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When legal matters arise in your life, it is easy to be overwhelmed with the responsibilities that go along with your case. That is why you need a skilled attorney who will tirelessly seek a reliable solution to your problem. Attorney John Ballard from Ballard Law has extensive experience in handling all sorts of cases including criminal law, civil law, construction law, and more.

If you are facing a legal predicament, do not hesitate in contacting Attorney Ballard in Franklin, Tennessee, and scheduling a free consultation of your case.

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John Ballard

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Attorney John Ballard is dedicated to providing trustworthy legal representation on matters having to do with criminal law, civil law, landlord & tenant, corporate law, and construction law. With years of experience, he has a vast knowledge of many areas of the law and is ready to take on whatever case you are facing. Reach out to him today in Franklin, Tennesse, and set up a free consultation.
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Compassion

Attorney Ballard approaches each case with compassion. When you work with him, you will receive no judgment, just trustworthy legal advice.

Client-Focus

John Ballard is truly committed to seeking the right solution for your legal needs. No matter what you are facing, John will give everything he's got for you.

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John Ballard has dedicated his career to bettering his community and the people in it. Contact him today in Franklin to set up a free consultation.

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When civil legal problems arise, trust in Attorney John Ballard to represent you on your behalf. He wants to protect your good name and seek the justice that you are owed. If you are seeking compensation or need a reliable defense, contact Ballard Law today in Franklin, Tennessee, and schedule a free case consultation.

Case Results

The client had mailed meth from out of state to a UPS store here in Tennessee. Well, that did not turn out so well for him and law enforcement was tipped off. They waited for him and when he came to pick up the package he was arrested after paying for it. There were several 4th amendment issues related to the search. Case law seems to indicate that when a private individual is acting on behalf of law enforcement, 4th Amendment protections apply. Unfortunately, there was not much case law here in Tennessee, but there were in other jurisdictions and at the federal level. John Ballard worked tirelessly to draft a killer suppression motion and after sending it to the Assistant District Attorney, it was enough for him to extend a great offer of settlement. It went from 8 years to serve to 6 years on probation. The client was looking at 20 years if convicted at trial.

Result: Alleviated Sentence

It is not often that one is presented with an opportunity to withdraw a plea in criminal court, nor very wise to do in most cases. However, John Ballard recently had a client who pled guilty to two felonies but got bad advice on the immigration consequences. He was from Somalia which does not have a government and probably will not have one in the near future. So, the client would serve his time and then be held by ICE for deportation indefinitely. After years of being held in federal custody, he may be released under supervision only to be picked up and shipped out the moment Somalia forms a government. Thankfully, we were able to convince the court to allow the client to withdraw the plea.

Result: Approved Plea Withdrawal

John Ballard recently had a client who was on the run from a probation violation that she got years ago. Like so many other young people she did not take her probation seriously. Two years later, she had changed her life, gotten serious, and matured enough to want to deal with it. The problem was that it was in front of one of the toughest Judges in the State of Tennessee. She willingly turned herself in, knowing that there was no bond, and waited. Luckily, John was able to get a deal with the State that got her out of jail and back on probation, when we initially thought that she was going to have to serve her time.

Result: Alleviated Sentence

After a three-day trial in Nashville, John walked a man accused of credit card theft and hotel services theft. The client had been through more than one previous lawyer before John took the case and sat in jail for almost two years before his day in court. The Defense team was able to win the case by reminding the jury of their duty to hold the burden of proof to the State. After several witnesses, the jury deliberated for less than an hour and came back not guilty on all charges.

Result: Not Guilty
Possession of Meth & Intent to Sell

The client had mailed meth from out of state to a UPS store here in Tennessee. Well, that did not turn out so well for him and law enforcement was tipped off. They waited for him and when he came to pick up the package he was arrested after paying for it. There were several 4th amendment issues related to the search. Case law seems to indicate that when a private individual is acting on behalf of law enforcement, 4th Amendment protections apply. Unfortunately, there was not much case law here in Tennessee, but there were in other jurisdictions and at the federal level. John Ballard worked tirelessly to draft a killer suppression motion and after sending it to the Assistant District Attorney, it was enough for him to extend a great offer of settlement. It went from 8 years to serve to 6 years on probation. The client was looking at 20 years if convicted at trial.

Result: Alleviated Sentence
Plea Withdrawal for an Immigrant Client

It is not often that one is presented with an opportunity to withdraw a plea in criminal court, nor very wise to do in most cases. However, John Ballard recently had a client who pled guilty to two felonies but got bad advice on the immigration consequences. He was from Somalia which does not have a government and probably will not have one in the near future. So, the client would serve his time and then be held by ICE for deportation indefinitely. After years of being held in federal custody, he may be released under supervision only to be picked up and shipped out the moment Somalia forms a government. Thankfully, we were able to convince the court to allow the client to withdraw the plea.

Result: Approved Plea Withdrawal
Probation Dispute

John Ballard recently had a client who was on the run from a probation violation that she got years ago. Like so many other young people she did not take her probation seriously. Two years later, she had changed her life, gotten serious, and matured enough to want to deal with it. The problem was that it was in front of one of the toughest Judges in the State of Tennessee. She willingly turned herself in, knowing that there was no bond, and waited. Luckily, John was able to get a deal with the State that got her out of jail and back on probation, when we initially thought that she was going to have to serve her time.

Result: Alleviated Sentence
Credit Card & Hotel Theft

After a three-day trial in Nashville, John walked a man accused of credit card theft and hotel services theft. The client had been through more than one previous lawyer before John took the case and sat in jail for almost two years before his day in court. The Defense team was able to win the case by reminding the jury of their duty to hold the burden of proof to the State. After several witnesses, the jury deliberated for less than an hour and came back not guilty on all charges.

Result: Not Guilty

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Being accused of a crime can be one of the most stressful things that can happen to you. That is why Attorney John Ballard is devoted to aggressively advocating for your rights and fighting for your future. If you have been arrested, do not speak to the police. Instead, you should contact Ballard Law and allow Attorney Ballard to take over your case. He wants to obtain the best possible outcome for your case so that you can have a happier future.

Whether you have been arrested or charged with a DUI, sex crime, theft crime, or any other misdemeanor or felony, get in contact with Attorney John Ballard immediately and schedule a free consultation with him. The earlier you speak to him, the earlier you can move forward with your life. Reach out to his office in Franklin, Tennesee, to get started.