Criminal Defense Practice Areas

At Ridings Law Group, P.C., we understand the severity if you are arrested and charged with a crime in Nashville, Tennessee. We realize that you could be facing a life-altering situation should you be convicted in a court of law. Because of this possibility, we aggressively investigate all the facts related to the crime with which you have been charged so we can then be able to build the most credible and solid defense and present your case thoroughly and meticulously giving you the best possible defense to prove your innocence. Our Nashville Criminal Lawyers handle cases in the following practice areas:

Felony
If you are charged with aggravated assault, sexual battery, or attempted murder, or otherwise charged with a felony you could face serious consequences if convicted. At Ridings Law Group, P.C., we practice expressly in the criminal law field, and will construct a detailed and solid defense to prove your innocence. It is of the utmost urgency that you receive legal advice and representation of an experienced, knowledgeable attorney, to avoid if at all possible serving time in prison. Because of his vast experience while serving as a Metro Nashville police officer, as well as his time of service with the Nashville District Attorney’s Office, you can trust Attorney David Ridings to bring an extra degree of experience to your case that other attorneys simply cannot offer. Experience that you don’t get from a book, or seminar. Real street experience.

Misdemeanor
While it may not sound as serious, being charged with a misdemeanor is a significant event, and one for which you should always seek legal counsel. The consequences of a possible conviction for any crime should convince you that misdemeanors can lead to many other personal problems. David G. Ridings is a skilled Nashville Criminal Lawyer, and as the founder of Ridings Law Group, P.C. stands ready to fully defend you and to use every legal remedy possible to present a strong defense so as to avert a conviction.

Domestic Violence
An argument or altercation between you and your spouse or significant other could escalate into a legal matter if the police are called to the scene, an arrest is made and a report is filed. Sometimes an arrest occurs even when BOTH parties tell the police that they do not want to prosecute the other. In fact, state law REQUIRES the police to make an arrest if certain factors exist. Therefore, if you’ve been arrested under domestic violence charges, the Nashville Criminal Lawyers at Ridings Law Group, P.C. have an edge in domestic violence cases. Using Attorney David Ridings’ past experience as a police officer they can examine your case from a police response point of view, often examining the facts and framing a defense much more clearly than lawyers who lack that same crucial experience.

DUI
Driving Under the Influence is a serious charge that can truly disrupt your normal functions and curtail many freedoms you may take for granted. In some cases a DUI conviction may prevent you from driving a vehicle, cause the revocation of your driver’s license, and complicate your work and family obligations. At Ridings Law Group, P.C., for over 13 years we have amassed an impressive record of representing clients charged with DUIs. Because of Attorney David G. Ridings’ extensive knowledge of the law he can thoroughly and aggressively represent you in your defense.

In the decade before becoming an attorney and then working with the District Attorney’s office, David Ridings gained valuable experience on the front lines as a police officer. During those ten years he made hundreds of arrests for offenses such as DUIs, giving him the knowledge of how the police officer builds a DUI case against the accused. He has also seen the same type of cases from the side of the prosecution. Because of this experience he knows precisely how to defend a client charged with DUI.

Don’t leave it to chance when experience is what you need. When you need an experienced Nashville DUI Lawyer, you need to call David Ridings.

Sex Crimes
If you’ve been arrested and charged with any of a number of sex-related charges, you should immediately get legal representation from a Nashville Criminal Lawyer who has experience and a track record with such crimes. You could face a mandatory prison sentence if you are convicted, in many sex crimes in Tennessee. In addition to serving time or costly fines or both, should you be convicted, you may be forced to be listed as a registered sex offender. You can lose you much valued freedoms and privacy. You need to make every attempt to avoid these severe penalties. The skilled attorneys at Ridings Law Group, P.C. led by Attorney David Ridings have gained invaluable experience investigating and defending those accused of sex crimes. When we represent you, our experience in knowing how to build your defense will be crucial in affording you every opportunity for acquittal.

Violent Crimes
While all criminal charges can have devastating consequences, a conviction in cases of violent crimes such as aggravated assault, rape, or murder, can be some of the most devastating to you or to those you love. At Ridings Law Group, P.C., we use our experience, knowledge, skills, and determination to aggressively defend your innocence. We work diligently to prevent the fallout that might accompany a guilty verdict, by aggressively representing you to prevent the guilty verdict in your case.

Property Crimes
Property Crimes are just that… “crimes against property”. They include such illegal activities as shoplifting, burglary, felony theft, robbery, and many other property crimes. The charges are very serious and you owe it to yourself to get the best possible representation. If you’ve been arrested for a property crime, you should seek a consultation regarding your legal rights from an experienced attorney. The Nashville Criminal Lawyers at Ridings Law Group, P.C. will investigate the circumstance of your charges with special attention to any mitigating circumstances to prepare you for trial. Even if you have been arrested and charged you need to insure that all your legal rights are afforded you. Aggressive and thorough representation is what you will receive at RLG.

Drug Crimes
The war on drugs in America is still waging strong. That means the courts are not lenient on cases ranging from casual drug possession to trafficking. If you are arrested for a drug crime the odds are it would bring severe penalties if you are convicted. When you’ve been charged with a drug crime, turn to the one place with the diverse background in the criminal justice system. Contact the experienced Nashville Criminal Lawyers at Ridings Law Group, P.C. Attorney David Ridings spent years serving in law enforcement and as an undercover officer working in a unit that specialized handling a variety of cases such as robbery, burglary, prostitution, and other vice-related investigations. This unit worked especially in the area of drug investigations and search warrants. Attorney David Ridings brings a unique perspective and valuable knowledge working the streets side-by-side with fellow officers. It’s this experience that gives you and edge when you are being defended on a drug related charge. With that kind of experience, who would you rather have with you in court on a drug charge?

Juvenile Crimes
As a parent of five boys, myself, I can safely say that … kids are just plain stupid sometimes. They make impulsive decisions that have heavy consequences. With that said, everyone deserves a second chance, and the best Juvenile Representation you can find.

If you are a minor or the parent of a minor that has been arrested for and charged with a crime, you’ll need the experience, legal advice, and competent representation from an experienced Juvenile Crimes attorney such as those at Ridings Law Group, P.C., led by Attorney David Ridings. If you are convicted of any Juvenile crimes, often referred to as juvenile delinquency, contrary to popular belief, the long term ramifications can follow you even through your adult years. Attorney David Ridings will help defend you by making every effort to prevent a conviction and the various legal consequences that may occur as a result. Attorney David Ridings’ background, both as a police officer and long-term Youth Staff member at his Church, brings an extra measure of understanding in the defense of juveniles charged with a crime. He provides a unique perspective to a minor charged with a crime, and often serves as a counselor who can advise and listen to their concerns beyond the lawyer-client relationship. It’s the kind of trust you should expect when it comes to helping a young person through a very trying experience. Ridings Law Group, P.C. attorneys have over 13 years experience defending those minors charged with juvenile crimes and protecting their rights throughout the entire judicial process. David Ridings also has employed valuable knowledge gained during his time in law enforcement to his practice, so you are assured the proper due process when and if your case is adjudicated.

Call 615-851-1888 to discuss your case with our Nashville Criminal Lawyers!