Category Archives: DUI

How Much Money Will A DUI Arrest Cost Me?

Drunk driving is a serious criminal offense. State law enforcement officers strictly enforce intoxicated driving laws. The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) reports that they arrested 6,984 people on DUI charges in 2018 alone. Many thousands more drivers in Tennessee were arrested on drunk driving charges by local police officers.  There are significant costs associated with...

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...

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...

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...

DUI Arrest: What Happens Next?

Being arrested for a DUI is often intimidating and frightening.  Most individuals arrested for a DUI are not career criminals. They are average people with families and jobs who might have made a poor decision and had a lapse in judgment. In some cases, they may be completely innocent and were only arrested due to...

What to do Following a DUI charge?

Being arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) can be frightening and overwhelming, especially if this is your first time. You may have many pressing questions running through your mind, such as will I lose my driver’s license, who will find out, will I lose my job, and what steps do I need...