Category Archives: DUI

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Helpful Tips For Your Upcoming DUI Hearings or Court Cases

We’ve all had momentary lapses in judgement or made uncharacteristic mistakes. In most cases, we learn from these mistakes and move on with our lives without any major repercussions. This is not, however, always true, for first time DUI offenders, who may find themselves facing serious charges. Fortunately, those who find themselves in this situation …

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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 …

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​​Here’s What You Should Know About Tennessee’s To-Go Law

The state alcohol laws have been updated in Tennessee—at least for the next 24 months. According to a report from WVLT 8 Knoxville, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed the state’s alcohol “to-go” bill into law. An extension of a temporary COVID-19 relief bill, the to-go law will allow carry-out alcohol and alcohol delivery on a …

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Does It Matter If I Was Barely Over The Legal Alcohol Limit?

DUIs are among the most common criminal charges filed in Knoxville. There is no question: Authorities take drunk driving seriously. The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) reports that 246 DUI citations were issued by its officers in Knox County in 2018. Other drivers were arrested for intoxicated driving by the Knoxville Police Department or the Knox …

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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 …

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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 …