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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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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
  • DUI & DWI
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Domestic Violence
  • White Collar Crime
  • Juvenile Law
  • Free Consultation
    A free consultation allows the attorney to ascertain possible legal options.
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • 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
University of South Carolina - Columbia
B.S. (1989) | Finance
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, President's Scholarship, Beta Gamma Sigma
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Top 100 Criminal Law Attorney
American Society Legal Advocates
Elite Lawyer Award
Elite Lawyers
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 Law Attorney
American Society Legal Advocates
Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
National Trial Lawyer’s
Top Ten Attorney
Superior DUI Attorney
National Association for DUI DEfense
Top 10 Criminal Law Attorney
American Institute of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Top DUI Attorney Nashville
Professional Associations
Tennessee State Bar # 30621
Tennessee Bar Association
- Current
Virginia State Bar
Associate Member and Past Full Time Member
- Current
Speaking Engagements
Criminal Trials: A Case Study, Tennessee Bar Association, Nashville, TN
Tennessee Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
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.
Q. does the state of Tennessee pick up every aggravated assault case?
A: The State determines whether to move forward on criminal charges and not the victims. The State has the sole discretion as to whether or not they want to honor a victim'so request.
Q. my daughter is in blount county jail for violating her county probation what type of lawyer does she need?
A: Your daughter should consult attorneys who are experienced in handling probation violations including drug test violations. The reason is that there are a lot of rules and laws specific to these cases.
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342 Main Street
Suite 202-B
Franklin, TN 37064
Telephone: (615) 274-9309