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Sevierville and Sevier County Criminal Defense and DUI Lawyers

You’ve been arrested in Sevierville, Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge? Now what?

Dolly Parton Statue at Sevier County Court House

Being charged with a crime can be both nerve wracking and frustrating. Dealing with criminal charges can affect every aspect of your life, including relationships with family, your work, and your peace of mind. We believe every individual’s case deserves a dedicated defense team that will diligently fight for their client’s rights. At Barnes & Fersten, we are deeply committed to providing robust legal representation in Sevier County, Tennessee. We handle criminal defense and driving under the influence (DUI) cases exclusively, serving communities across the towns of Sevierville, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Pittman Center.


Sevier County, rich in history and beauty, is best known for being home to a part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, America’s most-visited national park. As the gateway to the Smoky Mountains, the county hosts a thriving tourism industry, with popular destinations like Dollywood in Pigeon Forge and the arts-and-crafts community in Gatlinburg. However, just as with any region that attracts millions of visitors annually, Sevier County sees its share of criminal and DUI cases.

That’s where we come in. 

Experienced Sevier County Defense Attorneys

Local Knowledge, Personalized Approach

As a law firm with extensive experience working within Sevier County, we possess an intimate knowledge of both Tennessee law and the local court system. This insight allows us to navigate the often complex legal terrain with expertise and efficiency, providing our clients with a crucial advantage when facing charges.

Sevier County, unlike many Counties in East Tennessee, holds court in three different locations. The main courthouse is in Sevierville. That is where all Circuit Court cases are held and also hosts General Sessions and Juvenile Courts on specific days of each week.

In additions to the main courthouse in Sevierville, General Sessions Court is held in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg on specific days of each month. These court sessions are held in the city halls for each town and address cases initiated by the Pigeon Forge Police Department and the Gatlinburg Police Department. While the locations are different, the same Judges and prosecutors work on cases in these courts as the cases in Sevierville. 

Our team understands the unique intricacies of the county’s jurisdictions. We have practiced extensively in front of each of the Sevier County Judges, and have worked with prosecutors and court staff for years, allowing us to strategically manage your case based on this familiarity with the Court system.

Dedicated Criminal Defense

When you’re charged with a crime in Sevier County, it can be a daunting experience. Our firm provides comprehensive defense services for a range of criminal charges. Whether you are accused of a misdemeanor or felony, our attorneys have the experience, resources, and determination to vigorously defend your rights.

DUI Defense

Tennessee has strict DUI laws. If you’re facing a DUI charge in Sevier County, it can result in serious consequences, including loss of driving privileges, heavy fines, and mandatory jail time. We have a successful track record of representing individuals charged with DUI offenses, from first-time to multiple offenses. Our attorneys leverage their deep understanding of DUI laws, investigations, and legal procedure to challenge the evidence and advocate for you aggressively.

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Committed to Your Cause

We understand the emotional toll a criminal charge can take on an individual and their loved ones. That’s why we treat every case with the empathy and dedication it deserves. Our commitment extends beyond the courtroom – we believe in helping our clients get access to any services that may be of help, including mental health and addiction treatment services in an effort to better not just their legal situation, but their lives as well.

Being charged with a crime in Sevier County, whether you’re a local resident or a visitor, can disrupt your life significantly. Our Criminal Defense and DUI Law Firm is here to ensure that your rights are protected and to help you navigate the legal process. Reach out to us for reliable legal counsel, and let us put our local expertise to work for you.


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