Criminal Defense Lawyer in Nashville, TN
Law Firm OverviewEven after serving one's sentence, a criminal conviction can haunt an individual for years to come as it can affect both their personal and professional life. If you have been accused of a crime, it is important to remember that an accusation is just that: an accusation.
If you live in the Nashville area and have been charged with a crime, you face a decision that will have a lasting impact on the rest of your life. Your choice of which attorney to represent you in your case will have lifelong ramifications and should only be made after considerable research. At Horst Law, we have the experience and expertise to make this decision much easier than you may have originally expected. Schedule your case evaluation today at (615) 403-2971 and we can begin informing you of your legal rights and options.
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Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Breath and Blood Test Refusal; Child Molestation; Child Sexual Battery; Child Rape; Consensual Sex with a Minor; Lewd and Lascivious Acts Against a Minor; Child Sex Abuse Defense; Computer & Internet Sex Crimes; Indecent Exposure; Misdemeanor Crimes; Occupational Licenses; Prescription Fraud; Probation Violations; Property Crimes; Vandalism; Car Theft; Armed Robbery; Sex Offender Registration; Violent Crimes; Vehicular Homicide; Criminal Appeals; Bond Hearings; Warrants; Bar Fighting; Mail Fraud; Bank Fraud; Medicare Fraud; Medicaid Fraud; Sexual Battery; Sexual Exploitation of a Minor; Solicitation of a Minor; Statutory Rape; State and Federal Drug Crimes; Domestic Assault; Aggravated Domestic Assault; Spousal Rape; Spousal Sexual Battery; Insider Trading.
Areas of Law Description
At Horst Law, we offer legal representation for the following areas of practice:
- Drunk Driving
In Tennessee, there is an implied consent to submit to a breathalyzer or blood test when a police officer has probable cause to believe that your driving is impaired due to drugs or alcohol. That means that if a police officer has lawful grounds to stop you and probable cause to believe you are impaired or over the legal limit (usually an odor of alcohol will be all that it takes) he can ask you to submit to a blood-alcohol test. Refusing a breath or blood test can result in the loss of your license even if you are later found not guilty of DUI or DWI.
- Federal Drug Crimes
Defending a drug charge in federal court is much more difficult than in state court. Although the facts that must be proven are much the same as in state court, federal authorities usually do a more thorough job of investigating the case. They are more likely to have wire taps of conversations, video and audio surveillance, and financial records that have been reviewed by experts to demonstrate that assets came from illegal drug activity. Federal crimes defense attorney Brent Horst understands the importance of strategic defense in such cases.
- Violent Crimes
Experience can make a difference. With more than 20 years of trial experience, Mr. Horst has tried more than 100 criminal cases before a jury. He defends against any violent crime charge, including: Simple assault; Domestic assault; Aggravated assault; Assault and battery; Sexual assault; Vehicular homicide; Armed robbery; Manslaughter; Murder.
- White Collar Crimes
We represent clients accused of committing white collar crimes such as embezzlement, mail fraud, credit card fraud, bank fraud, Medicare fraud, Medicaid fraud, and conspiracy to commit fraud.
Mr. Brent Owen Horst
Appellate Practice, Assault, Battery, Burglary, Child Abuse
- National Board of Trial Advocacy
- Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education
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