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380 New Byhalia Road, Collierville, Tennessee 38017
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Collierville Criminal Defense Lawyer Fights for Your Rights

Tennessee attorney represents clients accused of various criminal offenses

A criminal conviction can send you to jail, cost you significant money in fines and have numerous other negative effects on your life. Attorney William L. Hagan III at The Collierville Law Firm began his legal practice defending clients in complex federal criminal cases and has more 30 of experience representing the accused in state and federal courts. He has earned a strong reputation for diligently protecting the rights of Tennessee residents in misdemeanor and felony cases. You can trust him to use his knowledge of the relevant laws and local courts to help you regardless of the specific nature of your criminal defense case.

We take your freedom seriously

When your freedom is on the line, you need the help of an experienced attorney with in-depth understanding of Tennessee’s criminal justice system and the determination necessary to build the strongest defense possible on your behalf. Bill Hagan is a long-time member of the American Association for Justice and the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. As a long-time litigator in this field, he has developed effective working relationships with members of local law enforcement and officials throughout Shelby County and the surrounding areas. Whether your case goes to trial or is resolved by negotiating with the prosecutor, the criminal justice system can be intimidating. Our firm offers a strong, steady hand to guide you throughout the legal process in pursuit of a fair outcome.

Types of cases our law firm handles

We defend clients against misdemeanor and felony charges, including cases involving the following alleged offenses:

  • Driving under the influence (DUI) — If you are suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol, you can be arrested if your blood-alcohol concentration is .08 percent or higher. The standards are even tougher for motorists under 21 and commercial vehicle operators. A DUI conviction means mandatory jail time, even on a first conviction, fines, loss of your driver’s license and drug and alcohol counseling, so it is critical to retain an experienced defense lawyer.
  • Drug crimes — Our firm defends clients accused of the possession, sales, trafficking and manufacturing of controlled substances, including marijuana, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines and other drugs. Many of these cases are triggered by evidence that is collected improperly. You can count on us to conduct a thorough review of what happened.
  • Assault — Tennessee law defines assault as intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing physical injury to another person, or threatening to do so. If the assault charge is a class A misdemeanor, the maximum penalty is one year in jail. Aggravated assault, a felony, carries a sentence that could last as long as 15 years.
  • Domestic violence — Violent crimes or threats of violence against a family or household member are domestic abuse crimes. Specific offenses such as stalking, aggravated assault and harassment can fall into this category of crimes.
  • Theft — When someone is accused of taking something without permission, theft charges are based on the value of the allegedly stolen property or services. Charges range from Class A misdemeanor, which carries a sentence of up to a year in jail and a maximum $2,500 fine, to a Class A felony, with penalties of up to 60 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000.
  • Burglary — Prosecutors bring burglary charges when they believe someone has unlawfully entered, or remained in, a building or dwelling in order to commit a theft, assault or another type of felony crime. Convictions for burglary carry a sentence of up to 12 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
  • Sexual offenses — If you are convicted of rape, sexual battery, incest or another qualifying sexual offense, you will have to register as a sex offender in addition to other serious penalties. Registration for violent offenses is for life. In some cases, non-violent offenders may petition for removal from registration.

No matter what crime you are charged with committing, we will work immediately and assertively to protect your fundamental rights. You can rely on us to battle for the best possible resolution, whether that is a dismissal, acquittal or reduction in penalty.

Contact a hardworking Tennessee defense lawyer when you have been arrested

At The Collierville Law Firm, criminal defense lawyer Bill Hagan has a long track record of successfully defending Tennessee clients against charges that include DUI, drug crimes, assault, theft and other serious offenses. Call us at 901-614-0318 or contact us online to arrange a consultation about your case.