John P. Cauley

John P. Cauley

Experienced Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Appeals & Appellate...
  • State of Tennessee
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John P. Cauley is a criminal defense attorney serving Franklin Tennessee and the surrounding areas since 1994. Prior to attending law school Mr. Cauley served in the United States Marine Corps where he earned the rank of Major. Mr. Cauley is also a former Assistant Attorney General where he served in the Criminal Justice Division. He has extensive trial and appellate experience. If you face a criminal charge in the State of Tennessee -- including Federal charges you need someone who enjoys a fight and knows what it takes to win. Each case is handled personally by Mr. Cauley. Our law office strives to provide affordable representation for our clients. John P. Cauley practices law throughout Tennessee. Call us today at (615) 790-2426 for a free consultation or for more information.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Juvenile Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State of Tennessee
1st Circuit
6th Circuit
U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Tennessee
U.S. District Court -- Middle District of Tennessee
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Federal Criminal Defense Attorney
Criminal Justice Act Panel --- Middle District of Tennessee
- Current
Criminal Justice Act Panel Member--- Middle District of Tennessee
Trial Attorney
Criminal Defense
- Current
Assistant Attorney General--Criminal Justice Division
Attorney General and Reporter
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Appellate Prosecutor. Extensive experience before the Court of Criminal Appeals and Supreme Court of Tennessee.
Officer
United Stated Marine Corps
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Education
Michigan State University
J.D.
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Honors: Moot Court Board Member
Saint Vincent College
B.A. / Philosophy
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Professional Associations
Tennessee Bar Association
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Reported Cases
Appellate Courts--- State of Tennessee
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered

Q. If im on 2yr parole and i got violated reason didnt report to probation officer how much time will i have to do
A: This answer assumes that this is the first time that your probation has been revoked --- If that is true then will be granted a "DETERMINATE RELEASE." DETERMINATE RELEASE = A release to probation granted by statute T.C.A. 40-35-50 that applies to all felons sentenced to two (2) years and under. The determination of eligibility for such probation is based solely upon the length of sentence as imposed by the sentencing court. The judge has sentenced you to serve two (2) years or less to the Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) with a percent range. When you meet that range or Release Eligibility Date (RED) TDOC certifies the offenders eligible to go out on Determinate Release Probation. At this time the Board of Probation and Parole sets release dates and sends out notification. Approximately 15 working days later the offenders are released to probation. I hope that helps.
Q. If a case status says criminal court bindover, is there a statue of limitations for them to prosecute?
A: That is a difficult question to answer. When a criminal court refers to a case as "bind over" it tells me that the defendant was arrested and formally put on notice of the charge. From that point a delay in presenting the case to the grand jury and any resulting delay in a trial are due process/speedy trial issues -- not "statute of limitations" issues. To have a charge dismissed on due process grounds is extremely rare. The test requires that the defendant prove (1) that the delay caused substantial prejudice to the defendant's right to a fair trial, and (2) that the delay was an intentional device to gain a tactical advantage over the accused. No small task. But -- to answer the question, no statute of limitation but the government can't wait forever without having to explain the delay.
Q. A person in tennessee cited for patronizing a prostitute would they be arrested or just fined.
A: Generally -- there is an arrest and a bond set. The resolution of the case will depend upon the person's history. Normally, if found guilty or if the person pleads guilty, there can be some minimal jail time (24-48 hours) and a fine of some sort. It varies from case to case and upon the jurisdiction.
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1550 W. McEwen Dr, Ste 300
Franklin, TN 37067
USA
Telephone: (615) 243-7839
Fax: (615) 261-7070