Defending You Against Criminal Charges

Do Not Go It Alone

The stakes are too high in the criminal justice system: Incarceration, fines, the loss of your freedom and your reputation.

If you are facing criminal charges of any kind, bring the best fight you can. The lawyers of Mathis, Bates & Klinghard PLLC (MBK) take a strategic, aggressive approach to defending our clients against all types of criminal charges, both civilian and military. From our office in Clarksville, our attorneys provide criminal defense representation in Kentucky, Tennessee and other states, and we represent military service members in UCMJ proceedings throughout the United States and overseas.

Comprehensive Criminal Defense Solutions

Our attorneys can defend you against accusations of:

  • Drunk driving: Although DUI is one of the most common criminal charges people face, it is also one of the more severe, with the possibility of losing your license and other serious penalties. We take your DUI defense seriously.

Our attorneys will do whatever we can to protect your rights, your reputation and your future.

  • Drug charges: We defend clients against all types of drug crime charges, from possession of drug paraphernalia to trafficking. Whether you are facing simple misdemeanor drug charges or major felony charges, our lawyers will fight to protect your interests.
  • Sex offenses: We have a wealth of experience successfully defending clients against charges involving rape, solicitation and prostitution, sexual assault and child pornography charges. It is particularly important to defend against sex crime charges aggressively to avoid a ruined reputation in the community and forced sex-offender registration.
  • Domestic assault: More than many other criminal charges, domestic violence can impact your relationship with your family. Domestic assault could result in losing your right to see your family and your children and your Second Amendment right to possess firearms.
  • Military crimes: The branches of the armed forces have their own internal criminal laws and procedures. We represent clients in Fort Campbell and throughout the world in Article 15 hearings and UCMJ actions.

Expungement And Record Clearing

Depending on the type of crime with which you were charged or convicted, and how much time has passed since then, you could have your record expunged after an arrest. This means you can legally deny having a crime on your record if asked in an interview or application. This option is not available for everyone. A lawyer from our firm can look at your case and discuss your options with you.

Contact MBK

Contact us right away if you are facing charges. Call 931-444-3153 or email us to schedule your consultation.