Memphis Criminal Defense Attorney

Let one of the most well-regarded criminal defense law firms in Tennessee take your case! The Hamilton Law Firm offers extensive courtroom experience along with an impressive knowledge of the state’s criminal and civil law. Led by veteran defense lawyer Daniel Hamilton, you and your family will receive effective representation and attention to detail at every step. Whatever the charges or the circumstances, Daniel Hamilton wants people to know they are not alone. There’s no substitute for a trained and experienced attorney who can help when the chips are down and a legal strategy is needed.

If you are in trouble with the law, you need representation from an experienced Memphis criminal defense attorney immediately. Nothing can prepare you for an arrest and formal charges brought against you or someone you care about. The Hamilton Law Firm understands the emotional and psychological stress you are experiencing and will work diligently with you to improve your chances of a favorable outcome in your criminal case.

Daniel Hamilton has the legal knowledge, ability and experience to help you through this difficult time in your life. Mr. Hamilton knows the criminal justice system and uses innovative strategies to fight the charges brought against you.

The Hamilton Law Firm represents clients who have been charged with all types of criminal offenses including DUI, drug possession, theft, assault, violent crimes, murder, sex crimes, guns and weapons charges, and more.

Daniel has the experience, resources, knowledge and persistence to help you through the criminal process so you can get your life back together.

Criminal Defense Cases

The Hamilton Law Firm has represented clients charged with everything from murder to embezzlement, drug possession to domestic violence. We don’t handle child support arrearages or expungements but we’re happy to help with any other matter. As a defense lawyer, Daniel knows anyone can be accused of a crime, and they need effective representation in a hurry. He also knows that some people make once-in-a-lifetime mistakes. Either way, they need a knowledgeable guide through the complex and frightening legal system.

Whether you’ve been charged with a DUI in Germantown, need help with a divorce in Memphis, or anything in between, Daniel Hamilton and his experienced staff will provide outstanding representation for every client, no matter your situation or status. We’re always happy to provide a free legal consultation to learn more about you and your situation. If we take the case, we go immediately to work on your behalf, whether it’s taking the case to trial or looking for opportunities to settle outside of court.

Here are some of the criminal defense cases we typically handle:

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Why Hire The Hamilton Law Firm

If you or a loved one is charged with a crime, there are probably a variety of things you are feeling and hearing right now. Accusers, friends, the public and family members will all have opinions, could state them publicly and embarrass you on social media. The charges against you are confusing and you are wondering what happens next. Can I still go to work? Does anyone know what happened? Will this charge effect my future?

We are here to help you and there are many defenses we can apply to make sure you attain a favorable outcome in your case. We can help you get your life back on track.

Daniel is an experienced DUI attorney. He has handled hundreds of DUI cases in Memphis. We see many factors influencing DUIs ranging widely, from how old you are to your blood-alcohol content to who is driving, to whether or not you were in control of your car even when the car is in park. Because the laws are so complex, and because it’s not always clear whether or not you were actually at fault, it’s a good idea to hire an attorney who specializes in DUI law.

We also have experience handling murder, homicide and manslaughter charges. Given the life-altering, if not life-ending consequences to you upon a conviction for murder, your legal defense needs to be as thorough and aggressive as possible, as early as possible. Facts need to be verified or accounts challenged; witnesses for both you and the state need to be identified and their credibility investigated; evidence needs to be gathered before it disappears, and much more goes into preparing for a murder trial.

If the case permits, Daniel Hamilton will begin the criminal case by gathering each police report, 911 call, subpoena and dispatch recordings related to the accusation against the client. Then, Daniel will travel to the crime scene, take photos and interview witnesses. You can be sure, Daniel is on your side and working to get your life back in order.

Daniel’s effective techniques often reveal inconsistencies in police reporting and investigations. Police mistakes occur during investigations, though an experienced criminal defense attorney can determine where inconsistencies lie and the best defense against them. Daniel can then craft strategies for fighting charges, navigating the Tennessee criminal justice system and attain the best outcome for you or your loved one.


My fees are reasonable and I accept payment plans.
This is an important and sensitive question. Times can be tough, and you need legal representation now. Typically, judges in Memphis will allow you to reset your case in order to get your attorney hired. This can range anywhere from one to three months. If you call Mr. Hamilton as soon as you are charged, then he will have plenty of time to set up a payment plan if needed.

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200 Jefferson Avenue
Suite 1500
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 512-2287
Monday – Friday 9am-5pm