First-Time Offender

The experience of being arrested and charged with a crime can be frightening and overwhelming for anyone, but particularly so for first-time offenders. When facing possible fines and even jail time for the first time, having an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side can make all the difference.

I am criminal defense attorney Edward E. DeWerff and I represent clients in Clarksville, Tennessee who have been arrested for serious crimes, including first-time offenders.

Experienced Representation For Criminal Defense

As a former prosecutor, I have the experience to guide first-time offenders in Clarksville through the criminal justice system. In many cases, first-time offenders are eligible for a pretrial diversion program, which means that the district attorney's office will not prosecute so long as the offender completes certain conditions.

Pretrial diversion is not available to everyone, however. For example, those who have been previously convicted of certain crimes are ineligible, as are those who have previously been granted a diversion. Availability also depends on the crime that an individual has been charged with.

No matter the situation, I work closely with my clients to ensure that they understand their rights and their legal options. Even if pretrial diversion is not available for you, I will work diligently to mount a zealous defense on your behalf.

Free Initial Consultations Are Available

If you have been arrested for a crime, it is important to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Contact me or call 931-444-6038 to schedule a free initial consultation.