Misty D. Parks Owner/Partner Milazo Law, P.C.             
200 Ninth Ave. S. Franklin, TN 37064   Initial Consultation Free (615) 255~9155

Criminal Law Overview

Criminal Defense Attorney Franklin, Tennessee | Columbia, TN Defense Lawyer

Most people never anticipate requiring the services of an attorney for representation in a criminal matter.  As a result, defendants often hastily select a lawyer, often even from letters of solicitation, which are mailed to the residence of every person charged with a crime, without regard to the privacy of the individuals whom they seek to represent.  After careful consideration of the criteria required for an appropriate attorney for your particular circumstances, you will likely seek a criminal lawyer who is familiar with the laws and procedures applicable to the crime with which you are charged and the courtroom in which you are likely to appear.  Misty D. Parks is known for her aggressive representation of defendants at both the General Sessions and Circuit Criminal Court level in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee and the surrounding Middle Tennessee counties.  After engaging the services of a professional trial attorney such as Misty D. Parks you can be assured that you or your loved one will be defended in an aggressive and calculated manner with particular attention paid to your specific needs and concerns.

             Drug Offenses:

                        From misdemeanor possession of controlled substances or paraphernalia charges to the sale of large amounts of controlled substances, a drug offense can have a serious impact on your criminal record.  Additionally, some drug offenses carry special sentencing guidelines.  It is important to engage aggressive representation to address any search and seizure issues, and so that you may make an informed decision regarding the disposition of your case.  Misty D. Parks is an attorney experienced in representing clients for misdemeanor drug charges, as well as, Circuit Criminal Court conspiracy drug cases.


                        A felony is any offense that carries a minimum sentence of one year in jail.  These offenses may include: Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Burglary; Homicide; Attempted Homicide; Theft of Property valued over $500; Drug Offenses; Robbery, etc.  Additionally, your prior criminal record may enhance the minimum sentence you can receive, if convicted of a felony. A skilled lawyer, such as Misty D. Parks, is necessary when facing the serious nature of a felony offense.  It is important to zealously defend against a felony conviction, which will remain on your criminal record for the rest of your life. 


                        Misdemeanors carry a possible punishment of thirty days to eleven months and twenty nine days in jail.  Misdemeanors are offenses such as DUI; Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License; Simple Possession; Assault; Theft of Property valued under $500; Disorderly Conduct; Public Intoxication; Domestic Assault; etc.  Many people initially believe that misdemeanor charges are not serious because they may have been given a citation instead of going to jail.  Once you go to court you will be expected to be prepared to handle your case.  A knowledgeable attorney can guide you through the booking and court process, in addition to representing your interests and making sure that you understand what is happening with your case. 


                        Having a case dismissed; nolle prosequi; retired or receiving a not guilty verdict is not the end of the matter.  In order to have a charge removed from your record there are certain documents that must be filed with the appropriate court.  However, if you have been found guilty or entered a plea of guilty you will not be allowed to remove a conviction from your criminal record, unless it was entered pursuant to a special sentencing statute T.C.A. §40-35-313.  If this final process is not completed your criminal charge will still show up on a background check.  If you would like to have eligible charges removed from your criminal record, or to determine if a charge can be removed from your record contact Misty D. Parks, an attorney experienced in expunging criminal records. 

Serving clients in Williamson County, Franklin, Tennessee Fairview, Tennessee Spring Hill, Tennessee Brentwood, Tennessee Pulaski TN, Giles County, Tennessee Waynesboro, TN Wayne County Hickman County, Tennessee Centerville, Tennessee Lyles, Tennessee Lewis County, Rutherford County, Tennessee Murfreesboro, Tennessee Smyrna, Tennessee Sumner County, Tennessee Gallatin, Tennessee Dickson County, Tennessee Dickson, Tennessee Tennessee Hohenwald, Tennessee Perry County, Tennessee Linden, Tennessee Bedford County, Tennessee Shelbyville, Tennessee Marshall County, Tennessee Lewisburg, Tennessee Burns, Tennessee Robertson County, Tennessee Springfield, Tennessee and Giles County, Tennessee Pulaski, Tennessee Misty D. Parks would be happy to serve you as well.

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