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Nashville Murder Defense Lawyers

Put a Strong Advocate on Your Side

Murder is the ultimate crime. Conviction on a capital murder charge can result in the ultimate punishment: death. Who will you trust with the responsibility of defending you if your life hangs in the balance?

People in Nashville and throughout Tennessee trust the veteran criminal defense lawyers at May McKinney to defend them against murder charges. We have achieved positive results for clients facing murder and other related charges, such as second-degree murder and vehicular homicide. Over the years, we have had many people contact our offices for help during the most difficult times of their lives. We have fought for them and secured advantageous outcomes to protect their futures.

For more information and to discuss your case, call (615) 265-6383. We are standing by to help.

Examining All Options to Defend Your Rights

When you come to May McKinney for legal representation in the face of murder charges, we will examine all the options in defending your case. Some of them include:

  • Identification Issues: We may dispute the evidence by which the police have linked you to the crime. Eyewitness accounts may be unreliable. Video surveillance or other evidence may have been obtained in violation of your rights. You may have an alibi. All evidence will be carefully scrutinized.
  • Tool Mark Analysis: Also known as ballistics, this method for matching a cartridge to the gun it was ejected from is far from perfect. We work with respected experts who can explain why the results of this analysis are not credible.
  • Overcharging: Prosecutors may charge suspects with first-degree murder when the facts do not support it. We are frequently successful in getting first-degree murder charges reduced to lesser crimes that are not punishable by the death penalty such as second-degree murder or manslaughter.
  • Self-Defense or Defense of Others: If you were acting in defense of yourself or others, you should not face murder charges. We will consider whether this strategy applies in your case.

Challenging Murder Charges in Nashville, Mount Juliet, Franklin & Brentwood, Tennessee

Most murder charges involve crimes of passion or drug-related situations. All cases demand the effective defense of the accused. With almost 80 years of collective experience and a practice devoted exclusively to criminal defense, May McKinney can provide the level of counsel you need. Contact our Nashville offices today.

Our Clients Say It Best

Read Our Client Testimonials
  • “If you’re looking for a firm who knows how to handle a DUI/DWI case, give Shyanne a call.”

    - Satisfied Client
  • “Her recommendations on how to proceed were spot on, and we got a favorable outcome.”

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  • “Made a Horrible Situation Bearable”

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Why Choose May McKinney?

A Firm Committed to You, Your Case & Your Future
  • Nearly 80 Years of Combined Experience

    Our accomplished attorneys bring almost eight decades of combined criminal defense experience.

  • Educated In Our Field

    Our team believes in ongoing training in the criminal defense field. Our attorneys are educated in the latest forensic science technology and Attorney Riddle is Trauma Certified.

  • A Team Approach

    Our attorneys work each case as a unit, which is extremely beneficial to our clients. No matter the case size, it's integral to get the experience and knowledge of a team.

  • An Aggressive Defense

    When you choose May McKinney, you are choosing a team that will fight tooth and nail for your rights, your freedom, and your future.

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