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Jonathan Turner

Jonathan Turner

Former VA. Prosecutor and Exprienced Trial Attorney
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Family Law ...
  • Tennessee, Virginia
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Reviewed by Henry Ambrose May 2, 2019
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Turner is extremely thorough and tenacious in his representation.
Reviewed by Robert C. August 6, 2020
10 out of 5 stars if I could
At the end of February 2020, I found myself facing a second dui and a mandatory 45 days in jail in Williamson County, TN. Commonly known as the strictest county in all of Tennessee, giving lenience to no one. Jonathon was my saving grace. First off, he pushed my original court date to the beginning of August to give us time to build ourselves a case. I had prepared myself to go to jail for 45 days until 2 days before my court date, Jonathon had found that I had never been convicted of my first DUI and that it was dismissed, which was surprising news to me. He was able to cut my 45 day sentence down to 2 days, that I can now easily take care of in a weekend. That would have been 45 days out of work and 45 days away from my new baby girl. Jonathon also got me out of a speeding ticket that would have cost me a pretty penny. From the moment I hired him, I knew he cared about my case and showed persistence throughout the months leading up to my court date. He was quick to respond to my calls and texts with any questions while making sure I understood each part of this process. I knew Jonathon was damn good when the judge showed a face of shock after reading my case and reassured me in his own words that I had a “really good lawyer.” Hopefully I don’t find myself in this messy of a situation again, but if I did, Jonathon would be my number one choice.
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Jonathan Turner is a former Virginia prosecutor and an experienced trial, criminal defense, DUI, and family law attorney. He has successfully handled a wide range of cases from DUI, drug offenses, probation violations, serious felonies like murder, kidnapping, aggravated assault, thefts, misdemeanors, child support, child neglect, and child custody cases. As a criminal prosecutor, he tried thousands of criminal cases and was known as an aggressive trial attorney. In Tennessee, he has successfully defended clients from being convicted ranging from serious felonies like especially aggravated kidnapping to drug dealing, to all types of misdemeanors, to DUI's, and to even probation violations. He also has an understanding that clients often have mental and substance abuse issues that require individual help in the criminal justice and family law system. He has successfully assisted clients in getting the mental health and substance abuse help that they need in order to turn their lives around for the better.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    White Collar Crime
    Juvenile Law
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Tennessee Bar Association
- Current
Owner and Lead Attorney
Jonathan Turner, Attorney
- Current
Defends criminal clients at all levels of court ranging from serious felonies, DUI's, misdemeanors, drug cases, domestic violence, and probation violations.
Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney
Halifax Commonwealth's Attorney's Office
Chief Assistant to the elected official. Handled and prosecuted criminal cases at all levels of courts including appellate courts. Tried thousands of cases.
Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
Halifax Commonwealth's Attorney's Office
Prosecuted criminal cases at all levels of courts. Tried thousands of cases.
University of Virginia
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University of South Carolina - Columbia
B.S. (1989) | Finance
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, President's Scholarship, Beta Gamma Sigma
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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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Top Nashville DUI Attorney
Top 1% Attorneys
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Clients Choice Award Criminal Law
Clients Choice Award DUI Defense
Top DUI Attorney Nashville
Top 10 Criminal Law Attorney
American Institute of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
National Trial Lawyer’s
Elite Lawyer Award
Elite Lawyers
Top 10 Criminal Law Attorney
American Institute of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Top 100 Criminal Law Attorney
American Society Legal Advocates
Top 100 Criminal Law Attorney
American Society Legal Advocates
Top Ten Attorney
Superior DUI Attorney
National Association for DUI Defense
Top DUI Attorney Nashville
Professional Associations
Tennessee State Bar  # 30621
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Tennessee Bar Association
- Current
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Virginia State Bar
Associate Member and Past Full Time Member
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Criminal Trials: A Case Study, Tennessee Bar Association, Nashville, TN
Tennessee Bar Association
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5 Questions Answered
Q. My friend just got a DUI and he had one in 2009 in Alabama and One in Tennessee 2003. Will he get jail time?
A: If convicted of DUI in TN, jail time is mandatory by law. Jail time minimums change with level of intoxication for a first offense and the number of prior DUI convictions. It is important to consult as experienced DUI attorney if charged with a DUI in TN.
Q. Solicitation of a minor to commit a sex offense under § 39-13-528 jail time in tn
A: If convicted under this statute, you will face the possibility of jail time. However, this statute covers several different acts that can expose a person to different levels of jail or prison time. Regardless, a person's sentence depends upon a wide variety of factors and statutes. You should consult an attorney in order to adequately answer your question.
Q. I been charged with my 3rd offensive dui. My first dui happened when i was 20 and my second when i was 21.
A: I would consult an attorney about asking the judge to modify these conditions. Often judges will change their mind if given valid reasons.
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342 Main Street
Suite 202-B
Franklin, TN 37064
Telephone: (615) 274-9309
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