TN Criminal Defense in Franklin
Schell & Oglesby, LLC offers comprehensive, aggressive criminal defense law for residents or people who have been arrested in Middle Tennessee.
Whether you were arrested in the area while on vacation, you live here or you are a high-profile figure who needs to minimize exposure immediately, our firm knows how to reach the best possible outcome in your criminal case!
Tennessee Felony, Misdemeanor, Juvenile, and Appellate Law in Franklin, Brentwood, Nashville and surrounding counties.
TN DUI Representation in Williamson and surrounding counties
Driving under the influence in Tennessee is a serious crime that can affect your record in Tennessee and, if you are in town on pleasure or business, in your home state as well.
Our attorneys take the steps to help ensure that you may maintain your driving privilege and to reduce fines as much as possible, either through administrative hearings or bench trials.
If you are accused of felony DUI or DUI manslaughter, we are prepared for a jury trial on your behalf, too.
TN Drug Charges
Tennessee drug charges may include any number of relationships to illegal substances:
- Drug possession
- Drug manufacture
- Drug delivery
- Drug distribution
- Drug trafficking
- Drug cultivation
The defenses to drug charges are plentiful, and our attorneys know them well. We will make sure that if one of them applies to your case, we will use it to assist in having your charges dismissed or reduced.
If you choose to take a plea bargain, we will negotiate diligently for you, so that you may receive the benefit of alternative sentencing, including rehabilitation or other programs.
TN Juvenile Criminal Defense
Juvenile criminal charges can have extremely detrimental effects on the crucial beginning stages of a person’s life.
Juvenile convictions can carry, at worst, trial as an adult, penalties that include juvenile penitentiary time, and house arrest with long-term probation. Conviction can also limit educational options, career opportunities, and social-group memberships for life.
Schell & Oglesby, LLC knows the techniques that limit juvenile culpability. Our firm works to ensure that young people who may or may not have made mistakes receive the full benefit of the law and can restore trust within the community and their families.
TN Appellate Law Practice
Attorneys in our firm are admitted to practice in Tennessee’s Appellate Courts, too. Ed Schell is a former law clerk to the Tennessee Supreme Court.
Appellate law requires a special set of knowledge that all bar-admitted attorneys understand, but do not necessarily practice. Filing rules, specific points as to how to apply the law, and knowing what argumentative techniques work at trial are all part of appellate work. The practice differs from traditional practice, and our firm knows how to manage the differences effectively.