide you with the necessary information and guidance to make an informed decision about accepting a plea deal.

Parkerson Law

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Track Record of Excellence
    With a defense portfolio that spans close to ten thousand cases, Parkerson Law has a proven track record of success.
  • Decades of Experience

    With over 20 years of dedicated practice, Parkerson Law brings a wealth of experience to every case.

  • Former Prosecutor Advantage

    With a background as a former prosecutor, Thomas Parkerson skillfully navigates your defense and anticipates strategies.

  • Client-Centered Compassion

    At Parkerson Law, our clients are more than just cases. We approach each situation with genuine compassion and a commitment to helping them navigate challenges.

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