Both criminal law and family law tend to involve emotionally charged issues that frequently have the potential to be life-altering for everyone involved. If you find yourself embroiled in family or criminal law litigation, you will soon realize that along with managing the emotional impact the case has one you and your loved ones, you must also navigate a court system with which you are unfamiliar. It is not unusual to feel a profound sense of helplessness and confusion. Although the outcome of your case is as yet unknown, one thing you can do to take back some of the control you probably feel you have lost is to hire an experienced attorney. The family and criminal law attorneys at Bennett, Michael & Hornsby have been fighting for the rights of the accused and defending the rights of parents and their children in Coffee County, Tennessee for several decades. We look forward to the opportunity to do the same for you.
Coffee County, Tennessee
Covering 435 square miles, Coffee County is located in south central Tennessee and has a year-around population of 52,796 as of the most recent Census taken in 2010. Coffee County, however, is also part of the Tullahoma-Manchester, TN Micropolitan Statistical Area which has a population of close to 100,000 residents.
Named for John Coffee, a prominent planter, militia officer, and land speculator of the time, Coffee County was formed in 1836 from parts of Bedford, Warren, and Franklin counties. Residents and visitors alike will find Coffee County chocked full of early American history. For example, Coffee County is known for its Century Farms, the term used to refer to a farm that has been in continuous operation for a century or more. You will find 12 Century Farms in Coffee County, the oldest of which is Shamrock Acres, founded in 1818. Additional Century Farms you may wish to visit include:
- Beckman Farm
- Brown Dairy Farm
- Carden Ranch
- Crouch-Ramsey Farm
- Freeze Farm
- The Homestead Farm
- Jacobs Farm
- Long Farm
- Shamrock Acres
- Sunrise View Farm
- Thomas Farm, site of the Farrar Distillery
You will also find the Beechcraft Heritage Museum in Coffee County, a one of kind “living and working” aviation museum that traces the lineage of the Beechcraft family of airplanes. You will also not want to miss the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival that is held each year. The four day long festival, held in the summer, brings over 150 musicians, comedians, and other performance artists acts together once a year.
Bennett, Michael & Hornsby in the Coffee County, Tennessee Community
We are fortunate in the United States to have access to the best justice system in the world. For those who do not work in the system, however, it can be intimidating to find yourself a party to litigation. Moreover, if you are up against an adversary who is familiar with the system, you can find yourself at a distinct disadvantage. At Bennett, Michael & Hornsby, we are dedicated to aggressively and zealously defending the rights of our Coffee County friends and neighbors who find themselves in family or criminal court.
Family law issues bring out heightened emotions in everyone involved, which is understandable given the fact that the outcome of a family law case could impact the lives of everyone involved for many, many years to come. Whether you are fighting for custody, going through a painful divorce, petitioning for guardianship of a parent, or even finalizing an adoption, you will undoubtedly experience a wide range of heightened emotions throughout the case. With so much at stake, the advice, guidance, and advocacy of an experienced family law attorney from Bennett, Michael & Hornsby will be invaluable and will increase the likelihood of prevailing dramatically.
Criminal court brings out similar worries and fears given the possibility of being convicted of a criminal offense. If you have never before been arrested for a crime, the confusion and concern, as well as the mistakes, typically begin the moment you are arrested. If you don’t know your rights, how can you protect them? If you don’t know your rights, how can you know when and how to exercise them? Unfortunately, this naivete on the part of a suspect/defendant is often exploited by law enforcement officers and/or prosecutors. Ultimately, the best way to protect yourself and your rights is to retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney from Bennett, Michael & Hornsby. In the meantime, however, a few simple rules can make a huge difference to the eventual outcome of your case.
- Never consent to the search of your property. Always force the police to obtain a warrant.
- Never agree to answer questions – not matter how harmless they may seem. Always ask to speak to an attorney first.
- Never discuss your case with anyone. This includes your friends, family members, and cell mates while in custody.
- Never accept a guilty plea agreement – no matter how great the prosecutor makes the offer sound. Always consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney first.
Whether you need a family law or criminal defense attorney, the team at Bennett, Michael & Hornsby is committed to aggressively and zealously represent you and your rights throughout your interaction with the Coffee County, Tennessee court system.
If you have additional questions or concerns about a family law case or criminal prosecution in Coffee County, Tennessee, please feel free to contact the experienced attorneys at Bennett, Michael & Hornsby. Contact the team today by calling 615-898-1560 to schedule your appointment.