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David Ridings

David Ridings

FORMER METRO POLICE OFFICER & PROSECUTOR
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI ...
  • Tennessee
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David G. Ridings, Nashville DUI Attorney

Former Metro Nashville Police Officer David Ridings is simply Nashville's BEST choice for your DUI Defense.

While his practice is 100% Criminal Defense, most of that is DUI defense. And rightfully so. Nashville DUI Attorney David Ridings has experience like no other Criminal Defense Lawyer around. He has experience on every side of the criminal justice system. (i.e. Police, Prosecution, Drug Enforcement, Probation and Parole, and now... Defense). He has a long history of service in law enforcement. He has served as a police officer for over 10 years at, both, Metro Nashville and Murfreesboro City Police Departments.

After leaving the Metro Nashville Police Department, David served at the Nashville District Attorney's Office in an internship learning the inner workings of the prosecutors office. Following that, he opened his Criminal Defense practice in the heart of Nashville and uses those skills he learned as a police officer and prosecutor to defend YOU.

Since 1998 David has maintained a practice in the Nashville and Middle Tennessee area which focuses exclusively on Criminal Defense and mainly DUI Law. He has successfully negotiated and/or tried hundreds of cases over the years.

He plans to take his experience full circle at some point, and run for Judge in Nashville Davidson County. And he brings this experience with him when consulting with you and defending you in court (whether that is in front of a Judge, a Jury, or simply negotiating with an assistant District Attorney). Therefore, he is able to construct a defense for you having experienced all of the tricks and strategies of the other side.

Get the representation you deserve from an attorney with the kind of experience you just can't get from a book!

Education
Nashville School of Law
J.D. | Law
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Honors: Top Ten Percent of Class; Selected by Staff to speak for the class at Graduation.
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Middle Tennessee State University
M.S. | Masters in Criminal Justice Administration
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Activities: Thesis on Community Policing in Metro Nashville Davidson County.
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Middle Tennessee State University
B.S. | Criminal Justice Administration; Psychology; Sociology
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Ridings Law Group, P.C.
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Criminal Defense Attorney; DUI Attorney; Drug Defense Attorney; Domestic Violence Defense Attorney; Practice in the area of criminal defense, representing citizens charged with misdemeanors and/or felonies, as well as Juvenile Criminal Cases. Any and all criminal defense from the smallest misdemeanor charge, to the most serious felony charge. October 1998 to Present...
Assistant District Attorney - Internship
Metro Nashville District Attorney's Office
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Worked during my last year in law school under a program where I got licensed early pursuant to a supreme court rule, and interned at the DA's Office.
Police Officer
Metro Nashville Police Department
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Patrol Officer (PO II); Master Patrol Officer (POIII); Undercover Police Officer.
Police Officer
Murfreesboro Police Department
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Patrol Officer in Murfreesboro, TN.
Internship
Tennessee Board of Paroles
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Interned within the Tennessee Board of Paroles; gaining invaluable experience, and making lasting relationships that still prove useful today.
Internship
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
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Worked on the Governors Task Force for Marijuana Eradication under Governor Ned Ray McWherter.
Speaking Engagements
TACDL Year End CLE, TACDL Year End CLE, Justice AA Birch Building, 408 Second Ave North
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
TACDL Year End CLE
Awards
Police Academy Top Academic Average Award
Metro Nashville Police Department
Top Officer at the Metro Nashville Police Training Academy. Award given by the Metro Nashville Police Department to the top performing officer, academically, at the training academy.
Police Academy Top Physical Fitness Award
Metro Nashville Police Department
Top Officer, Physically, at the Metro Nashville Police Training Academy. Award given by the Metro Nashville Police Department to the top physically performing officer, academically, at the training academy.
Police Academy John R. Cunningham Award
Murfreesboro Police Department
Top Officer at the Tennessee State Police Training Academy. Award given by the National Sheriff's Association to the top performing officer at the training academy.
Professional Associations
DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Member
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Tennessee Highway Patrol Retired Officers Association (THPROA)
General Counsel
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Activities: Currently General Counsel for the Tennessee Highway Patrol Retired Officers Association. (THPROA). Enjoy representing the THPROA, and meet with them regularly, including the Annual Banquet each year in Nashville, TN.
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Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
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Fraternal Order of Police
Member/Attorney for Members
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Activities: 1989 through Present. Member of the FOP, and Attorney for various members.
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Tennessee
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free Consultation on ALL Criminal Matters
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All Major Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat Rate Fees in almost all cases. No hourly billing; No expenses billed to client in most cases, with the exception of expert witness fees and blood retesting (if needed). PLEASE MENTION YOU FOUND ME ON JUSTIA FOR A $200 DISCOUNT FROM YOUR RETAINER FEE.
Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    DUI & DWI
    Juvenile Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Blog
Nashville Criminal Defense Lawyer David G. Ridings, Attorney
Contact & Map
Nashville's DUI Attorney
Nashville Criminal Attorney
Ridings Law Group, P.C.
211 Union Street
Suite 202
Nashville, TN 37201
Telephone: (615) 851-1888
Cell: (615) 394-7611
Fax: (615) 851-1886