Given the highly personal and often sensitive nature of both family and criminal law issues, it is easy to become intimidated if you find yourself involved in the family law or criminal justice system. Navigating the legal system without a guide can be stressful under any circumstances, which is why the assistance of an experienced attorney is imperative. The family and criminal law attorneys at Bennett, Michael & Hornsby are committed to fighting for the rights of parents and their children as well as defending the rights of the accused in Shelbyville, Tennessee and the surrounding area. We look forward to the opportunity to help you with your family or criminal law matter.
Located in the center of Bedford County, Tennessee, approximately 50 miles southeast of Nashville, the City of Shelbyville serves as the county seat. Shelbyville encompasses just over 18 square miles and had a population of 20.335 residents as of the 2010 Census. The City of Shelbyville was laid out as far back as 1810 and incorporated shortly thereafter, in 1819.
Shelbyville is famous for two very disparate things – pencils and horses. The city has long been known as “The Pencil City” because of its historical importance as a center of wood-cased pencil manufacturing and remains a site for manufacture of writing instruments. Sanford Corporation produces the Sharpie, the world’s top-selling writing instrument, in the city. It was in Shelbyville in 1991 that the world’s longest pencil was produced, a plastic-cased pencil 1,091 feet long and weighing in at an astounding 27 pounds! The city is also known as the Walking Horse Capital of the World. Each year, the Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse is crowned at the TWH National Celebration held in Shelbyville.
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In the United the States, we are fortunate to have one of the best – if not the best – judicial systems in the world. No matter how good a judicial system is, however, it can become a nightmare for someone thrust into that system unexpectedly, as is often the case in family law or criminal court. At Bennett, Michael & Hornsby, our family and criminal law attorneys have dedicated their practice to ensuring that Shelbyville, Tennessee litigants in family law matters and defendants in criminal prosecutions are aggressively protected and zealously represented.
Finding yourself accused of a crime is a frightening experience for the average person. Along with worrying about the ultimate outcome of your case, you must first navigate an unfamiliar judicial system. You may feel overwhelmed with questions that appear to have no answers. Who do you turn to for help? Who can you trust? What options do you have to resolve your case? At the same time, your status as a defendant has likely had an immediate, and possibly irreparable impact on your career, your social life, and even your family. While the temptation to clear your name may be great, remaining silent is crucial. Do not discuss your case with anyone – this includes family members and your closest friends. Anything you say to your defense attorney is confidential; however, anything you say to anyone else is not.
Family law matters are no less stressful for the parties involved. Although your freedom may not be at risk, something even more precious to you may be at stake if the litigation involves custody or visitation with your minor children. Emotions can also run high in other types of family law cases. Divorces that start out amicably can turn adversarial overnight. Pursuing guardianship over an elderly parent can be the most difficult decision you ever make, even if you are certain it is necessary to protect your parent from harm. Even an adoption can be an emotional rollercoaster until the very end when a new family is created. Given the importance of the outcome of your family law matter, having an experienced attorney by your side is imperative. There are enough factors that cannot be controlled in family law cases; however, the one factor you can control is your choice of legal representation. The family law attorneys at Bennett, Michael & Hornsby understand the emotionally charged nature of family law issues and are committed to steadfastly protecting your rights and aggressively representing your best interests.
Whether you need a family law or criminal defense attorney, the team at Bennett, Michael & Hornsby is committed to assertively and zealously represent you and your rights throughout your interaction with the Shelbyville, Tennessee court system.
If you have additional questions or concerns about a family law case or criminal prosecution in Shelbyville, 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.