Jackson Criminal Defense Lawyers
Unique Aspects of Tennessee Law
Most people understand that when they are charged with a crime in Tennessee, they have a right to a jury trial. That you are given the opportunity to rebut the charges against you and have a jury of your peers judge you based on ideas of equality and evidence is an important part of American law, but there are certain offenses that, in Municipal Courts in Tennessee, do not carry the right to a trial.
If you are charged with one of these small offenses, you may think that the minor character of the charge means it isn’t such a big deal, but even the slightest blemish on your record can open you up to a host of lifelong effects:
- You may have problems securing employment when you apply for work.
- You may be ineligible for certain occupational licenses.
- You may be charged increased insurance rates.
If you are concerned about the effects of small offenses – and you should be – contact Byrd and Byrd, criminal defense lawyers in Jackson, Memphis, and surrounding areas of Tennessee, for help fighting criminal or municipal charges that may not grant you a right to a trial.
Criminal Lawyers in Jackson Help With or Without a Trial
Our Jackson criminal defense lawyers help clients who have been charged with offenses that range from minor crimes to capital cases. In some instances, you may not want to go to trial. You may prefer to resolve a case without the emotional turmoil of a trial or you may decide, upon our advice, that a trial is not going to serve your best interests.
Tennessee allows you to waive your right to a trial. Our criminal attorneys in Jackson can help you decide if that’s the right choice for you, and if you do believe so, our attorneys can help get the best deal for you possible without a trial.