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Blount County, Maryville and Alcoa Criminal Defense and DUI Lawyers

You’ve been arrested in Blount County? Now what?

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Criminal charges and DUI allegations can significantly affect an individual’s life, making the role of a committed legal team more vital than ever. At Barnes & Fersten, we are resolute advocates for our clients’ rights, with an unwavering dedication to achieving fair and just outcomes. Our legal expertise extends throughout Blount County, Tennessee, encompassing the cities of Maryville, Alcoa, and the picturesque communities within the Great Smoky Mountains such as Townsend.

Situated on the peaceful eastern edge of Tennessee, Blount County offers an appealing blend of vibrant small city life and natural beauty. The area is known for its rich history and the spectacular vistas of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. However, even amidst this tranquility, residents and visitors can find themselves entangled in legal challenges, including criminal charges and DUI cases. Our firm stands ready to offer its expertise and steadfast support in these trying times.

Experienced Blount County Defense Attorneys

Local Knowledge and Perspective

As part of the Blount County community, we possess a deep understanding of the local legal landscape. This inside knowledge of each city – from the industrious heart of Alcoa to the historic beauty of Maryville, to the unique tourist appeal of Townsend – gives us a competitive edge.

Blount County operates it’s court from the Blount County Justice Center, a facility housing county offices, including the clerks, the sheriff’s office, and the office of the District Attorney General. The Justice Center is attached to the Blount County Jail and the probation building is just across the parking lot.

Three General Sessions Courts and two Circuit Courts handle criminal and civil cases in Blount County. A dedicated Juvenile Court with it’s own Judge and staff meets at the old historic courthouse on the square in Maryville.

Our extensive familiarity with the local courts, judges, and prosecutors enables us to handle your case strategically, taking into account the unique factors of each jurisdiction.

Driving Under Influence (DUI): Proactive Defense

Consequences of a DUI charge in Tennessee can be substantial and life-altering, leading to harsh penalties such as substantial fines, license suspension, and even jail time. Our law firm stands ready to help. With a strong track record in defending DUI cases, we offer comprehensive representation to first-time offenders and those facing repeat charges. Through detailed examination of your case and an unyielding dedication to your rights, we strive to challenge the prosecution’s narrative and minimize the impact of the charges on your life.

Your Advocate in Criminal Cases

Every criminal charge brings a unique set of challenges, whether it involves minor misdemeanors or serious felonies. Our team’s seasoned attorneys have the experience, skills, and resources to craft a strong defense for your specific circumstances. We stand by your side throughout the process, providing you with the support and representation you deserve.

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A Partner in Your Journey

Facing a criminal charge often goes beyond the immediate legal implications, significantly affecting personal and familial life. At our Criminal Defense and DUI Law Firm, we extend our commitment to your welfare beyond the courtroom. We stand with you as you rebuild your life post-trial, bringing empathy, respect, and dedication to every interaction.


If you find yourself dealing with a criminal or DUI charge in Blount County, whether as a resident or a visitor, you can count on us to be your ally. At Barnes & Fersten, we believe in your rights, and we strive to help you navigate the complex legal landscape. Trust in our expert local knowledge, comprehensive legal strategies, and steadfast dedication. Reach out to us for trustworthy legal counsel, and together, we’ll face these challenges head-on.


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