Knoxville Criminal Defense Lawyer

YOU’VE BEEN ARRESTED? NOW WHAT?

Being charged with a crime threatens your freedom, family and future.

The State, with its multiple law enforcement agencies and powerful district attorneys, have tremendous resources that it can use to prosecute your case and try to convict you. The odds seem to be stacked against you from the start. But there are time tested ways to beat the State at its own game. An aggressive defense that investigates the facts, interviews witnesses, and that works entirely in your best interest can often result in dismissals, not guilty verdicts, or reduced charges.

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Going into court unprepared and with hopes of negotiating a plea deal is the best way to assure a conviction. At the Barnes Law Firm, our Knoxville, TN criminal defense attorneys provide aggressive, reliable legal representation to our clients. With us, every case is fully investigated, legal issues are litigated, and cases are prepared for trial. To set up a free, confidential consultation with an experienced Tennessee defense lawyer, please contact our Knoxville law office today. 

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Your peace of mind, experience, and case result drive everything we do. Taking on a new case is a great responsibility and we treat it that way. We hope you will give us an opportunity to serve you or a loved one facing a criminal prosecution or DUI.

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An Overview of Our Practice Areas

Aggressive Knoxville DUI Defense Lawyer

Were you arrested and charged with a DUI in Tennessee? Do not plead guilty without speaking to a professional. Our aggressive Knoxville drunk driving defense lawyer will protect your rights. We challenge every aspect of the State’s case, including the blood test, field tests and dashboard camera video. We don’t accept the cop’s version, we uncover the defenses that can win your case.

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White Collar Crime Defense

While collar criminal charges are complicated. It is essential that you have a knowledgeable and experienced advocate on your side. An aggressive defense that investigates the facts, interviews witnesses, and that works entirely in your best interest can often result in dismissals, not guilty verdicts, or reduced charges.

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Knoxville Federal Drug Trafficking Defense Attorney

The federal government takes drug trafficking allegations very seriously. A drug trafficking charge could result in a lengthy prison sentence. Multiple agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), may be involved in the case. Call our Knoxville, TN drug crimes defense lawyer for immediate help. 

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Drug Possession Defense Lawyer

Drug possession is a serious criminal offense. Depending on the nature and amount of the controlled substance, a conviction for drug possession could carry significant jail time. At The Barnes Law Firm, we handle the full range of state and federal drug possession charges. Call our Knoxville, TN drug possession defense attorneys today for a free, no obligation consultation.  

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Domestic Assault Defense

Also referred to as domestic violence, domestic assault is defined as assault on an intimate partner, family member, or household member. In Tennessee, a domestic assault charge can carry stiff criminal penalties. These are complicated, sensitive cases. We will review your case and take action to protect your rights. 

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Violent Crimes Charges

With extensive experience handling serious cases, our Knoxville defense attorneys are prepared to assist you with the full range of violent crimes charges, including assault, domestic battery, sexual-based offenses, robbery, manslaughter, and more. Call us now for a confidential review of your case.

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Knoxville Theft & Shoplifting Defense Attorney

It is a mistake to consider a theft charge or a shoplifting charge as a minor criminal offense. In Tennessee, even misdemeanor theft or shoplifting allegations have the potential to carry significant criminal penalties, including prison time. Do not plead guilty without consulting with a defense attorney. Our Knoxville, TN theft defense lawyers will protect your rights and secure your freedom.  

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Computer Crimes Charges

John Barnes and the criminal defense lawyers at The Barnes Law Firm have the skills and legal experience to defend you against the full range of state and federal computer crimes charges, including wire fraud, other types of criminal fraud, identity theft, hacking, and computer sex crimes. 

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Juvenile Delinquency Cases

In the Tennessee criminal justice system, cases involving juvenile offenders are handled differently. A young person has far more options for rehabilitation—but you need to know how to navigate the system. If your child or young family member was arrested, call our Knoxville juvenile delinquency defense lawyers for immediate help.      

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Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

At The Barnes Law Firm, we have experience defending criminal charges in federal court. For a number of different reasons, federal criminal charges tend to be especially complex. Federal prosecutors have a lot of resources at their disposal. Do not go up against them alone. Call our Knoxville, TN federal criminal defense lawyers for a free, confidential consultation.   

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Criminal Appeals in Tennessee

Were you convicted of a criminal charge in Knox County, Tennessee? If so, you are not necessarily out of options. You have a right to appeal the adverse decision. An appeal is not merely a second trial. There are specialized rules, regulations, and procedures. Let our Tennessee criminal appeal lawyers review your case and help you determine the best path forward. 

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You Can Trust Tennessee Criminal Defense Lawyer John Barnes for Five-Star Representation 

Being arrested and charged with a crime is stressful, frightening, and even overwhelming. You need a strong professional in your corner. John Barnes is a five-star criminal defense attorney. At the 

Barnes Law Firm, our philosophy is that the best outcomes are reached only when the defense lawyer is fully prepared to test the State’s evidence at trial. 

Whether your case is one that should be tried, should be dismissed or diverted prior to trial, or one where some agreement can be reached is a decision that has to be made based on the facts of each case, but no matter the case, the only way to ensure the best result is through aggressive, prepared, and client focused representation. That is what you will get if you choose the Barnes Law Firm.

You deserve personalized, attentive guidance and support for a top Tennessee criminal defense lawyer. Your peace of mind, experience, and case result drive everything we do. Taking on a new case is a great responsibility and we treat it that way. We hope you will give us an opportunity to serve you or a loved one facing a criminal prosecution or DUI. 

Contact Our Knoxville Criminal Defense Attorney Today 

At The Barnes Law Firm, our Tennessee criminal defense lawyer is standing by, more than ready to take immediate action to protect your rights. We will put in the time and resources to develop a defense strategy that works. If you or your loved one was arrested, please do not hesitate to contact us for a free, confidential consultation. With an office in Knoxville, we represent defendants in Knox County, Blount County, Roane County, Anderson County, and Sevier County. 

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Client Testimonials

"John is amazing not only did he get the outcome he promised he did it in a shorter time than he originally said. He went above and beyond in returning my emails and phone calls. John and staff truly cared about me as a person. I highly recommend John Barnes."

Coach M.

"I would highly recommend Mr. Barnes to everyone & I would definitely contact Mr. Barnes if I or anyone in my family should ever need an attorney again:) They were all very professional, friendly & treated our case with importance:) Mr.Barnes got my son’s DUI dropped to reckless driving so I would definitely recommend him to everyone!!!!!!!"

Alicia U.

"Mr. Barnes and his staff are amazing. I can’t imagine anyone doing a better job with my case. At no point in the long process was I disappointed in any way with how things were handled."

Scott C.