Tennessee Criminal Defense Lawyer

When it comes to getting the best criminal defense attorney, you need more than just legal advice. It’s imperative to have a dedicated criminal defense lawyer who fights vigorously for you. Byron Pugh takes your case seriously from day one.
We dive deep into the details, scrutinize evidence, consult experts, and leverage every available legal avenue to build a strong defense for you. We understand that time is of the essence. For this reason, we act quickly to gather all facts that could be beneficial to your case.
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About Byron Pugh

Byron began his legal career in the courtroom as an Assistant District Attorney in Davidson County. He was first assigned to the domestic violence team where he prosecuted domestic assault, stalking and harassment cases. There he earned a reputation as a dedicated and effective advocate for domestic violence victims. Byron was on the general sessions team for over a year and gained valuable experience prosecuting DUIs, assaults, thefts and drug cases. For the majority of his tenure, Byron was assigned to Criminal Court where he handled major felonies including first degree murder, aggravated robbery, rape, and domestic aggravated assault.

Byron Pugh is a highly respected criminal defense attorney based in Nashville, Tennessee, dedicated to providing unwavering legal support to individuals facing various criminal charges. With a strong commitment to justice and a deep understanding of the legal landscape, Byron serves clients across Middle Tennessee, encompassing areas such as Williamson, Davidson, and Rutherford counties. Specializing exclusively in criminal defense, Byron Pugh focuses on protecting the rights and interests of his clients who find themselves in legal trouble, including those charged with drug crimes, DUI offenses, property crimes, sex crimes, domestic assault, and murder. To schedule your free consultation with Byron Pugh Legal, call (615) 857-3318 today.

Tennessee Criminal Defense Lawyer

Areas of Practice

Byron Pugh Legal offers comprehensive legal representation for individuals facing a wide range of criminal charges, utilizing strategic defense strategies tailored to each client’s unique circumstances and objectives.

Here’s aDetailed breakdown of the types of criminal cases Byron Pugh Legal handles, including but not limited to:

Drug offenses

  • Possession: Defending individuals charged with possession of illegal drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and prescription drugs without a valid prescription.
  • Distribution and Trafficking: Representing clients accused of selling, distributing, or trafficking controlled substances.
  • Manufacturing: Providing legal defense for individuals involved in the manufacturing or cultivation of illegal drugs.

Assault and battery

  • Simple Assault: Defending clients accused of intentionally causing harm or injury to another person without the use of a weapon.
  • Aggravated Assault: Representing individuals charged with assault involving the use of a deadly weapon or causing serious bodily harm.
  • Domestic Violence: Providing legal representation for individuals facing charges related to domestic violence incidents, including spousal abuse or assault against family members.


  • DUI/DWI Defense: Offering defense strategies for individuals charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Breathalyzer Refusal: Providing legal representation for clients who have refused to submit to a breathalyzer test during a DUI/DWI stop.
  • DUI/DWI Penalties: Advising clients on potential penalties, including fines, license suspension, and mandatory alcohol education programs.


  • Homicide Defense: Representing clients accused of murder or manslaughter, including first-degree murder, second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, and involuntary manslaughter.
  • Self-Defense: Building defenses based on self-defense claims for clients who have been charged with homicide.
  • Mitigation: Advocating for reduced charges or sentencing based on mitigating factors, such as mental illness or provocation.

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Sex Crimes

  • Rape and Sexual Assault: Providing legal defense for individuals accused of rape, sexual assault, or other sexual offenses.
  • Child Pornography: Representing clients facing charges related to the possession, distribution, or production of child pornography.
  • Sex Offender Registration: Assisting clients with legal issues related to sex offender registration requirements and compliance.

Property Crimes

  • Theft: Defending individuals charged with various types of theft, including larceny, burglary, robbery, shoplifting, and embezzlement.
  • Vandalism: Representing clients accused of causing damage to property belonging to others.
  • Fraud: Providing legal representation for individuals charged with fraud offenses, such as identity theft, credit card fraud, and insurance fraud.

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