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When Domestic Disputes Get Out of Hand

Tennessee Criminal Defense Attorney - Murfreesboro, Tennessee

If you were involved in a domestic dispute that got out of hand and were arrested, you are not alone. Tennessee law enforcement aggressively enforces domestic violence laws. In many cases, minor disputes that involved little or no physical violence result in arrests and trips to the local jail.

Attorney David L. Scott is an experienced family law and criminal defense attorney who can provide the advice and counsel you need when you facing allegations of domestic violence. To schedule a consultation, contact the Law Office of David L. Scott by e-mail or by calling 615-896-7656.

Protect Your Rights

While your dispute may not have seemed like a major offense, make no mistake, Tennessee prosecutors are not likely to simply drop the charges. Once domestic violence charges have been filed, the victim has little or no power to stop the prosecutor from seeking a conviction and severe criminal sanctions.

A criminal conviction for domestic violence carries significant penalties, including the possibility of jail time, court ordered anger management, loss of your right to own or possess a firearm, revocation of a handgun carry permit community service and monetary fines.

Domestic violence charges are more serious than people think. For starters, a domestic violence conviction can cripple your ability to find employment. If you already have a job, you could be fired. Moreover, a no contact or protective order may be issued which prohibits you from contacting the victim. If you are married with children, a protective order or restraining order may limit the amount of time you are able to spend with your children; furthermore, if your spouse seeks a divorce, a domestic violence conviction could negatively impact your custody and visitation rights.

Once a protective order is in place, criminal penalties may attach if you violate the order. Even if your spouse or significant other gives you permission to make contact, you could be arrested and may serve time in jail.

Representation for Defendants and Victims of Domestic Abuses

Serving clients in Rutherford County, Cannon County and Davidson County, we handle criminal charges and related divorce and family matters, including:

  • Domestic assault and battery
  • Orders of protection
  • Order of protection violations
  • Loss of handgun carry permits
  • Proceedings to recovery of personal property from residence
  • Child custody
  • Child visitation
  • Child support

Contact Us

To speak with a lawyer at our firm about your legal matter, call 615-896-765 or contact us by e-mail.




2 Locations to Serve You

722 South Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Phone: 615-896-7656

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1550 W. McEwen Dr., Suite 300 Franklin, TN 37067

Phone: 615-203-8062

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Based in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, we are pleased to serve clients throughout Middle Tennessee in Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Franklin, Brentwood, Nashville, Woodbury, McMinnville, Manchester, Shelbyville, Lebanon, Mount Juliet and other communities in Rutherford County, Williamson County, Cannon County, Bedford County, Davidson County, Wilson County and Coffee County.


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