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Jonathan William Turner

DUI and DWI Attorney at Franklin, TN

5.0   249 reviews
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  • State Years
    Tennessee - TN 13 years
    Virginia - VA 30 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Associate No misconduct found

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About Jonathan

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FORMER VIRGINIA PROSECUTOR! AGGRESSIVELY FIGHTS FOR CLIENT'S RIGHTS!

Jonathan Turner is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and a former Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney (Prosecutor) in Virginia.  He is committed to fighting for the rights of his clients so that they can get the best possible result for their cases.

 

He has tried thousands of Virginia criminal cases and has appeared in Davidson, Williamson, Hickman, Rutherford, Lewis, Maury, Marshall, Robertson, Wilson, Perry, Lincoln, Giles, and Sumner Counties as a criminal defense attorney.

Jonathan has successfully handled DUI's, serious felonies and misdemeanor criminal  cases as a Tennessee defense attorney.  He has obtained dismissals for DUI's, especially aggravated kidnapping, burglary, drug dealing, prescription fraud, drug possession, thefts, weapon offenses, probation violations, domestic violence, felonies, and other misdemeanors.

Awards

Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015
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Location

Jonathan Turner, Attorney
1284 West Main Street
Suite 104
Franklin, TN, 37064
Jonathan Turner, Attorney
6339 Charlotte Pike #601
Nashville, TN, 37209
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5.0 / 5.0
  249 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by Sandra | July 9, 2022
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Couldn't have asked for a better lawyer!!
I live in Rutherford County and received a DUI. Everyone I spoke with gave me little hope for a good outcome in this county. I was scared and had no idea what to do afterwards until I contacted Jonathan Turner. He immediately made me feel at ease. Right from the first moment, Jonathan started fighting for me and never gave up. His expertise and diligence was exactly what I needed. The outcome was far greater than what I ever expected. So glad he was my choice!!
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Posted by James | April 12, 2023
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Mr. Turner saved my future!
I faced five charges, one felony and 4 misdemeanors. The felony charge, vehicular assault was a serious charge that carried possible significant jail time. He worked with the DA to get them to reduce it down to only two misdemeanors. Simple possession, fine only. DUI 1st offense. Everything but the DUI will be expunged from my record. This couldn't have gone any better! I left court without having to serve any jail time. All I can say is wow.. I am so thankful I hired him and I can't be happier with the outcome and his great work! HE IS THE MAN! I am now able to finish my last semester of college to earn my bachelors degree and be the husband and dad I am suppose to be. Thank you Mr. Turner for representing me.
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Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2024
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LPN
Mr. Turner rates higher than a 5 star. Being a nurse, and getting an unfair DUI, could have cost me my livelihood. Mr. Turner got my charges dismissed. When it comes to the court system, and what they can, and can’t do he knows the facts, and does not back down. He fought for my case, and not once did he ever try and convince me to plea . He always kept me informed, and explained everything to me. We went in this together with a goal of complete dismissal. and he didn’t back down until the goal was met. From the consultation to the end, he was amazing!
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2024
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Great Defense! Jonathan's Expertise Secured Remarkable DUI Outcome
I recently found myself in a challenging legal situation, facing a 2nd DUI charge that could have potentially destroyed my life. Fortunately, I made the decision to seek legal representation, and I couldn't be happier with the outcome, all thanks to Jonathan. Jonathan's expertise became very clear as he analyzed every aspect of my case, he left no stone unturned in his pursuit of a favorable outcome. His strategic approach is highly effective. He will fight for you! I am thrilled to report Jonathan's efforts yielded a truly remarkable outcome. Thanks to his skillful advocacy and unwavering commitment to my case, the charges against me were significantly reduced, sparing me from the most severe consequences that I could have faced. The result exceeded my expectations, and I am immensely grateful to Jonathan for his exceptional work. I wholeheartedly recommend Jonathan to anyone in need of legal representation. His professionalism, expertise, and genuine concern for his clients' well-being set him apart as an outstanding attorney. If you find yourself in a legal bind, Jonathan is the one you want in your corner!
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Posted by A.H. | May 9, 2024
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Just hire him. There isnt anyone better, period!!
So, i found myself with a multiple dui. The few duis i had were many years ago but were coming back to haunt me now along with a new felony dui. I walked out of court with not so much as a fine. Mr. Turner can find the loopholes and errors and save your life if you find yourself in a situation like myself. In all honesty...hands down...this man just saved my entire life and i genuinely mean that. I remember reading his reviews thinking...theres no way hes this good.. well now im the 1 singing his praises.. YES, YES HE IS THIS GOOD. hands down the best criminal lawyer in the state on TN. If you want the best just do it. Dont bother shopping anywhere else. HES THE ONE, PERIOD!! Thank you so much for everything Mr. Turner
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2024
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Excellent Negotiator!!!
I hired Jonathan Turner after receiving positive recommendations from friends and studying online reviews. From our first conversation I knew he was the attorney I was looking for to fight for me against criminal charges. After negotiating my difficult circumstances he knocked it out of the park! I highly recommend Jonathan Turner for his knowledge, persistence, and professionalism.
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Posted by Jordan | May 8, 2024
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Just hire him.
Jonathon Turner represented me in a first offense dui case in cheatham county TN. I had never been in trouble to this degree for anything before so naturally I was very nervous. Cheatham county is not a lenient court system by any means and Jonathan was able to comb through the fine details of the police report and utilize vital information to get my criminal dui changed to a complied consent non criminal charge. Instead of what would have lead to jail time losing my job and several other things I was able to get out of there with only needing a geographically limited license and sr22 insurance for a year. I am very grateful for this man’s time and work he put in for me to obtain this outcome. IF you are in a legal situation and you want the best outcome hire this man. Im glad I did.
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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2024
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The best attorney!!!
I was stopped driving with an expired DL, a misdemeanor class B in TN, up to 6 months in jail. On top of that, I didn’t have car insurance, I was speeding and had an expired registration. By the time I arrived at the court room, Mr. Turner had already talked to the prosecutor who agreed to dismiss ALL the charges. I didn’t even have to present the case to the judge!! He is the most amazing attorney!!! The outcome was better than I could ever imagine. Hiring him was the best decision I’ve made.
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2024
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A very happy client!
In my pursuit of resolution for a DUI charge, I found Jonathan Turner to be a reliable and skilled legal professional. Jonathan demonstrated professionalism and empathy from the outset, providing clear guidance and support throughout the process. His thorough understanding of DUI laws and procedures allowed him to construct a strategic defense tailored to my case's unique circumstances. What sets Jonathan apart is his genuine commitment to his clients' well-being. He was accessible, responsive, and provided realistic expectations, which helped alleviate much of the stress associated with legal proceedings. Thanks to Jonathan's diligent efforts, my case concluded with a favorable outcome. His straightforward approach and dedication to his clients make him a standout choice for anyone facing DUI charges. I highly recommend Jonathan Turner to anyone seeking effective and reliable legal representation in DUI defense.
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Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2024
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5star Attorney
Mr. Jonathan Turner is a very knowledgeable DUI attorney. Patience is the key to any case. He has it & wants to know every piece of evidence in your case. So for anyone looking to hire him don’t rush the process. Mr. Turner was able to get my case amended to reckless driving due to search warrant date being wrong on the search warrant.
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Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2024
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Great lawyer
Got mine from multiple years into diversion. If you are looking for results, Jonathan is definitely the one
Posted by Pedro | November 15, 2023
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attorney
I contact Mr. Turner for two issues that were extremely difficult for me to have on my record. He didn’t ask me much about my past criminal history which I was concerned up until we got to court. It was a long wait at court but so worth the time and money to wait. I could not believe what a great job he did on removing a felony that would damage a great deal. He pull me to the side and said I got good news. And I was also expecting a bad news. To my surprise, it was just great news and a huge relief. He did a freaking amazing job. I don’t know how he did it but I am glad I hired him as my attorney. Not only did he removed my felony he manage to make everything go away as if nothing happened in 6 months. If you are reading this and are in need of a great attorney that would really work for you, Jonathan Turner is your man. I give this man 10/10 and again I am so glad I went with him to represent me in court. Thank you so much for all you did for me at court Jonathan Turner.
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Posted by Todd | November 15, 2023
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Highly Recommend
My son was charged with drug possession and we live out of state so were unsure who to call to represent him. We looked at Jonathan’s experience and reviews and decided to hire him, and we are glad we made that decision. Jonathan was professional and willing to take time to hear our concerns and provide advice. When we got to court he went straight to the DA to negotiate and within two minutes got us as good of a deal as we could have hoped for. I hope we won’t need his assistance again, but if we did we would have no hesitation to call him. Highly recommended.
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Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2023
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Thank you Jonathan
I was charged with a First Offense DUI. I haven’t been in any trouble (not even a ticket) so naturally i didn’t know what was going on, and was stressed about the whole process. Jonathan not only made me feel comfortable, but also got my charge lowered to a lesser charge. Thanks Jonathan, now i don’t have to worry about losing my career.
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Posted by Carolyn | September 30, 2023
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Simply the best
Jonathan took my son’s felony case to probation, and we are out of state . Even the judge mentioned what a stellar deal my son was getting . Thank you for your patience, knowledge, answering all of our crazy questions . This has been an extremely stressful situation that you confidently lead us and to the best resolution . Simply thanking you isn’t enough . I truly appreciate your insight and helpfulness.
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Response from Jonathan Turner September 30, 2023
Thanks for the kind review
Posted by Caleb | September 6, 2023
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Went above and beyond! Easy to work with, no headaches, and best outcome!
Johnathan is on point with his work! Started with charges for “phone display in windshield visible to driver”, simple possession/paraphernalia, and ended with all reduced to 1 year continuation and required donation to county animal shelter. I am so grateful I searched and found him!
Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2023
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Great Attorney who will fight for YOU!
When my daughter was charged with a misdemeanor, we immediately contacted Jonathan. We have never had to deal with something like this before so we were clueless. Thankfully Jonathan was able to work his magic and come to an agreement with the DA that was way better than expected. Even though we felt so lost and confused through it, Jonathan knew exactly what he was doing and EXACTLY what was needed to get the deal he got for my daughter! Thanks, Jonathan, for a job well done! Let’s hope we don’t ever need to hire you again, but if we do, you’re #1 on our list!
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Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2023
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Hit a cop car
I was in an accident with a cop vehicle and Jonathan was still able to win. He came in with a game plan and executed perfectly. I put my trust in him and you should too.
Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2023
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Great attorney!
I would highly recommend Jonathan Turner!! He is extremely professional, knowledgeable and honest which is what I needed. He was able to get my case dismissed. Thank you so much for everything!!
Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2023
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Thank you
Jonathan is patient, thorough, knows the law and will fight while investing every angle of your case in detail and with meticulous depth. I had complete trust in you and our mutual faith, thank you so much for fighting and believing in me until we prevailed.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner and Lead Attorney
  • Jonathan Turner, Attorney
  • 2011 - Present
  • Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney
  • Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
  • Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office
  • 1994 - 1997

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of South Carolina
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989
  • Virginia Tech
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Christopher Montella
  • Reversed and remanded for a new trial
  • State v Antoine Fowler
  • Dismissed all counts

Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • 1993 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • 2013 - 2017

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2023
  • Top 100 Dui Defense Attorney
  • National Association of Attorney Advocates
  • 2022
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2021
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2020
  • Criminal Defense
  • Elite Lawyers of America
  • 2019
  • Best DUI Lawyers in Nashvile
  • Expertise
  • 2018
  • Top 10
  • NACDA
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Invitation Selection
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Elite Lawyer Award
  • Elite Lawyers of America
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Distinguished Lawyer
  • Expert Network
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2017
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • Best DUI Lawyers in Nashville
  • Expertise
  • 2016
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1989
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • 1989
  • President's Scholarship
  • U. of South Carolina
  • 1989
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan is an excellent attorney. He is dedicated to his clients and achieves excellent results day in and out. He is a seasoned trial attorney that I endorse without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Without hesitation, I endorse Jonathan. I've tried cases with him and observed him in court. He simply just wins. Jonathan is compassionate with his clients and tenacious in fighting for their rights. If you're in a bind, call Jonathan."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan is a very professional and experienced lawyer. His experience allows him to advocate very effectively for his clients. Definitely recommend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. Jonathan's experience as a former prosecutor makes him an excellent defense attorney. He cares about his clients and he isn't afraid to fight for them!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jonathan is a tenacious lawyer who passionately pursues his clients interests. His intellectual approach and ability to switch gears on the fly gives him the tools for him to excel in the defense of his clients"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan is an aggressive criminal defense attorney who gets the best possible results for his clients. He is an ex-prosecutor whose extensive trial experience is now used to vigorously defend his clients. He does not hesitate to write or argue in his client's defense in the same manner. I have seen him in the courtroom on a number of occasions and in every case his client is receiving excellent representation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Turner's fearless advocacy exceeds all expectations. His experience and knowledge of the law shows whether it is a proceeding that takes much preparation or one that is necessarily spontaneous. He gets respect from all parties in the courtroom helping his clients all the way."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Turner has very extensive experience in both prosecuting and defending criminal cases. His skill and knowledge extends to all aspects of criminal cases from arraignment to trial."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He does a LOT of criminal defense work, especially in Williamson County. He is very familiar with the process and definitely isn't afraid to take your case to trial!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Turner. He is a very knowledgable attorney."
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