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When Your Freedom, Rights, & Reputation
Are On The Line

When Your Freedom, Rights & Reputation
Are On The Line

Your Criminal Attorney: What To Expect

Your Criminal Attorney: What To Expect

At SBL, our criminal defense attorneys treat our clients like we would treat our own family. Our “boutique” style criminal law firm is set up so you and your case get highly individualized attention from your Nashville criminal attorney. Our goal is to protect you freedom, rights, and reputation. 

Simply put: Our first priority is survival based. The goal here is for you to be able to continue living your life, so we start by keeping you out of jail. Second, we want to know if everyone is playing fairly. This is where we ensure your rights are not being violated and you are not being unfairly treated. The third goal is to safeguard your ability to earn an income by defending the case and keeping your reputation intact.

No, it does not matter if you did it. You deserve a bright future, and it is our job is to ensure that you get it. You can expect experienced, compassionate, and fierce representation from your criminal attorney.

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She Fought The Court And The Media


Cynthia Sherwood was very helpful in two cases pending against me. I was being charged with a felony for burglary, and a misdemeanor for assaulting a police officer. I was blasted on the local news for this and figured I was going jail. I used Cynthia on a prior charge involving narcotics and she got the case completely expunged so I knew she would my best option. Cynthia, and her team work very hard to clear my name, she got all the charges dropped from my record."

~ J.
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SBL's Criminal Defense Practice

We are proud of our aggressive criminal defense strategies for both our adult and juvenile clients. We put the full weight of our knowledge in due process, evidence analysis, and the law to work for all our clients. Our team expertly analyzes evidence, procedures, case law, and potential prosecution strategies to prepare the best possible defense.

At the end of the day, our clients should consider us an investment since we can actually deliver ROI (Return On Investment). Of course, staying out of prison is an ROI, but we have a higher standard. Many of our clients report a return because they were able to earn more money or, at least, avoid wage reductions and/or arbitrary salary caps. This is because we defended their reputation. See more about the long-term economic impact of reputation and criminal history in the the “Reputation & Bottom Line” section.

What Information Is Available From Here?

First, our attorney reviews can be viewed by that link or by clicking “Reviews” from the top navigation menu.

From this criminal defense section, you find general information related to criminal charges. For most topics, we have more than one resource for information so feel free to dive deeper into the specifics of the criminal charges and defense strategies. You can also check out our criminal defense attorney Nashville, TN blog. The blog contains content about criminal defense topics that affect Tennessee as a whole and the cities and counties within 50 miles of Nashville TN.

 

Our search bar, located at the top of this page, is recommended if you know exactly what you are looking for. The search feature can take you to any part of the website. For topics strictly related to criminal defense, see the criminal defense menu. Additionally, we have a brief breakdown for some of the criminal charges in the below paragraphs. You may click any topic from one of the below paragraphs.

If you need a criminal attorney because you have been charged with a violent crime, start here. Looking for a Domestic Violence lawyer? That section covers domestic related criminal charges & defense strategies. We have had domestic violence clients who actually spoke to us a month earlier looking for an Order of Protection lawyer. Orders of protection play a role in many domestic cases. any people For a non-domestic assaultive crime you probably want an assault lawyer for misdemeanor simple assault or aggravated assault for felony assault chargesThe assault section covers the same topics but without the additional domestic related requirements and punishments.

For people who need a criminal attorney because you have drug charges, you can find all related information in the Drug Lawyer section. In this section, we discuss all TN drug charges (i.e. simple possession, casual exchange, possession with intent, manufacturing and more) as well as TN drug Schedules, substances, criteria for being charged with the crime, and their respective punishments.

 
The Defense Attorneys Of SBL | Sherwood Boutique Litigation, PLC also frequently defends minors facing criminal charges. If you or a loved one is in need of a juvenile criminal attorney, we have detailed information in our Juvenile Lawyer section. For college students at Vanderbilt, Belmont, TSU, MTSU and other colleges within 50 miles of Nashville, contact SBL.

For topics related to people who have been or may be charged with a White Collar Crime, view our Fraud Lawyer section or our identity theft lawyer section. SBL has information pertaining to our theft lawyer services for those in need of a criminal attorney due to theft and/or burglary charges. Find information related to Probation & Parole. See our Probation Violation Lawyer content. For information related to Gun Rights & Weapons Charges: See our gun rights lawyer section. Other sections you might want to check out are our: DUI lawyer for drinking and driving charges.

After your case is resolved, we make sure any charge on your record, that can be expunged, is expunged at no extra cost.

General Information About SLB can be found in that section.

SBL's Criminal Defense Practice

We are proud of our aggressive criminal defense strategies for both our adult and juvenile clients. We put the full weight of our knowledge in due process, evidence analysis and the law to work for all our clients. Our team expertly analyzes evidence, procedures, case law, and potential prosecution strategies to prepare the best possible defense.

At the end of the day, our clients should consider us an investment since we can actually deliver ROI (Return On Investment). Many of our clients report a return because they were able to earn more money or, at least, avoid wage reductions and/or arbitrary salary caps. This is because we defended their reputation. See more about the long-term economic impact of reputation and criminal history in the the “Reputation & Bottom Line” section or view our criminal defense attorney services menu.

What Information Is Available From Here

First, our attorney reviews can be viewed by that link or by clicking “Reviews” from the top navigation menu. 

From this criminal defense section, you find general information related to criminal charges. For most topics, we have more than one resource for information so feel free to dive deeper into the specifics of the criminal charges and defense strategies. You can also check out our criminal defense attorney Nashville, TN blog. The blog contains content about criminal defense topics that affect Tennessee as a whole and the cities and counties within 50 miles of Nashville TN.

Our search bar, located at the top of this page, is recommended if you know exactly what you are looking for. The search feature can take you to any part of the website. For topics strictly related to criminal defense, see the criminal defense menu. Additionally, we have a brief breakdown for some of the criminal charges in the below paragraphs. You may click any topic from one of the below paragraphs.

If you have been charged with any violent crimes, start here. Looking for a Domestic Violence lawyer? That section covers domestic related criminal charges & defense strategies. We have had domestic violence clients who actually spoke to us a month earlier looking for an Order of Protection lawyer. Orders of protection play a role in many domestic cases. any people For a non-domestic assaultive crime you probably want an assault lawyer for misdemeanor simple assault or aggravated assault for felony assault chargesThe assault section covers the same topics but without the additional domestic related requirements and punishments.

For people who have drug charges or who are searching for a drug lawyer, you can find all related information in the Drug Lawyer section. In this section, we discuss all TN drug charges (i.e. simple possession, casual exchange, possession with intent, manufacturing and more) as well as TN drug Schedules, substances, criteria for being charged with the crime, and their respective punishments.

The Defense Attorneys of SBL | Sherwood Boutique Litigation, also frequently defend minors facing criminal charges. If you or a loved one is in need of a juvenile attorney, we have detailed information in our Juvenile Lawyer section. For college students at Vanderbilt, Belmont, TSU, MTSU and other colleges within 50 miles of Nashville, contact SBL.
 

For topics related to people who have been or may be charged with a White Collar Crime, view our Fraud Lawyer section or our identity theft lawyer section. View Theft & Burglary criminal charges: SBL has information pertaining to our theft lawyer services for those in need of a criminal attorney due to theft and/or burglary charges. Find information related to Probation & Parole. See our Probation Violation Lawyer content. For information related to Gun Rights & Weapons Charges: See our gun rights lawyer section. Other sections you might want to check out are our: DUI lawyer for drinking and driving charges.

After your case is resolved, we make sure any charge on your record, that can be expunged, is expunged at no extra cost.

General Information About SLB can be found in that section.

SBL Values Your Reputation & Your Bottom Line

Your Reputation & Your Bottom Line

Your reputation is everything to us and we can tell you why. We’ve done the research and the importance of reputation during any criminal process effects more than your standing in the community.
Reputation plays a vital role in most people’s emotional well being, feeling of self worth, and income levels.
Criminal records have a severely negative impact on a person’s reputation.

Criminal History:

Criminal history mostly impacts income directly and indirectly by limiting wage or salary potential. Felonies and domestic violence convictions will often affect a person’s expenses as well. A felony on your record can impact your ability to rent, lease, or buy property. Felonies may cause interest rates to rise. According to a report from the Center for American Progress, the negative economical impacts of a criminal record often carry over to the next generation as well. Additionally, criminal charges frequently expose defendants to civil liability risks.

It Can Be Both Criminal & Civil:

Overcoming both a criminal allegation and a civil lawsuit is a difficult and time consuming process for anyone. Regardless of how well or poor you believe your reputation to be, it is important to have an experienced criminal attorney looking out for your future.

Information Control:

The best way to manage a client’s reputation is to control the flow of information. We excel at managing the essential information-choke-points in our clients stories, which are the how, whats, and whens. We are very effective at mitigating our clients potential risk. Very few Nashville criminal law firms have experienced litigators. Cynthia Sherwood is an experienced litigator, so please check out our civil litigation attorney page if you have already resolved your criminal charge and would like consult an attorney about the civil repercussions.

Take Aways

The basic take-aways for SBL’s reputation management. You are guaranteed absolute discretion on the part of our team. It is vital that you be truthful with us. We always want to control as much of your story as we can. You want your name out of  the media and we work hard to keep it out. When we can’t keep your name out, we try our best to shape the narrative for you. We guide our clients through these difficult times with compassion, while maintaining our primary mission to defend our client’s freedom, rights, and  reputation.

After your case is resolved, we make sure any charge we handled for you, that can be expunged, is expunged at no extra cost.

If You Need Our Help, Then Take the Next Step . . .

Contact A Nashville Criminal Defense Attorney Today!

If you want a legal team that believes experience counts, relationships matter, and reputation is everything, then call SBL for your Free Private Consultation. (615) 873-5670.

The Best Criminal Defense Lawyers Fight Relentlessly

Most criminal lawyers are already fighters that thrive on competition. What separates the wheat from the chaff is tenacity. The relentless spirit is our greatest strength at SBL and tenacity will never be an issue. We will explore every avenue available. If we run out, we keep exploring. Some of our most creative defenses and thrilling wins came after that extra exploration. No matter what, we’ll fight for your life with the same tenacious passion we would have when fighting for our own family. 

The Best Criminal Lawyers Are Relationship Builders

You want a criminal attorney that values the art of building relationships. Why? Because your story only matters if the other side is interested in hearing it. We have worked hard to build the kinds of relationships that make a difference, and are superb at quickly building any new relationships our clients need to succeed. Your story matters, and when we tell it, the right people listen.

Nashville Criminal Lawyers & Negotiations

Our Nashville criminal lawyers are excellent and creative negotiators. We know the importance of getting your story right. We have achieved a number of out-right victories using negotiation tactics. Another equally important use of these tactics is finding a solution that is good for our clients and that the prosecuting DA can accept. Our criminal lawyers are great at using negotiation tactics. Because we’re good our clients typically get more options than just the choice between going to trial and accepting a standard plea deal. We always go the extra mile to give you the widest range of options possible for resolving serious criminal charges.

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How To Get Domestic Violence Charge Dropped TN (Audio & Text)

This post explains how to get a domestic assault charge or some other domestic violence related charge dismissed in the state of Tennessee. Cynthia Sherwood talks about the 5 general defenses she looks at in every domestic violence case to see if she can use one of them to get the case dismissed. Then, Ms. Sherwood provides a very specific example of how she recently used one of those methods to successfully get a domestic assault charge dropped. Listen or read.

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Bonnaroo 2018 Police & Undercover Narcs

Coffee County sheriff’s officers will be patrolling Manchester and the rest of Coffee County. Likewise, law enforcement across the state will be on alert of attendees traveling to and from Bonnaroo. What does this mean?

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Underage Sexting Setup

Explicit content is often sent to entrap an adult and subject them to extortion. Crimes can also occur when an adult sends images to coerce a minor. If you find yourself being threatened by a minor – Or his or her parent, with prosecution unless you pay money, or cooperate with their demands otherwise, you are now a victim of extortion.

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What Does a Drug Free School Zone Violation Mean?

The police often enhance a drug charge by stating that the crime occurred within one thousand feet of a school, child care center, library, recreational center or park. Most of the time the police simple wait for their target to enter a school zone before they arrest them. This tactic is used to increase penalties and put pressure on defendants to enter into a plea deal.

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Is A Criminal Defense Attorney Near Me?

SBL’s Criminal Defense Attorneys serve all communities within 50 miles of Nashville TN. Below is a list of those cities, towns, and counties. We have also included a list of the specific courthouses that we have previously represented our clients in.