New Video FAQ: Can I be arrested or charged without any evidence?

Nashville criminal defense attorney Brent Horst has shared a new video outlining situations where people can be arrested and charged with a crime despite a lack of physical evidence.

While a person cannot be charged with committing a crime without evidence, what is often overlooked is that an individual’s testimony can qualify as evidence.

For more information, you can watch the video here or visit our Video FAQs page for more videos.

If you are facing criminal allegations, such as drug charges or sex crimes, you will need to quickly establish a defense. Call Horst Law at (615) 403-2971 to speak with an attorney about your legal options.


Firefighter facing rape charges in Nashville

Several charges were recently filed against a veteran Nashville firefighter due to allegations that he physically abused his wife, an article of News 2 reported on October 5.

Reports said charges related to domestic violence and attempted rape were filed against Burnice Gipson after he was arrested on October 3. Gipson, who was a member of the Nashville Fire Department for 15 years and currently a member of a fire station in West Meade, was accused of the crimes by his estranged spouse. Documents revealed that Gipson initially was arguing with the woman. The victim, whose name was not released, made a voice recording of the incident. Gipson stopped attacking his spouse after their two kids, 13 and 16, showed up and asked him to leave. Gipson, on the other hand, denied the charges filed against him. A $45,000 bond was set on Gipson and he is no longer allowed to get in touch with his former wife.

The criminal defense attorneys at Horst Law represent Nashville individuals who are accused of criminal activities such as domestic assault and rape. If you are in such situation, we may tirelessly work on your behalf, especially if you strongly deny such allegations. Learn more about your legal actions today by calling (615) 403-2971.


New Video FAQ: How do you defend against false accusations of a sex offense?

Nashville sex offense attorney Brent Horst has posted a new video explaining ways to defend against false accusations of sexual offenses.

He outlines three key components of these kinds of charges alongside the unique challenges that come with defending them.

If you are being falsely accused of a sex-related crime, click here to watch the video.

To speak with a Nashville sex crime defense attorney call Horst Law at (615) 403-2971 to learn more about your options for defending yourself.


Man facing several charges including rape in Nashville

A man in the Nashville area was recently apprehended by authorities after he committed several crimes, including rape, an article of The Tennessean reported on September 28.

Reports said police arrested 26-year-old Dennis Naptali Ramos-Montes after a woman he sexually assaulted positively identified him. The woman claimed she was sexually attacked by Ramos-Montes in August at a park while working as a nanny. The victim, identified as an 18-year-old, was able to identify the photo of Ramos-Montes shown to her by Detective Chuck Fleming. Evidence against the suspect became stronger after authorities received his DNA results. The suspect, who is currently in jail, is also facing domestic violence and felony theft charges.

Facing numerous crimes, such as rape or domestic violence, is frightening because tough penalties including lengthy imprisonment and hefty fines likely await you. However, if you are in such a situation, working with a defense lawyer can help you obtain the best legal outcome for your case. Speak with a Nashville lawyer at Horst Law today by calling (615) 403-2971 to learn more about your legal options.


New Video FAQ: How do you defend against a drug conspiracy case?

Nashville criminal defense attorney Brent Horst has a new video explaining the challenges of defending a drug conspiracy case.

Drug conspiracies are broad charges that can be levied against individuals who have tangential and sometimes unintentional involvement in a more specific drug crime. These charges can be difficult to defend, but, as Brent Horst explains in the video, an experienced drug crimes defense lawyer can implement specific strategies to help accused conspirators overcome such allegations.

You can view the video here.

If you are facing drug conspiracy charges, it is important to act fast. Call Horst Law at (615) 403-2971 to begin establishing your defense.


NFL player accused of driving while intoxicated in Florida

Florida authorities recently accused a professional football player of driving a vehicle while under the influence after a traffic incident, a report of NFL.com stated on September 23.

According to reports, Austin Seferian-Jenkins was stopped by Florida Highway Patrol personnel on September 21 after they observed him driving with excessive speed. The tight end player reportedly had an estimated speed of 75 to 80 mph before he was stopped. Seferian-Jenkins was transported to Orient Road Jail, and he was later waived by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. State authorities say the player was also arrested in 2013 regarding a DUI. Seferian-Jenkins did not have an interlocking device installed in his vehicle at the time of his most recent arrest, which was a requirement of his former DUI arrest.

If you are suspected of a DUI, working with a qualified attorney can make sure all your rights are protected. Find out how an attorney at Horst Law may represent you today by calling (615) 403-2971.


Second Degree Murder

Charge: Second Degree Murder
Facing: 15-25 years prison mandatory term
Result: Negotiated Plea to Reckless Homicide with 4 years of diversion.  Meaning after 4 years of probation the case will be dismissed and expunged and client will serve no jail time and have no criminal record.


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Police officer in Tennessee facing domestic assault charges

A domestic assault charge was recently filed against a Brownsville police officer following an investigation leading to his arrest, a report of WBBJ 7 reported on September 14.

Reports said 29-year-old police officer Adrian Perkins was booked on September 13 at Haywood County Jail on allegations of domestic violence. Documents revealed that Perkins punched his girlfriend in the face. The woman, whose name was withheld, sustained an injury after the abuse. Authorities apprehended Perkins after notifying the District Attorney to conduct an investigation. As of reporting, Perkins was released from custody after posting bond worth $2,500 and was placed on administrative leave with pay. He is expected to appear in court on October 25.

If you have been charged with domestic assault, enlisting a skilled defense attorney is critical if you want the best possible legal defense. Speak with an attorney at Horst Law in Nashville today by calling (615) 403-2971.


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