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More than 40 years of experience crafting innovative defense strategies

A criminal arrest impacts nearly every aspect of your life, both personally and professionally. All the things you take for granted on a daily basis, such as your family, job, freedom, modern conveniences and goals for the future may disappear in an instant if you’re convicted of a crime. Your world changes drastically, becoming a stressful combination of time in jail or prison, drained finances, separation from family and a criminal record likely to follow you forever.

At the law firm of Dotson & Taylor, our Murfreesboro criminal defense attorneys are committed to helping accused criminal defendants avoid harsh and devastating penalties and consequences. If you’ve been arrested, charged, arraigned or are awaiting trial, it is important to contact us immediately and begin crafting a strong defense strategy. Taking action now is your best chance at putting your criminal situation behind you and moving on in a positive direction.

Aggressive representation for a wide range of crimes

Our Murfreesboro criminal law firm is full-service and client-committed. There is no criminal case we cannot handle. Our criminal areas of practice are broad and comprehensive and include:

College students facing criminal charges – College is an exciting time and many young people find themselves in new situations for the first time. We work hard to make sure that minor mistakes don’t turn into long-term burdens.

College student drug possession – Drug charges carry a stigma on your record that can follow you throughout your life. Having a drug-related offense on your record as a college student can impact your ability to receive financial aid and grants and even lead to expulsion.

Corruption – When you’re facing white collar crime charges like public corruption, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, lost and scared. The Murfreesboro criminal defense lawyers at Dotson & Taylor Attorneys at Law understand that there’s more at stake than just your reputation.

Date Rape  – If you’ve been accused of rape, you may be overwhelmed by the stigma attached to the accusation—both privately and in the court of public opinion, our attorneys at Law put our 40 years of combined experience to work employing a strong defense on your behalf.

Domestic assault and other violent crimes – Violent crimes can lead to significant consequences, including restraining orders and incarceration. Our goal is to ensure that your liberty is not unjustly restricted.

Drug charges – Drug crimes are some of the most common criminal cases many people face. From relatively minor possession to drug trafficking charges, our criminal defense attorneys analyze each aspect of your case, from false positive drug tests to illegal searches, to develop a strong defense.

Drug Trafficking – Our Murfreesboro drug crimes attorneys have decades of experience handling drug trafficking cases and are well-versed in Tennessee drug laws.

Drug Manufacturing – Whether you’re facing charges relating to relatively minor simple possession of a small amount of drugs, or serious drug trafficking and conspiracy, the Murfreesboro drug crimes attorneys at Dotson & Taylor are ready to help you develop a strong defense plan.

Drug Possession – Drug possession charges range from relatively minor to very serious depending upon the specific circumstances of your situation.

Drug Sales – A conviction for selling drugs can bring serious consequences, often including jail time.

DUI – Driving under the influence, or DUI, cases are very common. Whether you’re a first time offender or have multiple DUI’s on your record, we strive to protect your rights and ensure that your case is handled with the highest level of skill.

Embezzlement – Under Tennessee law, the penalties for embezzlement are severe. A conviction for embezzling even a modest sum, anything under $500, can result in fines up to $2,500 and up to a year in jail, and as the amount you are accused of taking increases, the mandatory punishment under state law increases significantly.

Fraud Crimes – So-called fraud crimes may not seem particularly serious on the surface, but to those who find themselves at the center of a criminal investigation, the implications of a fraud charge can be profound.

Hazing – Hazing among college students is no longer an accepted practice by universities and police. Every college in Tennessee now has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to hazing.

Internet Solicitation – We have an in-depth understanding of Tennessee’s specific solicitation laws and are committed to investigating and litigating your case to the fullest extent to ensure that you achieve a favorable resolution.

Medicare Fraud – The government is aggressively cracking down on Medicare fraud like never before due to federal budget cuts. These cases are highly politicized and hard to defend.

Money Laundering – If you’ve been charged in Middle Tennessee with the white collar crime of money laundering, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Especially if this is your first arrest, the judicial process can be confusing and harsh.

Probation violations – If you’re on probation, there are specific rules and guidelines that you must adhere to. Our Murfreesboro criminal defense attorneys help numerous clients avoid extended sentences and enhanced punishments.

Sex crimes – Sex crimes have become an epidemic on college campuses around the country. These cases involving college coeds require an incredible amount of tact to properly defend the accused person.

Sex crimes and child pornography – Sex crimes such as sexual assault, rape and child pornography are inherently emotional. We provide a compassionate environment and a high level of discretion to help you protect your rights and defend against false accusations.

Theft – Theft crimes encompass a variety of charges and range from minor petty theft to high value property theft.

Underage DUI –  If your son or daughter has been charged with DWI, enlist the experienced Murfreesboro DWI lawyers at Dotson & Taylor Attorneys at Law to zealously defend them.

White Collar Crimes – White collar crime, originally associated with lying and theft, now covers the full range of fraudulent conduct committed by individuals, businesses and government officials.

Regardless of what type of criminal charges you’re facing, our criminal lawyers have the experience, respect, and impressive reputation for results you need to achieve the best possible outcome.

Act now to protect your rights by contacting our experienced Murfreesboro criminal defense attorneys

At Dotson & Taylor, our criminal defense attorneys safeguard your interests throughout each stage of the process, from start to finish and fight for the results you need. Call us at 615-890-1982 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Our office is conveniently located downtown, next to the historic City Café. We take all major credit cards.