Hello! This is Steve Oberman. I apologize for interrupting your browsing but I thought I’d take a few moments to mention some matters for your consideration. Criminal convictions carry severe consequences that can follow for the rest of one’s life. However, just because you or a loved one has been arrested doesn’t mean a conviction is forthcoming. For instance, a violation of your constitutional rights can keep incriminating evidence from being used against you at trial. Lawyers call this “suppressing” the evidence.

Our investigation of the case often reveals other major mistakes made in police investigations. For instance, in DUI cases, the prosecution may base its case on faulty field sobriety tests or questionable blood or breath tests.

Therefore, it is important to hire a criminal defense attorney who studies and uses the constitutions of both the United States and the State of Tennessee to ensure that your rights were not violated and to question the evidence of the prosecution. We not only study these laws, our opinions are published in books and by nationally distributed magazines. My law partners and I regularly teach defense lawyers, judges, police officers, and prosecutors. We educate them about the intricacies of DUI cases—including blood tests, breath tests and other tests that police officers use to establish what they believe is enough evidence to arrest someone for this serious crime. In fact, all of the trial lawyers in our firm have received much of the same training as the arresting officers in administering field sobriety tests and drug recognition evaluations. Check out our resumes!

If you are researching lawyers to represent you or your loved one, you should consider that the focus of the Oberman and Rice Law Firm is in defending those accused of violating a criminal law—not personal injury, social security disability or business law. Even though I am honored to be certified as a DUI Defense Specialist by the National College for DUI Defense, we defend people accused of everything from murder to bank fraud to speeding tickets. You can learn more about the background and experience of each of our lawyers by clicking on the link at the top of the page entitled, “Our Firm.”

Take the time to review this website.  There is a lot of information here that we hope will help you find the answers to a lot of your questions about this complicated area of law.

We know there are a lot of options when it comes to hiring a lawyer. Don’t you owe it to yourself to investigate our qualifications? After you do, I suggest you ask around. Seek out the recommendations of attorneys who practice in other areas of law, ask police officers you may know, or even any of the courthouse personnel. I am confident that you will hear complimentary remarks about our practice.

If this case is important to you, call us! Or fill out the contact form on our website. There is no charge for an initial consultation. If we choose to accept your case, we have a variety of fee structures and payment plans available. Thank you for listening. We look forward to meeting you! After all, we mean it when we say: “Your Future Is Our Present Concern®.”

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