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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Letters of Support in Criminal Sentencing Hearings

March 14, 2015

Letters relevant to punishment are allowed in sentencing hearings in state and federal court. Gathering letters of support is a good thing for your client’s family to do, but they often do not know how to go about it. Here is an example of guidance I provided in a recent gun case. Guidelines in writing […]

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Ben Raybin’s Client Prevails in TN Supreme Court Case

March 9, 2015

The Tennessee Supreme Court has held in favor of a man represented by attorney Ben Raybin, who argued that the State failed to follow proper procedure in seizing property. Tennessee’s civil forfeiture statutes allow the State to obtain forfeiture of property “used in the commission” of certain crimes, including possession of child pornography. The State […]

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The Reality of Child Porn & House Forfeiture

November 25, 2014

You could lose your home to the government if police find illegal images on your computer. Every state is different, but in Tennessee any property may be seized by the state if it is “used in the commission of” an offense for exploitation of a minor. T.C.A. § 39-17-1008(a). These offenses are more commonly known […]

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Merger of Offenses

November 3, 2014

Case:   State of Tennessee v. Terrence Justin Feaster The Legal Issue Whether convictions for attempted voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault should have been merged under due process principles. Facts of the Criminal Defense Case The defendant assaulted his girlfriend and savagely beat her over some period of time.  He was convicted of both aggravated assault […]

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Right of Confrontation: Medical Examiners Report

November 3, 2014

Case:   State v. Thomas Lee Hutchinson Issue:   Can a medical examiner testify as to the contents of an autopsy report written by a different medical examiner? Facts:  One medical examiner prepared the autopsy report but did not testify.  A second medical examiner testified as to the contents of the report over the objection of the […]

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