Cookeville criminal defense lawyers

Trial-Tested Cookeville Criminal Defense Lawyers Uphold Your Rights

Fighting for the accused in Putnam County and throughout the state

There are few experiences as nerve-wracking as being accused of a crime. Thankfully, this country has laws in place to protect and uphold your rights, and to ensure that the justice system operates as it should. When you have been charged with a criminal act, you are entitled to a defense lawyer – and you will want an attorney who knows how to fight aggressively and effectively.

Lowery, Lowery & Cherry, PLLC has earned its reputation for dedicated and forceful representation of clients facing criminal charges in and around Putnam County. Our experienced Cookeville criminal defense lawyers have the resources and skills to handle complex cases at the state and federal level. Whether you are facing heavy fines and potential jail time for misdemeanor charges or traffic violations, or are confronting felony charges that could mean life in prison without the possibility of parole, we are prepared to fight on your behalf.

Criminal defense cases we handle often

Our attorneys offer a wide array of defense services to our clients, at every level. Each defense lawyer brings a unique perspective to the cases our firm handles, making us an ideal choice for Cookeville residents charged with a crime. Over the years, we have built a reputation for cases involving:

  • Drug crimes, such as possession, distribution and interstate charges, including trafficking
  • DUI defense, including repeat offender accusations
  • Out of state visitors, such as festival attendees and students
  • Sex crimes, including accusations of rape and assault, and the sex offender registry
  • Violent crimes, including assault, robbery and murder

From misdemeanor vandalism to juvenile offenses to white collar accusations to capital murder – and myriad other charges – we are prepared to represent you and your future. We also handle criminal appeals in front of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals and in the federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Should I go to trial or make a plea bargain?

Every client help has his or her own unique set of circumstances which will inform how he or she wishes to proceed. The Constitution, after all, does not guarantee counsel only to the innocent – though it does insist that all people are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Our role as attorneys is to examine the evidence against you, discuss the potential outcomes different options may have, and then build a case for your defense based on what will be best for you.

Our primary goal is to have the charges dropped against you entirely. If that is not feasible, you have three choices:

  1. Plead guilty to the charges levied against you.
  2. Make a “bargain” to plead guilty to a lesser offense, or in exchange for a reduced sentence.
  3. Plead “not guilty” and go to trial.

We will counsel you on how we think you should proceed based on what we feel is best for you, but the decision is ultimately yours. Should you choose to go to trial, however, you will want an attorney who is comfortable in that setting, and who knows how to handle himself in front of a jury and a judge.

At Lowery, Lowery & Cherry, PLLC, we take pride in how we conduct ourselves in court. We understand that your future could be at risk, so we will prepare you and your case thoroughly. We make sure you have the tools to face whatever is coming, and stand by you from the start.

Helping clients in Cookeville fight back against criminal charges

If you stand accused of a crime, time is not on your side. Work with an experienced Cookeville criminal defense lawyer from Lowery, Lowery & Cherry, PLLC. We will not back down from a fight, and will fight for you, your future and your family. Please call 615.454.9404, or fill out this contact form to learn more, or to schedule a consultation. If you or your loved one is being held in custody, we will travel to you.