Criminal Defense Attorney In Nashville.
I am Tommy Overton, and I have represented hundreds of clients over my 28 years as a criminal defense lawyer. If you have been charged with a crime, do not wait. Take immediate action and contact me to learn about your options. Free consultation: It costs nothing to sit down with me and discuss the details of your case.
- Drunk Driving Defense
- Drug Crimes
- Sex Crimes
- Theft Crimes
- Vehicular Homicide And Assault
- White Collar Crimes
- Domestic Violence And Child Neglect
- Bond Hearings And Post Conviction Matters
When You Hire Me, Your Worries Become My Worries My vast experience as a criminal defense attorney has taught me many things, one of them being how frightening it can be to be charged with a crime. I have represented numerous people who are facing serious, life-changing criminal charges.
When you hire me as your defense lawyer, your problems become my problems. Your worries become my worries. When we meet for the first time, I can give you the facts, explain your options, and help relieve some of the tension you are feeling. And I am available to answer your phone call at all hours of the day and night. This is my job it has been for the last 28 years and I do it very well.
Why You Should Always Fight DUI Charges
A drunk driving conviction in Tennessee is a big deal. Here are just some of the penalties and effects you may be subjected to:
- License suspension for one year on a first offense and two years on a second offense
- Jail time of between 48 hours and 11 months, 29 days for a first offense
- Alcohol treatment course, which is at the judge’s discretion for a first offense
- Significant fines (potentially thousands of dollars worth, if you have previous DUI convictions on your record)
- Ignition interlock device installation at your own expense
- Loss of CDL (for commercial truck drivers)
- Unanticipated consequences, such as difficulty renting an apartment or getting a job
Immediately after a DWI/DUI arrest, you should contact a criminal defenseattorney. I am Davidson County attorney Tommy Overton, and I can immediately step in and protect your rights at this most critical time.
When you hire me, I will give you my cellphone number and your calls will be sent directly to me. You can reach me with your concerns day or night.
Free consultation: Complete this online contact form, or call my office in Nashville at 615-953-8796. Talk to me before talking to the police.
Charged With DUI? What You Should Know.
It is not uncommon for people who have been charged with drunk or drugged driving to simply plead guilty and accept the penalties. But before you plead guilty and pay your fine, you should know that you can fight DUI charges — even if you think your case isn’t winnable because you failed field sobriety testing or a blood test.
As a DUI/DWI lawyer with more than 28 years of experience, I have handled numerous DUI cases, helping clients avoid convictions, jail time, and all of the other consequences associated with a drunk driving conviction. During your free initial consultation, we can discuss the details of your case and identify your legal options. I will evaluate your case from every angle in an attempt to build the strongest case possible on your behalf.
Drunk Driving Defense Attorney In Nashville: A drunk driving conviction in Tennessee is a big deal. Here are just some of the penalties and effects you may be subjected to: License suspension Jail time Alcohol treatment course Significant fines (potentially thousands of dollars worth, if you have previous DUI convictions on your record) Loss of CDL (for commercial truck drivers) Unanticipated consequences, such as difficulty renting an apartment or getting a job As soon as you are arrested, you should contact a criminal defense attorney.
I am attorney Tommy Overton, and I can immediately step in and protect your rights at this most critical time. Free consultation: Call me atmy office in Nashville at 615-953-8796. Talk to me before talking to the police.
Charged With DUI? What You Should Know. It is not uncommon for people who have been charged with drunk driving to simply plead guilty and accept the penalties. But before you plead guilty and pay your fine, you should know that you can fight DUI charges. Even if you think your case isn’t winnable. As a DUI/DWI lawyer with more than 28 years of experience, I have handled numerous DUI cases, helping clients avoid convictions, jail time, and all of the other consequences associated with a drunk driving conviction. During your free initial consultation, we can discuss the details of your case and identify your legal options. I will evaluate your case from every angle in an attempt to build the strongest case possible on your behalf.
What To Do When Facing Drug Charges
Have you been charged with a drug offense in the Nashville area? If so, you should carefully consider your next steps and discuss your situation with a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.
I am Tommy Overton, a defense lawyer with more than 28 years of experience handling drug cases involving marijuana, meth, prescription drugs, heroin, cocaine and more. I have defended numerous people facing serious drug charges — people just like you who are concerned about getting convicted, going to jail and dealing with the other effects of a drug crime conviction.
Free consultation: It costs nothing to discuss your case and legal options with me. Simply call the Law Offices of Thomas T. Overton at 615-953-8796, or contact me online to schedule a time to meet.
Defending Clients Charged With The Following Drug Crimes:
- Simple drug possession
- Possession with intent to sell
- Drug trafficking
- Drug manufacturing
- Drug cultivation
- Other misdemeanor and felony drug crimes
Penalties for drug crimes in Davidson County vary depending on the type of drug involved and the amount of drug involved. During your consultation, I will explain what penalties you may be facing — and also what possible defense options exist in your case. Once I become your attorney, I will immediately start building your case, exploring every possible defense option to help you seek the best possible resolution.
Charged With A Theft Crime In Davidson County?
Crimes classified as theft crimes vary greatly, ranging from stealing products from a store shelf to embezzling millions of dollars from an employer. No matter what type of theft crime charges you are facing, it is beneficial to talk to a criminal defense lawyer to learn about the potential impact and your legal options.
Free consultation: To schedule a no-cost consultation with me, attorney Tommy Overton, please complete this online contact form. My office is located in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.
Types Of Theft Crimes I Handle
- Vehicle theft
- Identity theft
- Credit card fraud
- Employee theft
Depending on the amount of goods or money involved and other factors, you may be facing serious penalties that include imprisonment and fines and unintended consequences that affect you both personally and professionally. If you are a professional license holder, such as a nurse, pharmacist or accountant, your license may be in jeopardy.
As a lawyer with more than 28 years of experience, I have defended many people charged with theft crimes. I know how to craft my defense cases and aggressively defend my clients. Once we meet and you tell me your story, I will work to build the strongest defense possible on your behalf.
Vehicular Homicide Attorney In Nashville
Vehicular homicide charges are extremely difficult to face alone. You may be frightened and unsure of what steps to take. In order to ensure that your rights are protected during sentencing and other legal proceedings, you should talk to a criminal defense lawyer.
I am attorney Tommy Overton, and I defend people who have been charged with vehicular homicide and assault in Tennessee. I understand how difficult these charges can be to face — both on you and your family — and I am committed to helping you address your charges and seek the best possible resolution.
Free consultation: To schedule a no-cost consultation at my law office in Nashville, please complete this online contact form.
Understanding Vehicular Homicide Charges
In order to convict you of vehicular homicide, the state must prove that your reckless actions led to the death of another in a motor vehicle accident. Examples of this conduct may include:
- Drunk driving
- Reckless driving (excessive speeding or distracted driving)
- Driving on a suspended driver’s license
A few years ago, I handled a case on behalf of someone who was charged with vehicular homicide. My involvement in this case triggered a change in Tennessee state law. When you choose me to handle your case, you will be working with an attorney who is at the forefront of criminal law.
What Constitutes Felony Vehicular Assault?
Felony vehicular assault charges may arise if someone is seriously injured (but not killed) by a driver. These charges are also very serious, and may lead to penalties such as imprisonment, fines, driver’s license suspension and more. Contact me to find out how I can be of assistance in your case.
Aggressive Defense Against White Collar Charges
White collar crimes are generally financial in nature and involve an attempt by one individual to fraudulently obtain the money of another. A typical scenario is when an employee steals from an employer through augmenting accounting records.
I am Tommy Overton, a white collar crimes attorney who defends clients charged with all types of financial crimes, including fraud. When you hire me as you defense lawyer, your calls will be sent directly to me. You can reach me on my cellphone day or night.
Free consultation: If you have been charged with a white collar crime, please do not hesitate to contact my office in downtown Nashville to schedule a free consultation.
Types Of White Collar Crimes
I represent accountants, bookkeepers, other employees, and other individuals who have been charged with:
- Money laundering
- Credit card fraud
- Identity theft
- Bank fraud
- Tax crimes
- Medicare/Medicaid fraud
- Cyber crimes
- And more
A conviction can result in serious penalties, including imprisonment, restitution, fines and more. Additionally, a conviction for a white collar crime can have devastating effects on your personal and professional life. Job loss and loss of a professional license are just a couple of the things that may happen.
Early legal intervention is key in white collar crime defense cases. If you are under investigation, I urge you to contact me to find out how I can help. The earlier you seek representation from an experienced lawyer, the better. I can make sure that your rights are protected from the early stages of the investigation.
Domestic Violence And Child Neglect Defense
Charges for domestic violence or child neglect are extremely personal and should not be taken lightly. If convicted, you may face jail time and a host of other penalties that can affect every aspect of your life, from where you work and where you live to child custody.
I am attorney Tommy Overton, and I have more than 28 years of experience defending clients against all types of criminal charges in Tennessee. I can help you address domestic violence or child neglect charges, so that you can avoid the negative consequences associated with a conviction.
Free consultation: It costs nothing to discuss your criminal charges. Please complete this online contact form to reach my law office in downtown Nashville.
Domestic Violence And Child Neglect Charges: How I Can Help
- Domestic violence — This involves using physical force against a spouse, significant other, family member, someone you live with, or someone else you are in a domestic relationship with.
- Child neglect — This includes actions that endanger the health or welfare of a child, which may include keeping a child out of school, failing to provide food or water, failing to provide medical care, and other actions.
I handle both misdemeanor and felony domestic violence charges. In general, domestic violence is classified as a felony crime when injuries are sustained by the alleged victim.
Get Advice Before Accidentally Violating Restraining Order
If a restraining order has been placed against you, I can help you understand what you can and cannot do — so that you do not unintentionally violate the restraining order. Most people do not realize that while the initial restraining order is a civil matter, it turns into a criminal matter when violated, and criminal penalties apply.
Let Me Advocate For Treatment Instead Of Jail Time
Domestic violence is a hot button topic, as Davidson County prosecutors are becoming more and more stringent in their penalties and bond requirements. Many people facing charges are worried about the possible child custody repercussions of a conviction, especially if charges arise during divorce proceedings.
At the Law Offices of Thomas T. Overton, I am often able to advocate for treatment over punishment — keeping my clients out of jail and focused on the future.