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Knox County Courts Closed For Weather – Update

UPDATE 2/18/15 @ 7:15 – Both Knox County General Sessions and all divisions of Criminal Court have announced they will be closed tomorrow, Thursday the 19th.  The policy on the General Sessions Court website, states those courts will be closed when Knox County Schools are closed for “road conditions due to snow…
John Barnes
February 18, 2015
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Uber Is Now In Knoxville!

Uber is a great car service that is not only easy to use and convenient, but could also reduce the number of Knoxville DUIs.  Thats because, with the Uber app on your phone, you can summon a comfortable ride to your exact location, see where your car is while its…
John Barnes
August 28, 2014
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Why Simple Possession Isn’T So Simple In Tennessee

Marijuana laws around the country are changing.  Recreational marijuana is legal in Washington and Colorado; medicinal marijuana is legal in 23 states; and attitudes about the use and danger of marijuana have changed from people on Main Street to the main stream media.  BUT the law in Tennessee remains the…
John Barnes
August 11, 2014
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Attorney Barnes Selected As Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer

The National Trial Lawyers have selected Mr. Barnes as one of the Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40 years old in Tennessee. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and profile as…
John Barnes
July 16, 2014
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New Office Redesign

The New Office is Ready for Clients! With lots of help from my wife Taylor, brother Travis, legal assistant Beth, and Diana and Kelsey from Bliss Home, the new office space has gone from this: to this: in just over a week. We’ve actually been working and having client meetings…
John Barnes
June 10, 2014
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A Misdemeanor Is No Big Deal Right, Think Again

Everyday people in Knoxville and all over East Tennessee are given citations, without being handcuffed and taken to jail. Offenses vary from possession of marijuana, to driving on a suspended license, to shoplifting. The thing these crimes have in common is that they are misdemeanors that do not require an…
John Barnes
April 26, 2014
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Supreme Court Justice Scalia Visits UT

Supreme Court Justice Scalia visited UT today and proclaimed himself the criminal defense bar’s best friend on the high court. Also said Heller was his proudest opinion. Good lecture, but the Q&A was a let down, no questions that prompted anything too interesting.
John Barnes
April 17, 2014