DUI

ncdd_logo_linkDon’t let anyone tell you it’s no big deal! Being charged with a DUI is a serious concern and it’s imperative you seek the most competent representation.

Attorney David Ridings background as a police officer who handled many DUI and DWI arrests and has seen firsthand how the system works, has also spent over a decade as a police officer, and at the writing of this article, over 14 years as a criminal defense lawyer.

Ridings also worked at the Davidson County District Attorney’s Office, and therefore Ridings knows all sides of the criminal justice system, first hand. This is the representation you need when you or a loved one faces serious charges like a DUI.

Ridings knows how to build a solid defense against DUI charges and to ensure your rights have not been violated. Call today to set an appointment for a free consultation. Get the representation you deserve, from an attorney with experience you just can’t get from a book.

DUI and other criminal charges and David Ridings defense:

DWI/DUI drunk driving: Attorney Ridings provides vigorous defense to people facing first and multiple offenses. He has substantial knowledge about challenging inaccurate breathalyzer test results, and/or blood results. He has studied Chromatography, and knows how to read blood test data to ensure the tests were conducted properly. Clients such as truck drivers and other commercial drivers who have pressing concerns about losing their commercial driver’s licenses will get a strong defense of their rights by consulting with Ridings Law Group, P.C. *(see more on this below)

Drug Crimes: Ridings defends people facing felony and misdemeanor drug charges that include drug possession, drug manufacturing, and drug trafficking, drug paraphernalia and other drug activity.

Assault: This is a serious charge, especially when it is a domestic assault, and attorney Ridings has been providing defenses for over 14 years for assault charges including assault, aggravated assault, domestic violence/assault, and sexual assault crimes. Domestic Assault statute gives the police officer wide latitude in using officer discretion to determine the “primary aggressor”. Sometimes they get it wrong. Hire an attorney that examines and investigates that decision, and advocates that position to the Judge.

Burglary: Theft-related charges including burglary, robbery, larceny and shoplifting.

Expunctions: For some people, it is possible to have a criminal record expunged which will erase your criminal record.

Criminal Mischief and Criminal Trespass

Evading Arrest or Detention

Embezzlement, Fraud and Forgery

Homicide/Murder

Kidnapping

Violation of Protective Orders

Weapons Offenses

Driving with a Suspended License

*Driving under the Influence (DUI) is a criminal offense of operating a vehicle while suspected of being under the influence of either alcohol or drugs, or both.

Some other designations of DUI in other states are:

DWI (Driving While Intoxicated)
DWI (Driving While Impaired)
DUII (Driving under the Influence of Intoxicants)
OMVI (Operating Motor Vehicle Intoxicated)
OUI (Operation under the Influence)

Attorney David Ridings experience in prosecuting and defending DUI charges in Tennessee is invaluable in helping you build a solid and aggressive defense. Because of the seriousness of the charges, if found guilty you can face severe penalties such as:

Loss of Privileges

Fines

Impounded Vehicle

Multiple offenses can lead to:

Felony Charges

Local Confinement

Prison Sentences in Excess of 1 Year

Seizure/Forfeiture of Vehicle

Intrusive Bond Conditions, BEFORE you are even convicted of anything

Loss of license without the possibility of a restricted license

Loss of driving privileges for multiple years

Forced Blood tests

And much, much, more!

What about circumstances we all have encountered? Maybe you’ve driven a vehicle after a couple of beers or an after work drink. You may be close to the legal limit if stopped by the police. But if charged with DUI, what possible defense will you have? That’s where attorney David Ridings experience from both a cop on the streets, thru the prosecutor’s office, to an experienced defender is invaluable to you or your loved one who is charged with that offense.

Many factors play a role in how your defense can be built: your physical stature (height, weight,) and blood sugar level, the amount of food you had consumed, the amount of sleep you have had, the fact that you were involved in an accident… all determine how alcohol affects your ability to operate a vehicle. Your reputation is important to protect and too important to be left for amateurs to defend.

If you’re serving time for a DUI conviction but have failed to follow through on your sentence it could lead to more time in jail. You need to seek professional representation immediately so a bad situation doesn’t become worse. You could face another arrest if you don’t comply with the terms of your sentence such as:

Unable to complete court ordered treatment
Failure to meet on a timely basis with a Probation Officer
Not paying court ordered fines, costs or restitution
Failure to complete alcohol safety school,
And more…

Car key and a glass with Whiskey

Car key and a glass with Whiskey

Call Attorney David Ridings today to help correct the situation that leads to a probation violation. Consultations are free, and are imperative when you are charged with a crime.

Call 615-851-1888 today to discuss your DUI arrest!