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From the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame to the Parthenon and Broadway, Nashville is a popular destination for visitors from other states and countries. Unfortunately, an arrest at the Nashville International Airport or in the city can ruin your vacation. Not only could you spend the rest of your trip behind bars, but without a lawyer, you may have to travel back and forth from your home to Nashville to attend court hearings for your case.

If you have been arrested for a crime in Nashville while visiting, Andrew C. Beasley, PLLC is committed to protecting your rights, reputation, and freedom. As a former prosecutor, I have an extensive understanding of the criminal justice process and the local courts to help you navigate the complexities of your case. My team and I will work hard to get the best outcome possible in your case.


Find out more about how our Nashville tourist and airport crimes lawyers can help—call (615) 274-4009 to book a free consultation!


Common Types of Tourist & Airport Crimes in Tennessee

Since the events of September 11, 2001, there has been a significant increase in airport security and flight procedures to protect travelers and workers alike.

The most common crimes that occur at an airport include bringing a firearm or dangerous weapon and possession of drugs or other contraband after going through a security checkpoint. While it may be legal to conceal carry or possess marijuana in other states, doing so at the Nashville International Airport can lead to serious criminal penalties.

While on vacation in the city, the most common crimes committed by visitors include:

No matter what charge you’re facing, going through the Tennessee criminal justice system can prove difficult if you are not a state resident.

What Happens When You Are Charged with an Out-of-State Misdemeanor?

States have the power to prosecute crimes that happen within their borders. This is known as “jurisdiction.”

If you are charged with a crime while visiting Nashville, the state of Tennessee will have jurisdiction. It doesn’t matter whether you’re from California, New York, or anywhere in between.

This also applies if you commit a crime remotely, such as buying drugs online from a dealer based in Nashville.

When Can I Return to My Home State or Country?

Luckily, for misdemeanors, you will be allowed to return to your home state or country after you get out of jail.

At this point, you should hire a local tourist defense lawyer to represent you for the rest of your case. You may not need to make your initial appearance in court in person, but your lawyer will go on your behalf to defend you against serious allegations.

It is possible for a skilled attorney to get your case dismissed during this first court appearance. In most cases, however, you will need to return for your trial date.

From here, our tourist and airport crimes attorney can walk you through the rest of the process, which varies by case. Whether you will need a plea deal, want to fight for dismissal, or will need to go through a bench trial, I will work tirelessly to get you the best results possible.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

If you are facing a misdemeanor or a felony offense, having an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side can make a difference between conviction and freedom.

At Andrew C. Beasley, PLLC, we can investigate your case, determine your available legal options, and help you either get your entire case dismissed or your charges reduced to avoid jail or prison time.


To discuss your case, contact a Nashville tourist and airport crimes attorney online.


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