1. Hiring the Right Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Change Your Life

    If you've been accused of criminal wrongdoing, whether it's a simple traffic infraction or murder, hiring the right criminal defense lawyer is the first step to getting your life back in order. At TATE BYWATER, we've defended thousands of defendants over the years and have an excellent track record of helping people avoid the worst punishment. What can the right criminal defense attorney do for yo…Read More

  2. Honoring Our Veterans by Helping Them

    It's hard to express enough gratitude for those who put their lives on the line for all of us in defense of freedom. The heart of a veteran reflects the soul and bravery of America.  But along with their great courage on the battlefields of war too often they return home with physical and emotional scars that require healing and help. If you are a veteran, have a loved one or acquaintance who is…Read More

  3. Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child

    "Spare the rod and spoil the child" the saying goes. With origins in the Bible (Proverbs 13:24) but with more secular meaning today it has come to embody the idea that corporal punishment may be necessary to correct childish behavior and to instill and enforce values in a child. The most common form of corporal punishment is spanking; more dramatic forms of corporal punishment may be the use of a …Read More

  4. If You Need A Criminal Defense or Traffic Lawyer, Call Our Law Firm Right Away

    When you're in trouble with the law, it's important to contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Delaying this could get you in even deeper trouble. It doesn't matter what you've been accused of; we're here to be your criminal defense or traffic attorney to get you out the other side of the legal process in one piece. If you need a criminal defense attorney: No matter what you're ac…Read More

  5. Should I Plead Guilty or Not Guilty?

    Pleading guilty or no contest to a criminal charge is an option whether or not you really believe that you are guilty. Everyone who has spent much time in criminal court knows that most criminal defendants plead guilty. Sometimes defendants who are really innocent of the charges against them decide to plead guilty because they have been offered a deal that substantially reduces the likely penalty …Read More

  6. I Am Charged With A Crime

    Our law partner, Jim Tate, has written his first book. The title is I Am Charged With a Crime, and it is available here on Amazon.com. Jim was persuaded by his co-author, Charles Van Hardenbergh, to write the book; and we think you will agree Van was inspired to encourage him to write it. Jim Tate has been trying cases, many of them criminal, for almost a half century in the United States and in V…Read More