Nashville Criminal Defense Attorney


At Nashville Criminal Attorneys our main concern is to ensure your rights and protect your freedoms! Led by Attorney David Ridings, the most dedicated and determined criminal defense attorney at one of the most respected law firms in Nashville, is ready to represent clients accused of crimes and municipal offenses, including traffic tickets, DUI, and serious felonies. He is an experienced trial lawyer, fully prepared to provide you with sound counsel and powerful advocacy and standing by with legal advice. David knows the criminal justice system from all sides, including criminal defense, prosecution, as well as the law enforcement side. This is the kind of experience you will get from a criminal defense attorney who has a depth of understanding regarding “how” the system works. And when it concerns your rights and freedom—why take a chance with a defense attorney who simply lacks the experience you need to build a solid defense.

When you face criminal charges for any offense it is imperative to get the best defense possible. Attorney David Ridings is dedicated to protecting your rights by representing you with an aggressive legal defense. You deserve nothing less.

Criminal Defense Practice
David Ridings’ experience both as a veteran Metro police officer and now a seasoned criminal defense attorney is prepared to represent clients in courts throughout Nashville and middle Tennessee in a wide range of criminal cases including but not limited to many different kinds of felonies. A felony is the term for a “very serious” crime which is punishable by 1 year or more in prison; misdemeanors are considered to be less serious, but are not any less important to you and your future. Crimes which are commonly considered to be felonies include: aggravated assault, arson, burglary, murder, and rape. Those who are convicted of a felony are known as felons. Originally, felonies were crimes for which the punishment was either death or forfeiture of property. Now, felonies are defined as any crime that is punishable by 1 year or more in prison. Actually, any charge that carries any amount of incarceration should be considered extremely serious.

Know your rights, exercise your rights, and most of all… protect your rights which are defined by the United States and the Tennessee state constitutions, statutes, rules, and judicial decisions. When a law enforcement officer questions you, ask to speak to your lawyer BEFORE answering any questions. When they ask permission to search your vehicle or you, politely refuse and ask to speak to your lawyer. Always be kind and considerate to officers. Never use profane or abusive language. You can exercise your rights, while being courteous at the same time.

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