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Loudon County and Lenoir City Criminal Defense and DUI Lawyers

You’ve been arrested in Loudon, Lenoir City, Greenback or Philadelphia ? Now what?

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In the often intimidating landscape of criminal and DUI charges, having a tenacious and experienced legal team in your corner is invaluable. At Barnes & Fersten, we strongly uphold the principles of robust legal defense and zealous representation. Our dedication to these principles extends to clients across Loudon County, Tennessee, including the towns of Loudon, Lenoir City, Greenback, and Philadelphia.


Nestled amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of Tennessee’s landscapes, Loudon County, fondly known as the “Lakeway to the Smokies”, is a captivating blend of tranquility, history, and vibrant communities. Yet, this tranquility does not render the county immune to legal challenges, including criminal and DUI cases. Our expertise comes into play here, helping our clients navigate these complexities.

Experienced Loudon County Defense Attorneys

Your Local Legal Champions

Our firm’s years of experience practicing in Loudon County afford us an intimate understanding of the local legal nuances. From the historical allure of Loudon town to the rapidly developing Lenoir City, we are well-versed with each jurisdiction. Our familiarity with the local court system, judges, prosecutors, and staff allows us to formulate defense strategies tailored specifically to these dynamics.

Until 2019, jury trials in Loudon County were held in the historic courthouse in Loudon. That courthouse burned, causing the court to relocate to a nearby government building that is not equipped to hold jury trials. A new law had to be passed in the State legislature allowing trials to be held outside the county seat. As of this writing, the Circuit Court still meets in Loudon, while holding trials in Lenoir City where the General Sessions Court usually meets.

Lenoir City has it’s own municipal court that meets at the Lenoir City Police Department building and is presided over by a separate Municipal Court judge who hears traffic, municipal ordinance, and even DUI cases for Lenoir City.

In 2022, Loudon County Courts closed 1,694 cases according to a 10 News report on the issues the burning of the court house has caused in the County. That was an increase from 2019, when the county closed 1,555 cases.

Navigating DUI Charges: A Personalized Approach

Being charged with a DUI in Tennessee can bring severe consequences, including hefty fines, loss of driving privileges, and mandatory jail time. Our attorneys are adept in defending clients against DUI charges, whether it’s their first encounter or a repeated offense. We leverage our deep understanding of DUI laws and enforcement standards, paired with our in house meticulous investigations, to challenge the prosecution’s evidence and build a strong defense.

Experience in Criminal Defense

Facing a criminal charge, be it a misdemeanor or felony, can be a harrowing experience. With our comprehensive defense services, we strive to defend your rights tenaciously and mitigate the impact of these charges on your life. Our attorneys bring their experience, resources, and dedication to every case, ensuring your legal journey in Loudon County is as smooth as possible.

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Beyond Legal Representation: Our Unwavering Support

We understand that a criminal charge can place enormous emotional pressure on an individual and their family. Our commitment to you goes beyond the confines of the courtroom – we offer our support and expertise in helping you rebuild your life post-arrest, treating every case with the utmost respect, empathy, and dedication.

Whether you’re a resident of Loudon County or a visitor, a criminal charge can disrupt your life in unimaginable ways. Barnes & Fersten is your steadfast ally in ensuring your rights are staunchly protected, and you’re adeptly guided through the legal process. Trust in our local expertise and unwavering dedication – reach out to us at (865) 805-5703 for reliable legal counsel and let us help you traverse this challenging journey.


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