Family Law

 :: Adoption
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 :: Annulments
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 :: Child Support Guidelines

 :: Contested Divorce
 :: Collaborative Divorce
 :: Custody and Visitation
 :: Division of Marital Property
 :: Divorce

 :: Divorce FAQs
 :: Divorce Planning

 :: Family Law FAQs
 :: Fathers' Rights
 :: Grandparents Rights
 :: Grounds for Divorce in Tennessee
 :: High Net Worth Divorce

 :: Legal Separation
 :: Mediation and Collaborative Law
 :: Military Divorce

 :: Parental Relocation
 :: Paternity
 :: Prenup/Postnup
 :: Post-Divorce Modification
 :: Relocation of Children and Visitation
 :: Same Sex Divorce

 :: Types of Child Custody

 :: Uncontested Divorce
 :: Uncontested vs. Contested Divorce
 :: Unpaid Child Support
 :: Why hire a Tennessee Divorce Lawyer?

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 :: Drug Offenses
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 :: Expungement
 :: Felonies
 :: Illegal Search and Seizure
 :: Jail Alternatives
 :: Internet Crimes
 :: Marijuana Possession
 :: Providing Alcohol to a Minor
 :: Public Intoxication
 :: Repeat DUI Offenders
 :: Sex Offenses

 :: Suspended License

 :: Tennessee DUI Penalties
 :: Theft
 :: Traffic Violations

 :: Types of Drugs
 :: Underage Drinking
 :: Underage DUI
 :: Violation of Probation
 :: White Collar Crimes
 :: Rutherford County

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 :: Trucking Accidents
 :: Uninsured Motorist Accidents
 :: What Causes Car Accidents?
 :: What is Premises Liability?
 :: Wrong Way Accidents
 :: Wrong Way Collisions




Rutherford County Criminal Defense Attorney

Taking aggressive steps to provide effective representation

Being charged with a crime can be a frightening experience with many potential repercussions on a person’s life. Being convicted of a crime can mean the loss of freedom, financial insecurity caused by large fines and acquiring a criminal record that can impact options regarding employment, educational pursuits and housing.

Whether you are facing charges of a DUI or a more serious offense, it is critical to understand the charges against you and the possible defense options and strategies. Hiring an experienced Rutherford County criminal defense attorney from the Law Office of David L. Scott immediately after an arrest helps minimize damage or avoid a conviction altogether.

Experience our clients can depend on in Rutherford County

At the Law Office of David L. Scott, we understand how intimidating the criminal justice system can be, so we work closely with you, providing sound legal guidance so you can make informed decisions each step of the way. Our experienced Rutherford County criminal attorney has successfully represented hundreds of clients facing serious criminal offenses for more than 20 years.  

Strong representation for a wide range of crimes in Tennessee

To assist you with the strongest defense possible, we carefully review the charges, the events leading up to them, and law enforcement’s actions before, after and during the arrest. Many times this careful review provides a basis to dismiss the charges. In other cases, we advocate for a favorable plea deal. If a plea deal is not in your best interests, we develop an aggressive trial strategy to defend you in court.

Some of the cases that we have successfully defended against include charges of:

  • Sex offenses
  • Rape
  • Date rape
  • Domestic assault
  • Drug offenses
  • Marijuana possession
  • Drug sales and distribution
  • DUI
  • Underage drinking
  • Public intoxication
  • Repeat DUI offenses
  • DUI with drugs
  • Theft
  • College campus crimes
  • Probation violation
  • White collar crimes
  • Internet crimes

If you have been arrested in Tennessee, contact a skilled Rutherford County criminal defense attorney for guidance

If you have been charged with a crime, do not wait any longer to contact a criminal defense attorney. The sooner you get the experienced Rutherford County criminal lawyer at the Law Office of David L. Scott involved in your defense, the greater your chance of success avoiding a conviction and reducing serious penalties you face. There are several key steps that can be taken immediately after your arrest to dramatically improve your chances of a successful outcome of your case. Our criminal lawyer has a strong reputation in the community for providing strong yet compassionate legal representation. We have convenient offices in Murfreesboro and Nashville. Schedule a free, confidential consultation by calling our office at (615) 896-7656 or (615) 203-8062 or contact us online.




2 Locations to Serve You

722 South Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Phone: 615-896-7656

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4322 Harding Pike #417
Nashville, TN 37205

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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