Carla Grebert

Carla Grebert

Grebert Law PLLC
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence
  • Tennessee
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I am a lawyer because I love the law, but I am a criminal defense lawyer because I love people.

It's my firm belief that everyone, no matter their situation, deserves to be treated with fairness and compassion. In our legal system the odds are stacked in favor of the prosecution, with district attorneys and law enforcement pushing hard for convictions. That's where I come in – I'm here to even the playing field and make sure you get a fair chance. Behind every case is a person with a unique story, and it's my job to tell that story, to make sure the DA and the court know that you are a person, not a case number.

Being your lawyer isn't just about putting up a strong defense; it's about making sure your rights are honored, to fight against overreach by police and district attorneys.

I defend clients in Davidson County and Wilson County, Tennessee on wide-ranging misdemeanor and felony criminal charges, such as DUI, assault, gun charges, drug charges, theft, and more.

I also defend against petitions for orders of protection. An order of protection against you can limit where you can shop, work, and go about your daily life. It will also keep your from possessing a firearm. I will work with you to mount a defense to so you have the best chance of defeating a petition for an order of protection.

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Additional Practice Areas
  • Orders of Protection
  • Legal Writing for Attorneys
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Most matters are on a flat-fee basis, which is determined based on the facts and complexity of your case.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee
ID Number: 038426
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Professional Experience
Grebert Law PLLC
- Current
Judicial Law Clerk
Tennessee Court of Appeals
Nashville School of Law
Honors: Top 10%
Activities: Legal Aid Society
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University of Tennessee - Knoxville
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University of Tennessee - Knoxville
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Professional Associations
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Tennessee Bar Association
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American Bar Association
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Nashville Bar Association
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Websites & Blogs
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Legal Answers
5 Questions Answered
Q. Got pulled over and got caught with fentanyl and meth. Agreed to cooperate. Did I really get charged
A: I generally see people getting charges in these situations, but I have no way of knowing what happened in yours based on your question.

Were you arrested and booked? If so, you were charged. Were you not arrested, but you have a booking date to report? If so, you were charged. Do you have a court date? If so, you were charged.

It is possible that the police are using you as a criminal informant and not charging you. But the fact you are not sure whether or not you were charged is worrying. You need a lawyer now. The first step will be to get the facts so that you know where you stand, from a legal standpoint

Absolutely DO NOT speak to the police again or to the DA without a lawyer. No matter what you said to them before, it is important to have a lawyer to protect you going forward. They are not on your side, no matter what they might say. The police also can and will lie to you to get you to say what they want. ... Read More
Q. Judge adjourned trial and announced defense atty mother died. I feel the jurors were sympathetic to defense.
A: You haven't asked a question or given much information, so I have to assume some things to respond to you.

You have posted this question in "criminal law," so I am assuming that you are the victim of a crime and that you feel that the defendant has some unfair advantage because of the jury's sympathy with his/her attorney's mother.

If this is the situation, I suggest that you speak with the district attorney who is working on the case or the victim-witness coordinator about your concerns. The DA will determine whether the prosecution of the case has been compromised by this situation to such an extent that some action needs to take place.

If your situation is NOT what I am assumed, please submit your question again and give more detail to help us understand the problem you are having. ... Read More
Q. I was arrested for a first time public intoxication I spent 4 hrs in jail and was a $100 fine can I have it expunged?
A: The short answer is "not yet." Any offense that was dismissed is immediately expungable. However, convictions are different.

This conviction will be expungable five years after you complete the sentence for it, provided you meet certain requirements. You must have no convictions of non-expungement offenses prior to this one (anywhere); you must have never had a conviction expunged (anywhere); and you must complete all court-imposed requirements, such as paying fines and court costs.

The law does change, however, so you might want to check in with a lawyer in a couple of years to see if eligibility for expungement has changed.
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Contact & Map
Grebert Law PLLC
120 Donelson Pike
Suite 102
Nashville, TN 37214
Telephone: (615) 237-8787