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About T. Scott Jones

T. Scott knows the importance of interacting with colleagues to stay abreast of developments and changes in the legal world. T. Scott frequently teaches CLE courses on trial strategy, teaching other lawyers his methods for success in the courtroom, and is certified as a Rule 31 Mediator in the Tennessee Supreme Court. He is a member of the Knoxville Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, the National Trial Lawyers, and both the Tennessee and American Associations for Justice. Read more about T.Scott Jones
Jul 26, 2022

When Is a DWI or DUI Stop Illegal in Knoxville?

By |July 26th, 2022|DUI|Comments Off on When Is a DWI or DUI Stop Illegal in Knoxville?

There are several ways the law considers you to be impaired. You can be drunk, using marijuana, using other controlled substances, etc. Any substance, alcohol or drugs, that impairs your ability to drive can lead to a DWI or DUI charge. Cops are meant to uphold the law, but they can sometimes overstep and make an illegal stop. A result of this unlawful stop is you facing criminal charges that can alter the course of your [...]

Jul 19, 2022

SUVs: Safe for Drivers, Deadly for Pedestrians

By |July 19th, 2022|Auto Accidents|Comments Off on SUVs: Safe for Drivers, Deadly for Pedestrians

There has been a pronounced uptick in people purchasing larger and larger vehicles. The main reason that is cited for this increase is safety. However, buying a large car does not mean that everyone else around you is safe. It only means the people inside the vehicle are secure. As a pedestrian, you should be wary of all vehicles, especially large vehicles around you. Pedestrians and cyclists on the road are in mortal danger when large [...]

Jul 13, 2022

Cannabis-Infused Wedding Food Results in Hospitalized Wedding Guests

By |July 13th, 2022|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Cannabis-Infused Wedding Food Results in Hospitalized Wedding Guests

You know those wedding videos where you see the bridesmaids and groomsmen surprise the happy couple with a “spontaneous” choreographed dance? Or the social posts of, say, a groom with shoes that say “help me!” on the bottom, or some other trick? Wedding pranks – no matter how you feel about them – are popular with certain couples and their friends, and that’s all well and good as long as no one gets hurt. One bride [...]

May 11, 2022

Truck Drivers Can Be Hurt in Accidents, Too

By |May 11th, 2022|Truck Accidents|Comments Off on Truck Drivers Can Be Hurt in Accidents, Too

Truck drivers don’t have it easy — and you don’t have to tell them that. Sure, there’s probably something soothing about hours on the open road with your own music and no one to judge you for it, but nothing is quite like we imagine it to be. Again, though, truck drivers already know this. They already know about their long hours and heavy loads and hectic schedules taking them away from home, and they (hopefully) [...]

May 4, 2022

How Can I Avoid Arrest at Bonnaroo?

By |May 4th, 2022|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on How Can I Avoid Arrest at Bonnaroo?

Bonnaroo was put on hold in 2020 and 2021 because of the Coronavirus pandemic. The popular music festival makes a triumphant return to the schedule this June. With that being said, are you planning to make the pilgrimage to Bonnaroo? If so, it might be a good idea to keep your behavior in check to avoid arrest. No matter how diligent you might be in staying out of trouble, trouble might just find you. The experienced [...]

Mar 23, 2022

Distracted Drivers Endanger Everyone

By |March 23rd, 2022|Auto Accidents|Comments Off on Distracted Drivers Endanger Everyone

For a lot of us, driving is a daily chore we have to take part in to get to where we need to go. Whether it’s a commute to work, school, or wherever your errands take you, you get there behind the wheel of a car. While newer drivers may still get to enjoy the novelty of the open road, more seasoned folks typically have a more apathetic view — if not an outright distaste. Driving, [...]

Mar 15, 2022

Take Tennessee Drug Charges Seriously

By |March 15th, 2022|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Take Tennessee Drug Charges Seriously

The world, and our society within it, is constantly changing. As we develop as a whole, our views, morals, knowledge, and entire cultures reflect these developments, and that’s great! That being said, not everything goes through these changes and progress at the same time or even in the same way — especially when it comes to the law. Seriously, it takes a LOT for laws to change, and even then it’s usually in incremental, tiny ways. [...]

Mar 8, 2022

Unique Dangers for Female Drivers

By |March 8th, 2022|Auto Accidents|Comments Off on Unique Dangers for Female Drivers

Driving any sort of vehicle poses some sort of risk, simply because of the nature of the activity. Controlling a giant metal deathtrap on wheels will, inevitably, trap some death. That’s why laws, regulations, safety features, and overall standards of care are always changing and improving wherever and whenever possible. Ideally, there would be no risk! After all, many of us have no choice but to drive every day. Wouldn’t it be nice if you were [...]

Mar 2, 2022

Surprise Airbags Help No One

By |March 2nd, 2022|Products Liability|Comments Off on Surprise Airbags Help No One

It’s pretty common knowledge: things are supposed to work. We use all sorts of things every day, invented for our convenience and ease, and we are meant to rely on those things to actually do their jobs. Of course, the reality is a bit different. Things are not, in fact, created by some perfect Thing Machine to never have design flaws or errors, but by people. People can make so many, many errors with so many, [...]

Jan 4, 2022

Better Think Twice Before Singing “Happy Birthday” in Public This Year

By |January 4th, 2022|Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Better Think Twice Before Singing “Happy Birthday” in Public This Year

It’s a general presumption that people should know what activities are considered crimes in Tennessee. You shouldn’t steal. If you hit someone, you’ll probably be arrested. If you drive over the speed limit, you’ll be ticketed. If you sell drugs, you’re breaking the law. It’s normally not an excuse to say, “But Your Honor, I thought what I was doing was legal.” Still, there are times that even a judge might be surprised that something is [...]

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