Criminal Defense

Just being charged with a criminal offense is life-changing. Your reputation suffers and you may lose your job. If you are a divorced or divorcing parent, you may face issues concerning child custody and visitation. In addition, you may have to raise money for bail in addition to spending time and money to defend yourself.

The risk of conviction is great. Whether you are charged in state or federal court, you face losing your freedom along with the imposition of hefty penalties. When so much is at stake, you need the services of an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney.

You need a Franklin Criminal Defense Lawyer

Attorney John P. Cauley, a Franklin criminal defense lawyer, has been defending criminal cases for more than 20 years and is admitted to practice in both state and federal court. He knows how to thoroughly investigate the facts of your case. It may be necessary to retain your own investigator and expert witnesses

He is committed to putting up a good fight and knows what it takes to win. He will vigorously work to preserve your state and federal constitutional rights including:

  • Fourth Amendment right to be free of warrantless searches and seizures.
  • Fifth Amendment right not to be a witness against yourself and to remain silent.
  • Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment rights to due process of law.

Mr. Cauley will work with you to work out the best solution possible. If the two of you agree, he can negotiate for reduced charges or a mitigated or alternate sentence. If going to trial seems to be in your best interest, he will be prepared to provide you a zealous and active defense.

The time to call an attorney is as soon as possible. If you believe you are under investigation and have not yet been charged, call an attorney. If you have been charged, call an attorney.

Do not speak to anyone about your case, including law enforcement, without an attorney present. As you have heard repeatedly on television, anything you say can be used against you at trial. You may find your words twisted or misinterpreted, even when you think you are helping your case.

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