Effective Representation In Criminal Defense And Family Law

When the chips are down, you need an advocate on your side — someone who will stand up for you.

At the Law Office of Sam Byrd in Chattanooga, Tennessee, I stand up for my clients at every stage of the legal process. I am a battle-tested attorney who never gives up. At the same time, I am a compassionate counselor who understands what my clients are going through. I want the best for them and do everything I can to resolve their problems in a positive way.

I focus the majority of my efforts on criminal defense, DUI defense and family law matters.

Providing Honest Counsel In Your Criminal Law Case

To a person who has never been through the criminal justice system, it may seem like an unfair system — and in some respects it can be. There are many choices, and each has its merits and problems. First, you need to know what those choices are. As your criminal defense lawyer, I will show you what choice makes the most sense in your case. My job is to protect your rights and help you make the best decision for your situation.

Both criminal charges and drunk driving charges can sometimes be resolved by one of the following:

  • An outright dismissal of the charges against you
  • Passing the case for a period of time for it to be dismissed upon your good behavior
  • Guilty plea diversion, which allows first offenders to have the charge removed from their record if they satisfactorily complete all probation requirements
  • Alternative sentencing such as probation to prevent or reduce jail time
  • Reducing serious charges to lesser charges, which reduces possible jail and probation time
  • Minimizing the jail time and other consequences of conviction

"At the Law Office of Sam Byrd, the emphasis is on providing an honest assessment of your case rather than promising results that are unlikely. We also keep our clients fully informed throughout the case so they can be an integral part of the decision-making process."

Divorce Is Painful, But It Doesn't Have To Be Overly Expensive

Most divorce cases (about 90 percent) are settled in mediation by agreement, without ever having to go to trial. Settling a case by agreement gives you the power, control and flexibility to make important decisions that are best for you, your family and your unique situation. Plus, it is often far less expensive than litigation.

If you are unable to reach a fair and reasonable agreement, your case will go to trial. At trial, a judge will make those important decisions for you, based on very limited knowledge of your unique circumstances and without attention to all the little details. Therefore, I always encourage clients to settle family law cases whenever possible, but fight when they must. I am skilled at helping negotiate positive outcomes for Tennessee families. However, if your case must go to trial, I am ready and able to protect your interests.

I also handle an array of life and estate planning matters for clients, including wills, trusts and other important documents.

I Emphasize Communication, So Call Me Today

My office is committed to providing clients with honest and zealous representation, along with regular communication. All telephone calls and electronic communication will be answered and returned promptly. The attorneys and staff at the Law Office of Sam Byrd know and understand that communication is important in every case.

In the free initial consultation, I will answer your questions and recommend the next steps to take. Call 423-954-7949 or toll free at 800-724-5435, or email me, Chattanooga lawyer Sam Byrd, to schedule an appointment today.