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criminal
defense

If you have been charged with a crime then you could face serious penalties for conviction depending on the circumstances of your charge and the specific crime for which you are charged. Some penalties may include jail time, hefty fines, probation and others; license suspension and mandatory ignition interlock device installation are common penalties for DUI.

professional
licensing

The State of Tennessee regulates professional licensing such as; nursing licenses, medical licenses, pharmacy licenses, funeral director licenses, and contractor licenses. If any of these licensing boards file a complaint against you, it threatens your livelihood. Robert Carter has extensive experience in defending individuals with state licensing issues.

personal
injury

If you have suffered an injury at the hands of a doctor, employer, or property owner the results are the same: unpaid bills, medical expenses, pain and suffering, now you need immediate assistance. Robert T. Carter understands how hard it is for you live a normal life after sustaining an injury and the financial burden you are under.

drug
charges

Robert has extensive experience, not only with drug crimes, but also alcohol and drug rehabilitation. Many people need help with recovery issues, not jail time, and Robert Carter finds the right facility and program to help you recover and get your life back on track.

Fighting for justice since 1988.

-Represented Naval Airman in General Court Martial on board the USS John F. Kennedy for the selling of narcotics with a return verdict of not guilty.
-Represented Naval Officer falsely accused of setting fire to a cruiser prior to returning to sea wherein the charges were dismissed.
-Represented Navy Hospital Corpsman for stealing insurance checks. Highly favorable sentence after court martial.
-Represented Naval Officer charged with running a naval destroyer aground in the Bahamas, settled with no disciplinary action prior to court martial.
-Represented Navy Airman for sale of cocaine aboard the USS Lexington returning a not guilty verdict at Court Martial based upon successful full pretrial motion.
-Prosecuted Naval Post Office employee for multiple counts of theft of mail resulting in a sixteen (16) year sentence.
-Represented defendant charged with aggravated kidnaping, aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary in a one (1) day jury trial in Coffee County, Tennessee wherein the jury returned a verdict of not guilty.
see State of Tennessee v. Marvin Swoape, 2000.
-Represented defendant charged with first degree premeditated murder of his spouse in Coffee County, Tennessee wherein a plea bargain was reached for a fifteen (15) year sentence. State of Tennessee v. Eric Smith, 2001.
-Represented the widow o f a prominent business man in middle Tennessee who was charged with solicitation to commit murder and thereafter charged with first degree murder. On the eve of the trial, a plea bargain was reached wherein the defendant pled no contest to reckless homicide and received a one year sentence. see State of Tennessee v. Louise Marlow, 2001.
-Represented a female defendant in Franklin County, Tennessee who was charged with aggravated assault. She was acquitted after a one (1) day jury trial. see State of Tennessee v. Tina Sanders.
-Represented a defendant in Franklin County, Tennessee who was charged with first degree premeditated murder. The defendant was acquitted of murder one but, convicted of murder 2 after a one (1) week jury trial. see State of Tennessee v. Lonnie Owens.
-Represented a defendant in an aggravated assault, stabbing, in Franklin County, Tennessee. The defendant was acquitted after a two (2) day jury trial. see State of Tennessee v. Pam Richards
-Represented a retired state trooper who was charged in a boating accident resulting in a death in Franklin County, Tennessee. The defendant applied for pre-trial diversion which was denied by the Circuit Court. However, The Court of Appeals reviewed the matter resulting in an overturn of the State Court’s denial granting the defendant pre-trial diversion.
-Represented a defendant in Lincoln County, Tennessee charged with multiple accounts of aggravated assault and reckless endangerment. The defendant was offered a twenty-three year sentence. After a two (2) day jury trial, the defendant was found guilty of minor offences a given a six (6) year sentence. see State of Tennessee v. Gary Morgan
-Represented a defendant charged with first degree murder in the death of his own child in Coffee County, Tennessee. The case was dismissed prior to trial. see The Nashville Tennesseean October 22, 2006.
-Represented an official with the City of Manchester Recreation Department charged with sale and distribution of marijuana. The defendant was acquitted after a one day jury trial. State of Tennessee v. Sammy Wooten, 2010
-Represented a retired school teacher in Moore County, Tennessee who was charged with aggravated assault of a police officer. The defendant was acquitted after a two (2) day jury trial. see State of Tennessee v. Stuart Lusty, 2008.
-Represented a businessman who was charged in Federal Court in Nashville, Tennessee with government fraud. Such offences render a fifteen (15) year sentence. Defendant, after successful negotiation, received a four (4) year sentence. United States of America c. Bryan Guess, 2007.
-Represented an attorney charged with identity theft in Coffee County, Tennessee who was acquitted after a one (1) day bench trial. see State of Tennessee v. Christina Stanford, 2015.
-Represented a defendant charged with second degree murder resulting from a fight in Coffee County, Tennessee wherein a successful negotiation was reached reducing his offence to manslaughter. State of Tennessee v. Jose Diaz, 2000.
-Represented a defendant charged in Coffee County, Tennessee with aggravated assault, aggravated robbery, and aggravated burglary stemming from the invasion of the home of his wife. The defendant was acquitted after a two (2) day jury trial. see State of Tennessee v. Kenneth Sartain, 2015.
-Represented a defendant charged with felony reckless endangerment and DUI 2nd offence stemming from a vehicle accident in Coffee Count, Tennessee wherein he was acquitted after a two (2) day jury trial. State of Tennessee v. Dane Victory, 2014
-Represented a defendant charged in Rutherford County, Tennessee resulting from a “date rape” wherein the defendant was acquitted after a bench trial. State of Tennessee v. G._______S__________, 2014.
-Represented a defendant accused of child molestation and rape in Franklin County, TN that resulted in a “hung jury” after a one (1) week jury trial, 11-1 acquittal and the case was never retried. State of Tennessee v. Merle Langford, 1998
-Represented a defendant charged with selling several hundred “hits” of LSD at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival wherein a one (1) year probation term was negotiated.
-Represented a defendant charged with selling fifteen (15) pounds of mushrooms and 75 pounds of marijuana at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival wherein a six month (6) month jail and eighteen (18) month probation term was negotiated.
-Represented a defendant charged possession of thirty (30) grams of cocaine at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival wherein a forty-five (45) day jail term was imposed.
-Represented a defendant charged with 650 hits of LSD for resale at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, a confidential settlement was reached resulting in no jail time, 2014.
-Represented a man charged with conducting a methamphetamine production operation out of his home near
Tullahoma. After a two day jury trial, the defendant was acquitted of all charges. State vs Nathan Tiopy.