NASHVILLE CRIMINAL LAWYERS | CASE STUDIES
Criminal defense case study of a juvenile client arrested on a probation violation warrant in Nashville, TN. Our client was charged with violating his conditions of felony probation after a search warrant was executed on a Nashville home where our client previously resided. During the search, firearms, ammo, drugs, and drug paraphernalia were alleged to have been discovered.
THE STAKES: Our (teenage) client was facing real prison time as an adult and the prospect of being a convicted felon the rest of his life.
THE GOAL: Our primary goal was to keep him out of prison and, if possible, get the charges dismissed so he could keep a felony conviction off his record and attend college.
Violation of Probation for allegedly failing to report to his Probation Officer and being in possession of firearms and drugs. The underlying charges for which on probation were misdemeanor possession of handgun, felony evading arrest in motor vehicle, and misdemeanor leaving the scene of an accident.
CHARGE CLASSIFICATION(S): Class E Felony, Class A Misdemeanor(s)
RELEVANT LAWS FOR CHARGE:
TCA § 40-35-311, TCA § 39-17-1307, TCA § 39-16-603(b, TCA § 55-10-101
OUTCOME / RESULT: Violation of Probation charges dismissed and college dreams saved! Client was placed right back on probation with no impact, no new conditions, nor having to start probation over. Once completed, he’ll have a clean record!