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Mental Health Defenses
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Mental Evaluations As a Defense

It is important to ensure that a Defendant has the mental capacity to commit a crime.  Jonathan W. Turner, Attorney, has had several clients to have been found to not have the mental capacity to be found guilty of their accused crimes. This can be due to mental illness or having a mental defect. When

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Elite DUI Lawyer - Jonathan Turner
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Investigation of the Police’s DUI Video Leads to No DUI Conviction

The Defendant was charged with DUI with no blood or breath test to prove intoxication.  After reviewing the police video, Jonathan Turner was able to see that the police failed to demonstrate a field sobriety test.  However in the police report the officer said that he had indeed demonstrated the test. Without that evidence the

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DUI Dismissed Due to Lost Evidence

Recently, Jonathan Turner, Attorney, obtained a dismissal of a DUI charge due to the State not being able to locate a video of the alleged DUI incident.  Mr. Turner fought for over 2 years to obtain a great result for his client.

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Plead to DUI Subsequent? Not So Fast

In order for the State to prove a subsequent DUI offense and gain extra jail time, they must be able to prove the prior DUI offenses. Recently Jonathan W. Turner, Attorney, investigated a prior conviction and found that the court records had been destroyed.  This resulted in a substantially reduced jail sentence. Thus it is

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Was it an illegal stop?
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Jonathan Turner Wins Key DUI Appeal

Jonathan W. Turner won a DUI appeal from Maury County due to an illegal, unconstitutional stop of his client’s vehicle. Mr. Turner had successfully argued at the trial court level that the officer conducted an illegal stop of his client’s vehicle. The State appealed and subsequently lost. This is one of the few DUI illegal

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Is your freedom in jeopardy?

Have you been charged with a serious crime? Is your freedom in jeopardy? Has the State offered a terrible plea deal? Have you lost hope? If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, then you need to hire a lawyer who will fight the State and fight for your freedom. Jonathan W. Turner

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Why Know the Criminal Law?

It seems like a simple question, but it can be easily overlooked.  Every crime has specific elements that the State must prove. If the State cannot prove facts to support a crime, then a person cannot be found guilty of that crime. Thus, it is important to your freedom to hire an attorney that will

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Mr. Turner Invited to Lecture at TBA

The Tennessee Bar Association invited Jonathan Turner to lecture at the below CLE: –TBA 2017 Summer Annual Review in Nashville in August 2017. He was asked to give a lecture on criminal trials, which he did. It included a case study about Aggravated Robbery and Aggravated Kidnapping Trials. Phone 615-979-6401 for a consultation with Mr.

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Why are search warrants in DUI cases not full proof?

The Tennessee trend for police investigating DUI’s is to get a search warrant if a suspected DUI person refuses to give blood. This tactic is used to prevent someone from simply  exercising their right to not agree to a search of their person.  Thus police use search warrants to infringe on a person’s Rights. Specifically

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Win: DUI Stop Declared Illegal

Recently, Mr. Turner was able to win a Motion to Suppress declaring that the stop of Defendant’s vehicle was illegal.  The State contended that Mr. Turner’s client was weaving and crossed the double yellow line.  However, video evidence was inconclusive, and the Judge ruled in his client’s favor. Mr. Turner’s client’s DUI will be dismissed.

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Why it is necessary to investigate facts for criminal defense?

Why is investigating important for criminal defense?  The reason is that the police usually only investigate one side of a story.  Thus, any factual defense is up to a criminal defense attorney to perform. Mr. Turner just had a complete dismissal due to police charging his client in the wrong county.  This defense was discovered

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