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Knoxville and Knox County Criminal Defense and DUI Lawyers

You’ve been arrested in Knoxville? Now what?

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Life can take unexpected turns, and sometimes those turns may lead you into the tangled web of the legal system. When faced with criminal or DUI charges, it is crucial to have a dedicated, expert legal team fighting your corner. Our Criminal Defense and DUI Law Firm, serving the vibrant communities of Knox County, Tennessee, including Knoxville, Farragut, and Powell, Halls, Bearden, and many more is committed to ensuring justice for each client.


Knox County, known for its urban flair and natural wonders, is the gateway to the scenic splendor of the Smoky Mountains. Home to the University of Tennessee and steeped in a rich tapestry of history, it’s a diverse, dynamic region. However, residents and visitors alike may encounter legal hurdles here, including criminal charges and DUI allegations. Our firm is well-equipped to offer comprehensive support and professional guidance during these challenging times.

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Leveraging Local Insights for Your Benefit

Being an integral part of the Knox County community, we bring an insider’s perspective to your case. Our knowledge of the local legal environment throughout the Knox County court system.

Knox County operates three Circuit Courts dedicated to criminal cases only. In addition, there are 4 General Sessions Courts that hear misdemeanor cases and have preliminary hearings in felony cases. The four courts each have a specific focus, misdemeanor court, felony court, traffic and arraignment court, and a dedicated DUI court. Each of these are staffed by a Judge and assigned multiple prosecuting attorneys.

Knox County’s courts are all housed with the City/County Building on Main Street in downtown Knoxville. On any given day there are likely more hundreds of cases across the various court dockets. One court may be conducting a trial while another has a docket of 30, 40 or even more cases on for plea negotiations, hearings, and other routine business.

Familiarity with local courts, judges, and legal procedures affords us the opportunity to tailor a defense strategy that aligns with the unique dynamics of each jurisdiction.

Championing Your Defense in DUI Cases

A DUI conviction in Tennessee can bring about severe repercussions, including hefty fines, license suspension, and mandatory incarceration if convicted. Our firm offers an experienced hand to guide you through this stressful journey. We focus our practice on defending clients charged with DUI offenses, providing meticulous representation that leverages our in-depth understanding of DUI laws and protocols to challenge the prosecution’s case.

Reliable Representation for Criminal Charges

Navigating the labyrinth of criminal charges can be daunting, irrespective of whether you’re facing a misdemeanor theft charge, a felony assault, or any of the numerous crimes charged in our state courts. Our firm’s experienced team of seasoned attorneys harnesses their collective knowledge and skill to devise robust defense strategies. We are steadfast in our pursuit of the best possible outcome for you, ensuring your rights are protected at every step.

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Our Commitment: More Than Just Legal Counsel

Being charged with a crime can have significant emotional ramifications on you and your family. At our Barnes & Fersten, we understand every aspect of the legal journey. Our commitment to your case goes beyond just legal representation; we are here to support you in reassembling your life post-arrest, offering empathy, respect, and dedication in all interactions.


Facing a criminal or DUI charge in Knox County can feel overwhelming, whether you’re a local or a visitor. But remember, you don’t have to face it alone. The attorneys at Barnes & Fersten are here to safeguard your rights and help you navigate the complexities of the legal process. Trust in our local insight, holistic legal strategies, and unwavering commitment. Reach out to us for dependable legal counsel, and let’s face the challenges ahead, together.


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