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Roane County Criminal Defense and DUI Lawyers

You’ve been arrested in Harriman, Kingston or Rockwood? Now what?

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Navigating the legal system can be overwhelming, particularly when you’re facing criminal or DUI charges. At Barnes & Fersten, we believe in every individual’s right to a robust defense and fair representation. Serving the people of Roane County, Tennessee, we are dedicated to representing clients in the towns of Harriman, Kingston, Rockwood, and Oliver Springs.


Known for its picturesque beauty, Roane County is home to a portion of the Watts Bar Lake. This 39,000-acre reservoir attracts locals and tourists alike, providing ample opportunities for boating, fishing, and camping. Despite its peaceful ambiance, Roane County, like any other region, faces its share of legal challenges, including criminal and DUI cases. That’s where our expertise comes in handy.

Experienced Roane County Defense Attorneys

In-Depth Local Knowledge and Individualized Strategy

Understanding the local legal landscape is a critical aspect of successful legal defense. With our firm’s years of work in the Roane County legal system, we have a deep comprehension of Tennessee law and it’s application to the intricacies of the local court system. This knowledge allows us to navigate legal complexities efficiently, giving our clients a decisive advantage when facing charges.

Both Roane County Circuit  and General Sessions Courts meet at the Roane County Courthouse on Race Street in Kingston. The courthouse is home to two General Sessions Courts, where misdemeanor cases can be resolved and where probable cause hearings in felonies are heard. It is also home to Roane County’s single Circuit Court, where felony cases can be resolved and where jury trials are heard. Our familiarity with the local judges, prosecutors, and court staff aids in our strategic approach to your case.

Each of the General Sessions Courts meet to hear cases on Tuesdays. It is not uncommon, in Roane County and in General Sessions Courts throughout the state, for 100 cases to be on the court’s docket on a single day. Many of the cases will be resolved on the day of court, while others will be continued to a future docket. The General Sessions Judges also handle juvenile cases and hear those cases on Mondays.

Comprehensive Criminal Defense

Facing a criminal charge in Roane County can be a daunting experience. Our firm provides all-encompassing defense services for various criminal charges. Regardless of the severity – be it a misdemeanor or a felony, our attorneys are equipped with the experience, resources, and tenacity to fight tirelessly for your rights.

DUI Defense

DUI laws in Tennessee are stringent. If you are facing a DUI charge in Roane County, the repercussions can be severe – from losing your driving privileges to paying hefty fines or even serving jail time. Our team focuses specifically on defending individuals accused of DUI offenses, from first-time charges to multiple offenses. We use our thorough understanding of DUI laws and procedures to challenge the evidence and mount a strong defense on your behalf.


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Unwavering Commitment to Your Case

We recognize the emotional strain a criminal charge can bring to individuals and their families. That’s why we approach each case with the sensitivity and dedication it merits. We strive to assure that every consideration and affect on you is taken into account when preparing a thorough defense and advising you in court.

Being charged with a crime in Roane County, whether you’re a resident or a visitor, can significantly disrupt your life. Barnes & Fersten is here to ensure that your rights are protected and guide you through the legal process. Reach out to us for reliable legal counsel, and let our local expertise serve your cause.


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