Attorneys in this area:

John A. Stephens

If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Tennessee such as a DUI, drunk driving or drug possession, or arrested for assault, shoplifting or another crime, our criminal defense attorneys in Clarksville and Springfield have significant experience in a variety of criminal cases. From routine misdemeanors to serious felony charges, Batson Nolan’s criminal defense lawyers have obtained acquittals and favorable dispositions for clients facing serious charges, including murder, robbery, aggravated assault, rape and statutory rape. If a favorable disposition cannot be obtained by negotiating with the state, we are prepared to take your case to trial.

Being accused of a crime and prosecuted is a frightening situation, and even a misdemeanor on your record can affect your ability to get a job or secure a loan. No matter how minor the charges against you may seem, you need legal representation by a competent defense attorney who can work through the criminal justice system, give you zealous representation at court and minimize the impact of the proceedings on your life.

We understand how the Tennessee criminal justice system works and how an arrest can affect your life now and in the future. If you have been arrested or accused of a criminal offense, we will fight to protect your legal rights, whether you have been charged with a serious felony or a minor traffic offense.

Drug Offenses

One of the most important determinations as to whether or not possession of a controlled substance qualifies as a misdemeanor or theft is determining just how much of the substance the subject is in possession of. While small amounts of most drugs constitute a misdemeanor criminal offense, possessing larger amounts can constitute a felony, where the suspect is believed to be in possession of the drug for resale, distribution, etc.


A criminal charge of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) can have a long lasting, if not permanent, impact on a person’s personal life, career, and overall image. Someone with absolutely no criminal history still faces significant consequences, even from the charge alone. For example, a person may face termination or other forms of discipline at work, face the potential of separation or divorce, or be treated differently by friends and family who know of the charge.

Domestic Assault & No Contact Orders
For anyone arrested on a charge of Domestic Assault in Tennessee, bail conditions include a No Contact Order (NCO), which prohibits any contact with the alleged victim, including returning to the alleged victim’s address. These bond conditions can cause extreme hardship when the defendant and alleged victim are family members. If you have been charged with Domestic Assault and need to return home or want to resume communication with the alleged victim, do not hesitate to contact the attorneys at Batson Nolan about having your conditions of release on bond amended.

Sex Crimes, Rape and Sexual Battery
Our attorneys have extensive experience representing individuals charged with sex crimes, like aggravated rape, statutory rape, sexual battery and sexual exploitation. The attorneys at Batson Nolan have obtained acquittals at trial and favorable dispositions for numerous clients charged with sex crimes.

Offering Criminal Defense in these additional areas:

  • Drug Offenses
  • DUI
  • Manufacturing
  • White Collar Crime
  • Sex Offenses
  • Other State & Federal Crimes

If you’re facing criminal charges, don’t wait another moment to contact an attorney at Batson Nolan. Call our Clarksville attorneys at (931) 647-1501, or call our Springfield law office at (615) 382-4420.

Helpful Links:

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Website
Robertson County Sheriff’s Website