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What To Know About Tennessee’s DUI Vehicle Forfeiture Laws

Tennessee takes drunk driving very seriously. According to data from the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), the law enforcement agency issues approximately 7,000 DUI citations each year. Local police departments make many thousands more DUI arrests. Even a first-time drunk driving offense can lead to serious criminal penalties.  If you already have prior drunk driving convictions...

What should I do after a car accident? Do I need to hire a lawyer? Maximize the value of your insurance claim or lawsuit by doing these simple tasks after your car crash

Immediately after a car accident there are simple things that you can do to strengthen your insurance claim and potential lawsuit. You have one (1) year from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit in the state of Tennessee. If you were involved in a car accident in East Tennessee, including but not...

Barnes Law Firm Receives Unanimous, Not Guilty Jury Verdict for Their DUI Client in Knox County’s First Post-COVID Jury Trial

Barnes Law Firm Receives Unanimous, Not Guilty Jury Verdict for Their DUI Client in Knox County’s First Post-COVID Jury Trial On April 14, 2021, Barnes Law Firm attorneys Ed Holt and Brandon Fersten represented our client who was accused of driving under the influence (DUI) in the first Knox County criminal jury trial since Tennessee...

$108,000 Gunshot Wound Settlement

Barnes Law Firm obtains a $108,000 settlement resulting from a gunshot wound at a shooting range set up on a friend’s private property. The attorneys at Barnes Law negotiated a settlement with the shooter and homeowner that resulted from a gunshot wound on a private residence. In October 2019, the shooter shot at a steel...

Tennessee Future Leaders Scholarship Awarded

This year’s Tennessee Future Leaders Scholarship winner is Ava Mosadegh.  Ava recently graduated from South Doyle High School and will be attending the University of Tennessee in the Fall.  Ms. Mosadegh has demonstrated her leadership abilities as President of South Doyle’s HOSA chapter, Vice President of her school’s National Honor’s Society, and commitment to serving...

What is a Felony DUI?

No matter the surrounding circumstances, DUI charges are serious business. They have the ability to negatively impact nearly every aspect of your life for years to come. If you are facing a DUI, you might be left wondering: what is a felony DUI? What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony DUI? Who...