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
    DUI & DWI
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Additional Practice Areas
  • Orders of Protection
  • Legal Writing for Attorneys
Video Conferencing
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  • 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
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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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Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered
Q. if i am a first time offender and got charged with shoplifting at walmart what will happen
A: Walmart is pretty serious about prosecuting shoplifting. Nevertheless, the outcome depends to a certain degree on what county you are in.

In Davidson County, for example, you have a good chance of getting the case retired if (1) it is your first offense, (2) if you pay restitution, and (3) you agree to a stay-away order. A retirement means that the case will not be prosecuted for a certain time (often 1 year), and then it can be dismissed and expunged at the end of that year, provided that you have not had any new charges.

In some other counties, DAs are less likely to agree to a retirement. In that case, for a first offense, a guilty plea with judicial diversion is a good option. Judicial diversion is a process that allows first-time offenders to avoid a criminal conviction and have their charge dismissed and expunged upon successful completion of probation. A stay-away order will likely be part of your probation. Keep in mind that if you violate your probation requirements or get arrested on new charges, you will no longer be eligible for diversion and your guilty plea will remain on your record.

You only get to use diversion once. So I suggest you speak with your attorney about whether or not to use it at the point. If your sentence is solely probation (no jail time), you maintain eligibility for diversion in the future by not utilizing it now. Some individuals choose to "save" diversion for potential future, more serious charges.

It is somewhat beyond the scope of your question, but I urge you to speak with your attorney about the consequences of a stay-away order, as it will likely be part of any shoplifting case outcome (with the exception of an acquittal).
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Grebert Law PLLC
120 Donelson Pike
Suite 102
Nashville, TN 37214
Telephone: (615) 237-8787
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