Clarksville Criminal Defense Attorney

Freedom is your right — our experienced Tennessee criminal defense attorneys are here for you.

We handle both military criminal matters on Fort Campbell and criminal matters in Tennessee. Our attorneys are licensed in Federal, State, and Military Courts.

If you are facing any criminal charge, our defense lawyers in Clarksville, Tennessee have the experience to build you the defense you deserve if you have been accused of a crime.

At Hibbeler & Associates, we understand that a criminal conviction can affect your life on all fronts — family, career, reputation, immigration status and freedom. We know how to build a compelling case on your behalf.

You want Wayne Hibbeler and M. Tyler Howard on your side because a conviction can result in severe penalties that include:

  • Jail time
  • Large fines
  • Probation
  • Paying restitution
  • Consequences at your workplace
  • Impact on immigration status
  • Loss of employment
  • Loss of future employment opportunities

Put Wayne Hibbeler and Tyler Howard’s experience as skilled criminal defense attorneys to work for you. They know how the system works in Clarksville, Fort Campbell, and surrounding counties on any criminal matter.

Defending You On Any Criminal Charge

Our attorneys are licensed in state, federal, and military Courts.


Federal Criminal Law:

If you have been charged with a crime in federal Court and/or on a military installation our attorneys can represent you. We have represented clients on federal charges of domestic assault, drug crimes, rape/sexual assault, homicide, and military court martials.


Felonies are serious crimes often involving violence for which you need to have an experienced lawyer to represent you. Felonies are crimes that are punishable from one year to life in prison or even the death penalty. We frequently handle these types of cases and can provide you the best defense possible.


Misdemeanors are less serious crimes that are punishable up to eleven (11) months and twenty-nine (29) days in jail. Misdemeanors can include petty theft, prostitution, public intoxication, driving under the influence (DUI), domestic assault, disorderly conduct, trespass, vandalism, and contempt.


Assault is defined in T.C.A. § 39-13-101 as the threat of bodily harm coupled with an apparent, present ability to cause the harm.      An assault can be aggravated, meaning some type of weapon was used, or it can be a domestic assault, meaning a family member or significant other was involved.

Criminal Domestic Violence:

Domestic violence involves violent or abusive behavior towards a family member or significant other. Tennessee laws regarding domestic offenses can be found in T.C.A. § 39-13-111.

Drug Crimes:

There are many types of drug crimes which can be classified as a felony or misdemeanor depending on the type of drug and the amount of the drug found. Some common examples are unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a specific type of drug, manufacturing, and trafficking.


A DUI charge can ruin your career and cause a suspension of your driver’s license. Our attorneys are very knowledgeable of DUI laws and can help save your career. T.C.A. § 55-10-401 states that it is unlawful for any person to drive or to be in physical control of any automobile or other motor driven vehicle on any of the public roads and highways of the state, any shopping center, trailer park, apartment house complex or any other location which is generally frequented by the public at large.

The penalties for a DUI conviction are jail time, fines, and loss of driver’s license. Penalties are also enhanced if you receive additional DUI convictions.


Do you have a charge that was dismissed or nollied that is preventing you from obtaining employment and passing background checks? Let us help you erase this from your record so it is not held against you. Some convictions are also eligible to be expunged if you have had no other convictions. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment to see if your charges are eligible for expungement.


As defined in T.C.A. § 39-13-201, homicide (murder) occurs when one person causes the death of another person. A homicide conviction can result in life in prison or even the death penalty for the offender. If you or someone you love is being charged with homicide you should seek counsel immediately.

Juvenile Offenses:

There are many different juvenile offenses a minor can be charged with. Some of the most common are truancy, unruly, assault, runaway, shoplifting, and possession of drugs. Penalties for juvenile charges are often different from similar adult charges. You need an attorney that knows the difference and is familiar with Juvenile Court. We can help!

Probation Violations:

If you get into further trouble or obtain additional charges while already on probation, you may be charged with a violation of probation in addition to the new charges you are facing. We can help you resolve both the violation of probation and represent you on the new charges. Further information regarding revocation of probation and suspended sentences can be found in T.C.A. § 40-35-311.

Public Intoxication:

Pursuant to T.C.A. § 39-17-310, public intoxication is a misdemeanor charge that occurs when someone is in a public place under the influence of a controlled substance or any other intoxicating substance to the degree that they are endangering themselves, they are endangering other people or property, or they unreasonably annoy people in the vicinity.


Robbery is a felony in the State of Tennessee. Pursuant to T.C.A. § 39-13-401 robbery occurs when a person intentionally or knowingly steals property from another person by violence or by fear of violence. The difference between robbery and theft is that theft does not involve violence or stealing from an individual.

Sex Crimes:

Sex crimes involve non-consensual sexual conduct such as rape, sexual battery, and sodomy. Sex crimes can be aggravated, meaning the crime is accompanied by force or coercion, a weapon, causing physical injury to the victim, or being assisted by one or more people. These sex crimes can also be classified as statutory, meaning the victim of the crime was under the legal age of consent. Laws regarding sex crimes are set forth in T.C.A. § 39-13-502-505.

Traffic Violations:

There are many traffic violations for which citations or tickets can be issued or you can be required to go to Court for depending on the violation. Some common traffic violations include speeding, failure to carry license, registration, or insurance (financial responsibility), leaving the scene of an accident, speeding, driving on a revoked or suspended license, and failure to obey a traffic device (running a red light), or failing to stop at a stop sign. Ignoring traffic citations can lead to bigger problems such as loss of your driver’s license or a warrant for your arrest.

Weapons Offenses:

Weapons offenses include violations of statutes or regulations that control deadly weapons. Deadly weapons are considered firearms and ammunition, silencers, explosives, and certain kinds of knives. Common weapons violations are a convicted felon going armed, possession of a weapon while intoxicated, and many other unlawful possession/ carrying of a weapon or firearm offenses. These offenses are defined in T.C.A. § 39-17-1307.

Contact our Criminal Defense Lawyers in Clarksville, Tennessee.

If you have been charged with a crime, call Hibbeler & Associates at (931) 919-5075 or contact us online to arrange for a free initial consultation.