New Video FAQ: How do criminal attorneys charge fees?

In a new video published on his site, Nashville criminal defense attorney Brent Horst describes how criminal lawyers charge their fees.

Criminal defense lawyers generally charge a flat fee for their services. The amount this fee ultimately ends up being depends on how serious the crime is and how much time the attorney perceives he or she will spend on the case. It is rare for criminal defense attorneys to charge an hourly fee.

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If you have been charged with a crime, you will need to begin building your defense immediately. To speak with Horst Law, call us at (615) 403-2971.


New Video FAQ: How did I get charged with conspiracy when I didn’t agree to work with those people?

In a new video FAQ on his website, Nashville criminal defense attorney Brent Horst discusses conspiracy charges and why the federal government prefers to pursue them over smaller-scale criminal charges.

Conspiracy charges arise when a group of individuals are connected in some way to the same crime. For example, conspiracy charges are common in drug-selling rings. While the individual sellers may not be aware of each other and never agreed to work together, they can be charged with conspiracy due to their connection to their supplier. Conspiracy accusations come with weightier penalties, so federal law enforcement officials are more likely to pursue them.

You can watch Horst Law‘s new video by clicking here.

If you have been charged with conspiracy, you will need the help of an experienced Nashville criminal defense attorney to help you maintain your innocence. Call Horst Law at (615) 403-2971 to learn more.


New Video FAQ: Can I go to jail for spanking my child?

In a new video posted on his site, Nashville criminal defense attorney Brent Horst discusses the legalities of spanking your children.

In the video, titled Can I go to jail for spanking my children, Brent Horst outlines how it’s not illegal in most states to discipline your children through spanking, should you choose to employ that method.

The caveat here is that if you leave any physical sign, such as a bruise or red mark, it can be seen as an injury to the child.

Sometimes, there is a thin line between a punishment that will and will not leave a mark on your child. If you are being accused of domestic violence or child abuse, it might simply be a disciplinary misunderstanding. The Nashville defense attorneys of Horst Law understand how these kinds of accusations can arise and can help you defend yourself. Call us at (615) 403-2971 to learn more.


New Video FAQ: Can I claim self defense?

When you are attacked or threatened, you are allowed to take certain actions to defend yourself. Self-defense laws enable individuals who are facing imminent danger or have been attacked to respond in a way that can reduce or eliminate the threat.

In a new Video FAQ, Nashville criminal defense lawyer Brent Horst outlines when self defense can and cannot be used.

Essentially, if you are attacked, the law will recognize that you are defending yourself if you respond with violence. However, if you use deadly force, you must be in life-threatening danger.

You can learn more about these distinctions by watching the video.

If you are facing criminal charges in Nashville, the experienced representation of Brent Horst can be valuable to your defense. Call Horst Law at (615) 403-2971 to learn more about how we can help you fight the accusations against you.


New Video FAQ: Should I take the blood or breath test if I have been stopped for DUI?

When a law enforcement officer pulls you over on suspicion of drunk driving, you will probably be asked to submit to a breathalyzer or blood alcohol level test. Though you are allowed to refuse the test, there are stark penalties for doing so. With that in mind, what should you do if you are pulled over under such circumstances?

In a new video, Nashville criminal defense attorney Brent Horst outlines your options, should you find yourself in a situation where a police officer is testing your level of intoxication. In the video, attorney Horst explains that if you are certain you’re within your limits, you should submit to the test, contrary to what many other attorneys may say. This is because the penalties for refusing the test are so severe.

See the video: Should I take the blood or breath test if I have been stopped for DUI?

If you are facing drunk driving charges, it can be difficult to know what to do. Nevertheless, you will almost certainly need the assistance of an experienced drunk driving defense attorney. Call the experienced Nashville DUI lawyer of Horst Law at (615) 403-2971 to learn more about how you can combat the charges you are facing.


New Video FAQ: How do you defend against drugs found in my car or my house?

When police find drugs in your car or home, the subsequent criminal charges and investigation can be frightening. Facing criminal accusations is always daunting, but in a new video posted on our Video FAQs page, Nashville criminal defense attorney Brent Horst describes possible defenses to these kinds of allegations.

In the video, attorney Horst outlines that it is possible to deny that the illicit substances belonged to you if other individuals have access to your car or home. Police cannot absolutely prove the drugs are yours simply because they were found on your property.

You can watch the video here: How do you defend against drugs found in my car or house?

If you are facing a drug crime charge, call Horst Law at (615) 403-2971 today to learn more about your potential defenses.


New Video FAQ: What is Domestic Assault?

Nashville domestic assault defense attorney Brent Horst has released a new video FAQ. In it, he outlines what differentiates a domestic assault charge from a typical assault charge.

The difference boils down to who makes the accusation. If you are accused of assaulting someone you live with, the charge could be a domestic assault, which has additional penalties over a general assault charge.

You can view the video here.

If you are facing allegations of domestic violence, the Nashville criminal defense attorneys of Horst Law may be able to help you combat the charges against you. Call (615) 403-2971 to learn more.


New Video FAQ: How can I be found guilty of DUI if I wasn’t over the limit?

When a police officer pulls an individual over on suspicion of drunk driving, the officer may have that individual submit to a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test. In Tennessee, if you’re pulled over and your BAC test result measures at .08% or higher, you can be arrested for DUI.

However, there are reasons the officer may decide to detain you if your BAC is lower than .08. While this is far less common, it happens.

Nashville criminal defense attorney Brent Horst has seen these kinds of cases in the past, and explains what is at play in them in a new video.

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If you are facing a DUI charge, you will need experienced legal counsel handling your case. Brent Horst of Horst Law has been trying cases for more than 25 years, and may be able to help you fight the charges against you. Call (615) 403-2971 to learn more.


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.


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.