Franklin, TN Sex Crime Defense Lawyers
Taking Cases in Nashville and Middle Tennessee
While being accused of any crime is embarrassing and can potentially damage your reputation, sex offenses are particularly stigmatized by the public. Sex offenders deemed a threat to society often must register as a sex offender with state and local authorities.
Registering as a sex offender in the State of Tennessee subjects a person to numerous restrictions that limit where they can work, travel, live, and visit. If you or a loved one have been arrested for a sexual offense, then it is crucial you immediately get started building a strong, effective legal strategy to defend your rights and protect your future.
At Puryear, Newman & Morton, PLLC, we know firsthand that sex crime convictions follow people around long after the final disposition of their case. That is why you need tenacious legal advocates in your corner who can advise you on all of your options under the law and fight to secure the resolution you deserve
Call us today at (615) 933-2366 to speak to a lawyer at our firm about the details of your case.
Sex Crime Cases We Handle
The State of Tennessee classifies sex crimes as both felonies and misdemeanors, which means you can be facing a lengthy prison sentence and/ or expensive fines if you are convicted. We have represented clients in Franklin, Nashville, and throughout Middle Tennessee in the following types of sex offense cases:
- Statutory rape
- Statutory rape by an authority figure
- Indecent exposure
- Aggravated sexual battery
- Rape of a child
- Sexual exploitation of a minor
Tennessee's Sex Offender Registry
Depending on the type of sexual offense you are convicted of, you may be required to register as a sex offender in Tennessee's database. This means that your charges and identifying information is logged into a database for the public to see. If you are facing sexual offenses, make sure you work with an experienced attorney to help you fight these charges and the potential of being registered.
Being on the sex offender registry can have profound effects on your life:
- Your photograph, criminal charges, address, and other identifying data will be public information
- You may be prohibited from living or working near schools, child care facilities, day care centers, parks, and similar types of facilities
- Your custody rights may be limited
- Your neighbors and community will be notified when you move into the neighborhood
- Employers will be reluctant to hire someone on the registry
Any violation of the sex offender registry law, such as failing to register or coming in close proximity to prohibited areas, can lead to additional punishments.
Defending Your Rights is Our Top Priority
Tracking down the necessary evidence you need to prove your innocence can be complicated and often requires extensive resources to accomplish. We will dig deep to uncover the facts of your case by gathering forensic evidence, witness testimony, police reports, and more. With our criminal defense team on your side, you can feel confident that your reputation and future are in competent hands.
Highly Recommend- Former Client
My attorney, Phil Newman, took the time to thoroughly understand my case...- Tina Z.
I would highly recommend their services!- Mark M.
Very pleased with the entire office and can’t speak highly enough...- Former Client
To say I was impressed would be an understatement. If you need the best legal counsel and sound advice, and sometimes it’s advice you don’t want to hear but need to, then Phil Newman and the Puryear, Newman & Morton team deliver.- Carl H.
Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined legal experience.
Our attorneys are dedicated to serving the needs of it's clients in a professional, ethical, and caring manner.
We are a full-service law firm with skilled attorneys who have years of experience handling specific areas of law.
Rooted In the Community
Our firm has been serving the people of Franklin for over 20 years and have an excellent reputation within the community.