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Brent Horst

Brent Horst

Criminal Defense Attorney
(Nashville, TN)

Horst Law

Primarily located in Nashville Tennessee Mr. Horst has represented individuals accused of sexual based offenses thru out the southeast including the states of Tennessee, Alabama and Florida. Mr. Horst is licensed in Tennessee and Florida.

After law school, Brent immediately went to work in the State Attorney’s Office in Pinellas and Pasco County Florida. For the next seven years, Brent prosecuted all types of crimes and developed a reputation as an extremely effective sex crimes prosecutor, becoming the go-to guy when the office had a tough case of that type.

In 1994, family responsibilities took Brent to Tennessee, where he went to work for the Tennessee Attorney General and Reporter in the federal habeas corpus death penalty division defending State death penalty convictions in federal court. Later, he went to work at a large private law firm. Soon, however, he decided that the corporate style of large firms was not for him. He therefore opened his Nashville based criminal defense practice in 1996.

Brent Horst

Criminal Defense Attorney
(Nashville, TN)

Horst Law


The New Witch Hunt
Published Date: Nov 2017

The New Witch Hunt

Make no mistake about it, an entire industry has developed around sex crime prosecutions that employs a lot of police officers, prosecutors, social workers, victim advocates, and counselors, all of which have a vested employment interest in advancing an agenda. The title of this book “The New Witch Hunt, a guide for the accused in sexually based criminal prosecutions” is sure to send the sex abuse industry zealots and crusaders into an immediate fit of rage. They will say: how dare you deny that sexual abuse occurs.

My answer is that I do not deny that sexual assault and especially the sexual abuse of young children is a significant problem in our society. What the zealots and crusaders will not acknowledge however is that false allegations do exist, and that because of the bias held by many of those working in this industry a person is much more likely to be falsely accused and wrongfully convicted of a sexual based offense than any other type of serious crime.

The zealots and crusaders are the police officers, prosecutors, social workers, and victim advocates who any time that an accusation is made immediately believe the accuser and refuse to seriously consider that the allegation could be false. All of their efforts are focused on confirming the allegation and they will ignore exculpatory evidence suggesting the accusation could be false – thus resulting in the Witch Hunt to get their conviction.