Video FAQ: What is the difference between a Federal and a State case?

The Nashville criminal defense lawyers of Horst Law understand that you did not plan on getting arrested, nor are you intimately aware of the differences between State and Federal charges. We are here to help explain your options, help you through the process, and provide the best representation possible for your case.

Watch the video FAQ to learn more about the differences between the two types of cases.


Video FAQ: What is Discovery?

If you have been charged with a crime, you are most likely unfamiliar with the legal process and there may be certain terms that you are especially not acquainted with. Nashville criminal defense attorney Brent Horst wants to make certain that you understand the charges that you face and you are familiar with the process of defending your rights. In his newest video FAQ, Brent discusses the process of discovery in a criminal case. For more information, contact him at (615) 403-2971.


Video FAQ: Should I Consent To A Search?

In a new video FAQ, Brent Horst discusses whether or not you should consent to a search of your property. To learn more, watch the video here.

It is important to remember that if you are charged with a crime, it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side to help fight the charges and protect your rights and your livelihood. You have options and do not have to go through this alone.

Contact an experienced Nashville criminal defense lawyer of Horst Law at (615) 403-2971 today.


New Video FAQ: Should I plea bargain or go to trial?

In a new video FAQ, Nashville criminal defense attorney Brent Horst of Horst Law discusses the circumstances that should be considered when a person who is accused of a crime is deciding between accepting a plea bargain or taking the case to trial.

In the video, attorney Horst describes various situations in which a person may want to take their case to trial or simply accept a plea bargain. Sometimes, it may be in your best interest to take the plea rather than expose yourself to the risk of possibly receiving the harsh sentence tied to the crime you are accused of. In other instances, taking the case to trial is the best option, as you will be able to clear your name.

You can learn more by watching the full video. Click here to view.

It is always best to discuss these consequential matters with an attorney before pursuing a course of action. Nashville criminal defense firm Horst Law has more than 25 years of experience helping people defend their freedoms and fight charges against them. Call (615) 403-2971 to speak with a knowledgeable lawyer today.


New Video FAQ: How do I hire a lawyer in a criminal case?

In a new video FAQ, Nashville criminal defense lawyer Brent Horst offers tips for choosing a criminal lawyer.

Choosing an attorney is not a decision that should be taken lightly. Your attorney is the person who is going to represent your interests throughout your case, so it is important to choose someone who is both knowledgeable and capable. Attorney Horst outlines what to look out for and what questions to ask a potential advocate.

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If you are facing criminal accusations, you will need the guidance of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Nashville criminal lawyer Brent Horst of Horst Law has been practicing criminal law for more than 25 years and can help you defend your rights and freedoms. Call us at (615) 403-2971 to learn more about how we can help.


New Video FAQ: Can I tape record conversations?

In a new video FAQ, Nashville criminal defense attorney Brent Horst describes situations in which tape recording conversations is allowed and when it is not.

Tennessee has a “one party consent” rule, which enables individuals to record conversations that they are a part of. This means if you are party to a conversation, it is not illegal to record it. However, if you are not involved in the conversation, you are not allowed to make a tape recording of it.

You can watch the full video here.

To learn more about tape recording conversations, or if you have been accused of a crime, contact Horst Law by calling (615) 403-2971 to speak with an experienced Nashville criminal defense lawyer today.


New Video FAQ: Can the police search my house without a warrant?

In the latest edition of his series of video FAQs, Nashville criminal attorney Brent Horst describes the circumstances under which police can lawfully search your home without a search warrant.

Generally, before a search, police are required to provide a warrant, a document issued and signed by a judge that gives them permission to search your home for a specific item or items. However, there are situations where a warrant is not required.

You can see what these situations are by clicking here.

If you have been accused of a crime, experienced Nashville criminal defense attorney Brent Horst can use his extensive legal knowledge to help you combat the charges and protect your freedom. Begin establishing your defense by calling Horst Law at (615) 403-2971.


New Video FAQ: I wasn’t read my rights. Can my case be dismissed?

In a new video FAQ entitled “I wasn’t read my rights. Can my case be dismissed?,” Nashville criminal defense lawyer Brent Horst discusses when a police officer must and must not inform you of your Miranda rights.

Contrary to what you may have seen, there are instances where police are allowed to question you without informing you of your right to remain silent and other Miranda rights. For the most part, these are only read to you prior to an official investigation.

You can see the video here.

If you are being accused of a criminal act, you will need the help of an experienced defense lawyer. Call the Nashville criminal defense attorney at Horst Law at (615) 403-2971 to learn more about your rights and what to do if you are facing criminal charges.


New Video FAQ: Can the police search my car without a warrant?

In a new video FAQ, Nashville criminal defense attorney Brent Horst discusses when a police officer can and cannot search your car.

Generally, police cannot search your car without a warrant, but there are exceptions to this rule. First, if you consent to letting them search, they do not need a warrant and are free to take a look. They will be able to use any incriminating objects they find against you.

The other way police can search your vehicle without a warrant is by using what is referred to as “probable cause.” This means the police officer felt they had a sufficient reason to believe there was some criminal activity happening in the car. Most commonly, they cite the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle as a probable cause to search that vehicle.

You can watch the video here.

If you feel as though your vehicle may have been unlawfully searched or if you are facing criminal charges, contact Nashville criminal defense law firm Horst Law to learn more about your rights.


New Video FAQ: I’ve been charged with prescription drug fraud. Will I go to jail?

In a new video posted to his site, Nashville drug crime defense attorney Brent Horst discusses what to expect if you are accused of prescription drug fraud.

Facing these kinds of charges can be terrifying, because many people who are accused of prescription drug fraud became addicted to these powerful medications after suffering an injury. They are simply trying to manage the pain they’re experiencing, and aren’t intending to behave criminally. In these cases, the state often tries to work with the accused person to help them overcome their prescription addiction, meaning the criminal penalties can possibly be minimized.

You can view the new video here.

If you are facing prescription drug charges, you will need the help of an experienced Nashville criminal defense attorney to help you shield yourself from potential jail time or excessive fines. Call Horst Law at (615) 403-2971 to discuss your situation with a knowledgeable attorney today.