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Davidson County General Sessions Court - Criminal Division
Justice A. A. Birch Building
408 2nd Avenue North, Suite 2120
The Davidson County Criminal Court Clerk's Office handles General Sessions criminal cases as well as Criminal Court cases.
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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Davidson County General Sessions Court - Criminal Division as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Davidson County, Tennessee, and resources applicable to all courts in Tennessee.
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Davidson County Civil Case Records
Search Davidson County Circuit, Probate, and General Sessions Civil Division case records. Some document images are also available. A paid subscription is required.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Davidson County Criminal Dockets
Search Davidson County Criminal Court and General Sessions Court criminal appearance list, criminal docket, and review docket by date; or view the dockets and lists by defendant name.
Published opinions and orders
Forms and related information
View and download Tennessee court forms, including divorce, General Sessions Civil Court, Juvenile Court, mediation, child support, parenting plan, Order of Protection, and Trial & General Sessions Court.
Online fine payments
Self help, legal research, general information
Davidson County Mental Health Court
View information about Davidson County Mental Health Court, a program of General Sessions Court that can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some offenders with mental health problems.
Davidson County Recovery Court
View information about Davidson County Recovery Court, a program of General Sessions Court that can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some offenders with substance abuse problems.
Davidson County Veterans Court
View information about Davidson County Veterans Court, a program of General Sessions Court that can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some offenders who are veterans with substance abuse or mental health problems.
Davidson County Criminal and Juvenile Information
The Metropolitan Public Defender's Office offers a guidebook of information about the criminal justice process, court procedure, investigations, diversion programs, incarceration, probation, Drug Court, day reporting, and appeals.
Davidson County Criminal Procedure and Victim Information
The Davidson County District Attorney General's Office offers information about criminal procedure, expungements, warrants, victim and witness rights and resources, and domestic violence. Answers to frequently asked questions and a glossary of terms are also provided.
Davidson County Environmental Court
View information about Davidson County Environmental Court, a specialized court handling local ordinance violations concerning buildings, trash, litter, and animal complaints.
Davidson County Expungement Information
View information about expungement of criminal records in Davidson County Criminal and General Sessions Courts, with links to forms, checklists, and eligibility criteria.
Davidson County Metro Citation Information
View information about Davidson County Metro citations for code, environmental, water, public works, and similar minor violations. Answers to frequently asked questions and Information about fine payments and court appearances are provided.
Middle Tennessee Legal Information
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and The Cumberlands offers downloadable booklets about various legal topics, self-help videos, and links to additional online resources.
Child Support Services
The Tennessee Department of Human Services offers legal information and services related to child support, including application for services, paternity establishment, support modification, guidelines and calculators, answers to frequently asked questions, and online payments.
View or search Tennessee Court Rules, including Rules of Evidence, Rules of Procedure, and links to local court rules.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Tennessee, including local programs and housing counseling agencies, financial assistance, and a link to legal aid providers.
Juvenile Court Information
View answers to frequently asked questions about juvenile court matters in Tennessee, including definitions, juvenile records, Court Appointed Special Advocates, probation, juvenile hearing procedure, detention, abuse, neglect, and child protective services,
View information about Recovery Court programs in Tennessee, which can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some offenders with substance abuse or mental health problems. Descriptions of program types and a directory of program locations are provided.
Consumer Protection Information
The Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs offers information about consumer complaints, online complaint forms, resources for consumers, and information about common types of scams.
Legal and Court Information and Resources
Justice For All provides information about the Tennessee court system, legal terminology, how to find a lawyer, self-representation, court forms, local resources, legal information by topic, mediation, email and hotline resources, and lists of legal clinics by location.
Legal Information and Resources
HELP4TN offers self-help legal information and links to additional resources by topic, including divorce, landlord-tenant, alternatives to court, forms, bankruptcy, disaster services, domestic violence, education, juvenile, employment, expungement, family issues, going to court, health and disability, immigration, money problems, name change, public assistance, seniors, veterans and military, wills, and financial planning.
Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about Tennessee alternative dispute resolution and mediation procedures. Links are provided to a searchable roster of mediators, and to details about the mediation process, mediation programs, and complaints against mediators.
Self Help Center
The Tennessee Courts Self Help Center provides self-help information for many areas of the law including family law, trial and criminal court, expungements, estate and probate, small claims, traffic, and city ordinance issues. A link near the top of the page leads to a guide to free and reduced-rate legal services. Click the "JUSTICE FOR ALL WEBSITE" link for access to more information for self-represented parties about the court system, legal terms, finding a lawyer, forms, local resources, alternatives to court, and legal clinic locations.
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Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Davidson County Lawyer Referral and Directory
The Nashville Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone or online request form; a searchable directory of member attorneys by name, firm, and practice area; and and alphabetical directory of member law firms.
Davidson County Public Defender
View information about the Metropolitan Public Defender's Office, which provides free legal representation to indigent defendants facing possible incarceration, and in some juvenile cases.
Middle Tennessee Legal Assistance
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and The Cumberlands provides free civil legal assistance to income-eligible parties in 48 counties in central Tennessee. Types of cases handled, a directory of free legal clinics, office locations, and a map of counties served, and links to self-help resources are included.
Attorney Discipline Records
View Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility recent public disciplinary actions against attorneys in reverse chronological order, including title of action, attorney number, and attorney name.
Complaints About Attorneys
The Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility provides information about its Consumer Assistance Program, answers to frequently asked questions, instructions for filing a complaint, and online and printable complaint forms.
Complaints About Judges
The Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct provides information about complaints against judges, a complaint form and instructions, reports of formal charges, and reports of public disciplinary actions since 2008.
Find an Attorney
The Board of Professional Responsibility offers an online search for attorneys licensed in Tennessee. Search options include name, city, county, Board of Professional Responsibility number, and status. Search results include public disciplinary actions, if applicable.
Free Civil Legal Assistance
View the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services directory of organizations offering free civil legal assistance and services, searchable by keyword and location.
Free Tennessee Legal Answers
Income-eligible residents without a lawyer can ask civil legal questions online and receive answers from a Tennessee lawyer. The service is free; registration is required.
Legal Assistance by Email
Online Tennessee Justice lawyers provide answers to questions submitted by email. The service is free; registration is required.
View directories of Tennessee legal clinics by location, and a list of clinics scheduled for the current month.
Search a directory of Tennessee Bar Association members by name, city, and firm.