Criminal Defense

In Defense Of Your Freedom And Your Future

If you have been arrested and seek a strong defense lawyer, John M. Miles can help you pursue the best available outcome. I will always stand up for your Constitutional rights and strive to protect you from harmful consequences. I’ve practiced both as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney, so I understand how the state will build its case against you and the best options for responding to them.

Many people, when arrested for a crime in Tennessee, worry primarily about two things: the immediate outcome and what a conviction would do to their lives in the long run. In fact, a conviction for a violation of state or federal law, whether it is a misdemeanor or a felony, can have a lasting negative impact on your life, including:

  • Your ability to seek and retain employment
  • Your access to credit
  • Your cost of living – for example, the rates you are charged for insurance
  • Your ability to conduct financial transactions, even to open a bank account

‘Can You Help Me Fight My Charge?’

I have been practicing law since 1988 and have represented defendants charged with many types of criminal charges, including:

  • DUI
  • Murder
  • Domestic assault and other domestic violence charges such as violation of an order of protection
  • Drug crimes, including possession and trafficking

I am available to prepare each case carefully and listen to your side of the story fully. I will explore any realistic alternatives to a guilty verdict. Depending on your circumstances, you may qualify for a diversion program or other alternatives that would prevent a conviction from showing up on criminal background checks.

Understand Your Rights, Defenses And Options

Regardless of what you have been arrested for or charged with, my firm can help you assert your due process rights. As your attorney, I can help find options that may preserve your freedom and keep your record clean. For a case consultation, call my office in Union City at 731-885-134 or email me.