For 2017, Jonathan W. Turner was awarded a Top 10 Award for Client Satisfaction by the prestigious American Institute if Criminal Law Attorneys.
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. Turner.
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 protecting people, the United States’ and Tennessee’s Constitution provide protections from the government from searches of their person. These protections include that there must be probable cause to issue a search warrant by any magistrate.
What does all of this mean? If you are charged with a DUI and have had the police draw your blood, your Constitional Rights might have been infringed. A good lawyer is needed to fight and protect you from the police and for your freedom.
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. Thankfully, Mr. Turner’s client took his advice to fight the DUI, and it paid off.
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 after records were obtained from a neighboring county which showed that the charges were wrongfully brought.
It helps to have an experienced prosecutor fight for your freedom. Mr. Turner is an experienced prosecutor who has investigated crimes in the past. Due to his experience, Mr. Turner is able to investigate facts to help his clients.
Jonatha Turner was awarded a Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer Award in Tennessee from ASLA. ASLA did an exhaustive search and narrowed down the top lawyers in Tennessee and across the country.
My client was charged with domestic violence and kicked out of her home by the court system. The alleged, husband victim filed for divorce and left his wife to fend for her own with little to no money.
My client alleges that she was the actual victim in the case and not her husband. She maintains that she has been a victim of abuse for some time. However, because of police involvement, the husband somehow becomes the victim according to the State.
The State makes a reasonable offer in the case to settle it. However, my client would still not be able to return to her home for quite some period of time. Or worse, she would be subject to probation and a possible criminal conviction. Either way, it is a loss of her liberty and rights.
What is the answer? If it is a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, then a quick trial in general sessions court can resolve the case. If the husband is in fact the victim, then my client could be convicted. If my client is in fact the victim, then she could be found not guilty. Either way, the justice system is not left to lawyers but instead is left in the hands of a judge. And that is exactly what judges are paid to do. Make the difficult decision.
As a former prosecutor, I have tried hundreds of domestic violence cases. My experience is that a judge and jury can often see though the evidentiary mess and get to the correct decision. This is exactly what a judicial system is supposed to do.
—-Jonathan Turner, Attorney
Jonathan Turner was published nationwide with the following article on yahoo.com (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/nashville-attorney-receives-multiple-awards-171200500.html) and other sites:
“Nashville Attorney Receives Multiple Awards for Expertise in DUI Cases
Nashville, TN: Jonathan Turner, a criminal defense attorney who practices in the Nashville, Tennessee area, has been awarded two different awards in 2016 for exceptional DUI Defense.
Due to exceptional client reviews, AVVO.com awarded Mr. Turner the “Client’s Choice” Award for 2016 for the second consecutive year.
In addition, Mr. Turner was awarded Expertise.com picked him as one of the best DUI attorneys in Nashville. He was selected out of a group of 256 DUI attorneys. Expertise.com wrote that they “analyzed and scored dui lawyers on more than 25 variables across six categories” to give readers a “hand-picked list of the best dui lawyers in Nashville, TN.”
Expertise.com judged attorneys based on reputation, credibility, experience, availability, professionalism, and engagement.
Mr. Turner said, “I am honored to receive such recognition. But in the end, I just want to help my clients to get the best possible result.”
Jonathan has been practicing DUI defense and criminal defense in several counties around Nashville including including Williamson, Davidson, Rutherford, Maury, Marshall, Robertson, Hickman, Sumner, Trousdale, Wilson, and Lewis Counties, and in Franklin, Fairview, Columbia, Mount Pleasants, and Smyrna.
One of Jonathan’s blog articles called “Tow DUI Dismissals in Two Weeks, How?” is currently up on his website at http://criminaldefensetn.com/two-dui-dismissals-in-two-weeks-how/.
In addition to graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law, Jonathan Turner was a past Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney in Halifax County, Virginia. His experience and training have made him a versatile professional capable of helping clients with criminal defense cases.
Jonathan Turner is admitted to practice law in Tennessee and Associate Member of the Virginia State Bar. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law.
Contact Jonathan Turner, Attorney:
Jonathan Turner, Attorney at Law 1847 Brentwood Pointe Franklin, TN 37067″
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No, if it was hopeless, then the State would win all of their cases, which they do not. So why is it not hopeless?
First, there are many ways to defend a felony criminal charge, and many factors can come into play. Factors can include whether the State can prove their case, whether someone’s constitutional rights have been violated, whether a person has a criminal background, and whether the person has an experienced, proven defense attorney who is willing to fight for their client.
So never give up. Seek an experienced, proven defense attorney when you or someone you know is charged with a felony.
Jonathan Turner obtained two DUI dismissals at the General Sessions Court level over a two week span. And how?
Both cases involved DUI allegations for drug use. Both cases were difficult to prove since neither involved alcohol. And without a BAC of .08 or more, the State needs to affirmatively prove that a person is driving under the influence. However, this is much more of a difficult task for the State than merely relying on a lab report.