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Tennessee Frequently Asked Criminal Defense Questions

Answers from Our Nashville Criminal Defense Attorney

When you are arrested and charged with a crime, hiring competent and experienced legal representation is essential to the outcome of your case. Our Nashville criminal defense attorney at Ridings Law Group, P.C. is committed to protecting your rights at every stage of the legal process. This page contains answers to commonly asked questions.

If you have a question not answered here, please contact our law firm at (615) 412-0222.

  • What types of cases does your firm handle?

    Attorney David Ridings represent clients charged with:

  • What are the penalties for DUI convictions?

    The specific penalties vary depending on the number of offenses, but may include:

    • First offense – Up to 11 months in jail, fines of $350-$1,500, license revocation for up to 1 year, and alcohol and drug treatment program
    • Second offense – 45 days to 1 year in jail, $600-$3,500 fine, license revocation for 2 years, court-ordered alcohol program, and your vehicle may be confiscated
    • Third offense – 120 days to 1 year in jail, $1,100-$10,000 fine, 6-10 year license revocation
    • Fourth and subsequent offenses – Felony charges with a minimum of 1 year in jail, $3,000-$15,000 fine, and an 8-year license revocation
  • Is DUI a felony or misdemeanor?
    The first offense is a misdemeanor if no accident or injury occurred. If there are prior DUIs or someone is hurt or killed, the charges may be elevated to a felony.
  • How long does a DUI conviction stay on my record?
    If you are found guilty of DUI in Tennessee, the conviction stays on your record for 10 years.
  • Do you offer a free consultation?
    Yes, free consultations are available. Please call the law firm at (615) 412-0222 for an appointment.
  • Why should I hire your firm?
    Attorney David Ridings has a unique perspective, due to his past careers as a law enforcement officer and prosecutor. He uses his knowledge of the other side to benefit his clients and formulate a solid defense.
  • What should I do if I am arrested?
    If you are arrested for any crime, the first thing you should do is contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. This is your right and the best way to make sure your rights are protected.

Why Ridings Law Group, P.C. is the Right Choice

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  • Over 20 Years of Criminal Defense Experience
  • A Decade as a Former Police Officer
  • Honest and Aggressive Reputation
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