Roane County Criminal Defense lawyer

Criminal Defense Attorneys in Roane County Protecting the Rights of the Accused

Whether you are afraid you will soon be charged with a crime or already have been, you should know that what happens over the next several weeks can have a substantial impact on your life. If you are like most of our clients, you never anticipated that you would need a Roane County criminal defense lawyer, but here you are. You can’t go back and change the past, but you can make the right decisions moving forward. Start by reaching out to the criminal defense team at the Barnes Law Firm for legal representation that can help you make the best of this challenging situation. The sooner you obtain legal representation, the more options you could have to fight your charges.

Who Needs a Criminal Defense Attorney?

Anyone who is being investigated for a crime, who has been charged with a crime, or suspects that they will soon be should have a Roane County criminal defense attorney on their side. This applies to both misdemeanors and felony charges. If you are questioned by the police, you should have your attorney present with you. Hiring an attorney can help you avoid harsh punishments, such as significant fines and extended prison sentences. 

You have a right to know about your legal rights and have them respected by law enforcement officers and the courts. No matter where you are in the criminal process, when you hire your lawyer, he or she can help ensure that your rights are not violated and take action if they have been in the past. Your attorney can develop a plan for your defense and present you with your options. 

Types of Clients Our Office Serves

Each criminal charge is unique. Simply because a Roane County criminal defense attorney has represented clients charged with one type of crime does not necessarily mean they are ready to handle all kinds of crimes. Our attorneys have specific experience helping clients who are facing a variety of different types of crimes. Our Roane County criminal defense lawyers serve clients who have been charged with all different kinds of crimes such as:

  • Theft
  • Assault
  • Domestic assault
  • DUI
  • Juvenile crimes
  • Drug charges (including use, possession, distribution, trafficking)
  • Violent crimes
  • White-collar crimes
  • Identity theft
  • Appeals
  • Computer crimes
  • And many others

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Penalties for Criminal Charges in Tennessee

Without the representation of a skilled criminal defense lawyer in Roane County to protect your future and interests, there are many different consequences you could face if convicted of a crime. These penalties can negatively impact your career, ability to keep your job or seek new employment, your relationships, and your personal life. Legal consequences you might face include:

  • Prison or jail time
  • Fines or restitution
  • Community service
  • Loss of your driver’s license
  • Loss of rights such as the right to own a firearm or the right to vote
  • Deportation
  • Probation

Your attorney may not be able to refute the arguments of the prosecution, but they can use their knowledge, experience, and familiarity with the judge or prosecution to help reduce your charges and, therefore, consequences. 

Steps You Can Take to Help Your Case

Your world may feel out of control if you have been charged with a crime, but you should know there are steps you can take to make this situation better. First and foremost, hire a seasoned criminal defense attorney in Roane County. Your attorney can advise you on the specific steps you can take in your case to help reduce your charges or penalties. Your lawyer can also explore your defense options and talk to the prosecution about a plea deal. To help make a reduction of charges more likely in your case, you can:

  • Get a job if you are not already employed
  • Volunteer as this will demonstrate your responsibility and willingness to contribute to your community and be a productive member of society
  • Abstain from alcohol and drugs
  • Show up to all of your court appearances dressed appropriately
  • Refrain from activities that could lead to additional criminal charges
  • Do not talk to anyone other than your criminal defense lawyer in Roane County about your charges


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Contact Us Today to Schedule a Consultation with a Roane County Criminal Defense Lawyer

We practice law with empathy for our clients. Our goal is to ensure that your constitutional rights are protected. We understand that when you are facing criminal charges, you can become entangled in a complicated, confusing, and intimidating process that can have instant — and long-term — effects on your life. Our lawyers are not intimidated by the system. Contact our team, and let us help you untangle the mess.

Call the Barnes Law Firm at 865-805-5703 to schedule your consultation today, or you can use our online contact form. We also offer the convenient option of online video consultations if you are unable to come to our office.

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.