Dave was extremely professional but more importantly I was treated as a person not a case. He always returned calls and emails in a very timely manner. I would definitely recommend Dave to help with legal needs! -Jennifer S.

As someone who never had a lawyer, David made everything as simple as possible. He is very easy to communicate with and provides all the answers and support you will ever need. If I ever need a lawyer again, David will be my first choice to contact. -Andrew

I was falsely accused of something and had an order filed against me. Ben represented me during court and successfully had the order dismissed. He also went above and beyond to make sure it would not show up on my record. – Brittany.

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Nashville Criminal Defense Lawyer comments about the New Immigration ruling.

April 11, 2010

David Raybin, notes in this Tennessean article, that the new immigration ruling by the United States Supreme Court is “the immigrant’s Miranda rule.” The Court ruled that changes to immigration law have dramatically raised the stakes of a noncitizen’s criminal conviction. Because the drastic measure of deportation or removal is now virtually inevitable for a […]

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Bond Source Hearing Required in Davidson County (Nashville)

April 9, 2010

In Davidson County (Nashville, Tennessee), the General Sessions and Criminal Courts require a bond source hearing pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 39-11-715 before any bond can be posted of $75,000 or more or before any person can post a cash bond of $10,000 or more. The courts have the authority to require such source hearings […]

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Arguing with Police Officers does not equal Disorderly Conduct

April 2, 2010

In a recent Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals decision in State v. Teddy Ray Mitchell, the court found that the Defendant’s actions by arguing with police officers did not violate the law against disorderly conduct. In this case, the Defendant attended a rally at the County Courthouse. He was confronted by officers initially for parking […]

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Lawyer seeks to vacate conviction after death

March 30, 2010

KoulisMotion Letter.pdf David Raybin recently filed an appeal with the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals seeking to vacate the conviction of his client, Dr. Christ Koulis, a former plastic surgeon that was convicted of criminally negligent homicide in Franklin, Tennessee (Williamson County) in a case that drew significant media attention. Mr. Raybin had originally filed […]

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In Tennessee you better be direct when asking for an attorney

March 25, 2010

The Tennessee Supreme Court recently held in State v. Turner that when a person asks a police officer to retrieve his cell phone, which apparently contained the cell phone number of a pre-paid legal services provider, and telling an officer that he could want an attorney if he could afford one that such was not […]

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