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Pre-Trial Services

Pre-Trial Services

About Pretrial Services

Pretrial Services are designed to maximize the release of qualified defendants from custody on non-financial conditions. This is accomplished by identifying those defendants most likely to appear in court on their scheduled court date, supervising these individuals while out on Pretrial, and providing accurate information to be used in the determination of bond setting.

The objectives of the Davidson County Sheriffs Office Pretrial Services Program are as follows:

  • To reduce jail overcrowding and to comply with the remedial plan
  • To reduce the inequities in the pretrial release system
  • To minimize the failure to appear rate in court by close supervision of clients released in the custody of pretrial
  • To insure a fair and equitable manner for all eligible persons to be released from jail
  • To consider public safety issues in the releasing of defendants on pretrial

Objectives, which are indirectly accomplished through releasing of offenders to the Pretrial program:

  • To inspire confidence in the legal system
  • To reduce the loss of spending power in the community, and to help minimize the accompanying loss of tax revenue to the county
  • To reduce the number of family disruptions caused by the incarceration of a parent, spouse, or child
  • To allow deserving offenders with roots and ties to the community, to obtain release from jail pending trial.

The Pretrial Services Program operates seven (7) days a week, 24 hours a day. A pretrial staff member is assigned to work with the Night Court Commissioner on every shift. The staff member provides background checks of offender’s arrest history, case status of previous offenses, and searches for outstanding warrants. This information is then used by the commissioner to determine the suitability of release on the Pretrial Program.

Pretrial Screening Office

The Pretrial Screening Office is located in the Booking room of the Criminal Justice Center. The office is open and staffed twenty-four hours a day, seven (7) days a week. The phone number for the screening office is 615-862-7673.

Phone number for the Criminal Justice Center’s inmate information is 615-862-8123.

Pretrial Case Management Office

Ben West Building

The Pretrial Case Management Office is located in Suite 102 of the Ben West Building. Our Office hours are 7:30AM to 4:00PM, Monday through Friday. The phone number for the Case Management Office Is 615-862-8520.
The Fax number for the office Is 862-880-2693.

To contact your Case Manager, call the main number and enter one of the following extensions:

  • Last Name starts with A-F, call 862-8520 and enter Ext. # 1
  • Last Name starts with G-M,call 862-8520 and enter Ext. # 7
  • Last Name starts with N-Z, call 862-8520 and enter Ext. # 6
  • Mental Health and bound over criminal cases, call 862-8520 and enter Ext. #4
  • Pretrial Diversion Program, call 862-8520 and enter Ext #3

If you have been placed on the Pretrial Diversion Program, you may contact your case manager by calling 862-8520 and enter ext #3. If you’re on Pretrial out of Criminal Court, your extension number is 4.

If you need to contact the Public Defenders Office,  they are located in Parkway Towers, 404 James Robertson Parkway,  suite 2022.

Office phone number 615-862-5730.

Pretrial Supervision Fees

There Is a $35.00 Supervision fee payable by all clients released on Pretrial. You have five (5) working days from the day of your release to pay this fee. You may pay your fee In one of the two methods listed below.

1. You may pay In person in our office located In Suite 102 of the Ben West Building. We are open to receive your payment starting at 7:30AM till 4:30PM, on Monday through Friday each week. We accept Money Orders only for payment in our office.

2. You may also mail in your Supervision fee payment to our office. We accept ONLY Money Orders as payment by mail. We will not accept cash or a personal check. Our mailing address is:

Pretrial Services
Ben West Building Suite 102
100 James Robertson Parkway
PO Box 196300
Nashville, TN 37219-6300

If you can not pay your Supervision Fee’s within the (5) working days, please contact your case manager to make arrangements.

Pretrial Diversion

Pretrial Diversion is an  alternative to sentencing wherein defendants are under supervision from six months up to a two year period.

Contact Us

Main number – 615-862-8520

Extensions:

Barbara Freeman, Criminal Court Case Officer  – Ext. 4
Susan “Tinka” Tidwell, General Sessions Case Officer -  Ext. 1
Ron Word, General Sessions Case Officer -  Ext. 6
Barbara McCullough, Pretrial Manager -  Ext. 3
Diana Brady – Ext. 7

Ben West Building Suite 102
100 James Robertson Parkway
PO Box 196300
Nashville, TN 37219-6300