Aggressive Memphis Lawyer Helps Individuals Who Have Been Arrested

Experienced defense counselor assists Tennesseans accused of serious crimes

A criminal conviction can devastate your life. At the Memphis criminal defense firm of Jack P. Sherman, Attorney At Law, I fight for the rights of people who have been arrested. My law firm takes on tough cases involving allegations of assault, drug crimes and other offenses. As an aggressive Tennessee lawyer with 20-plus years of experience defending clients in Shelby County and nearby areas, you can rely on me to give your case the focused attention that it deserves.

Arrested for a drug crime?

Drug crime charges can involve accusations of simple possession, possession with intent, sales, trafficking and manufacturing. Even for simple possession, which is a misdemeanor, you could face jail time of up to a year and a fine of up to $2,500. For more serious offenses, you could spend years in prison depending upon the specific charge and the amount and type of drug involved. Once I review the details of your case, I will seek to have your charges reduced or dismissed if warranted.

Being prosecuted for assault?

In basic terms, assault is intentionally causing injury to another person or making them fear imminent injury. Aggravated assault involves causing serious bodily injury, using or showing a deadly weapon, and in some cases, attempted strangulation. Penalties for assault crimes range from up to a year in jail to as much as 15 years in prison, as well as fines. If domestic violence was involved, you may pay an additional fine. I will examine the evidence against you and raise appropriate challenges to the prosecution’s case.

Accused of sexual offenses?

Some of the most serious sexual offenses in Tennessee include:

  • Rape and aggravated rape
  • Sexual battery and aggravated sexual battery
  • Continuous sexual abuse of a child

These offenses range from Class A to Class E felonies with sentences of from one to 60 years in prison and fines from $3,000 to $50,000. Being convicted of a sex crime can have lifelong consequences, including having to register as a sex offender. If you are accused of one of these crimes or another sexual offense, there are several defenses that could be raised in order to challenge the prosecution’s case, such as the defense that the act in question was consensual. I will fight hard to reach the best possible outcome in these cases.

Apprehended for robbery?

If found guilty of robbery or aggravated robbery, which involves the use or threat of a weapon, you could spend from three to 60 years in prison. I will advise you about possible defenses dependent on the details of your case and advocate for you throughout the justice process. 

Facing murder charges?

A first-degree murder conviction can result in life in prison or capital punishment. A second-degree murder conviction can get you up to 60 years behind bars. No matter what type of homicide charge you are faced with, you need legal help right away. I will work to counter the evidence brought against you and pursue the most satisfactory resolution possible.  

Contact an effective defense attorney in Tennessee when you have been arrested

Since 2006, Jack P. Sherman, Attorney At Law in Memphis, has staunchly defended Tennessee residents in and around Shelby County who are accused of serious crimes. To schedule a free consultation, call my firm at 901-233-3474 or contact me online