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John Barnes

Knoxville DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Will a DUI conviction in TN prevent me from purchasing a firearm for any length of time?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Robert Lee Vogel
    2. John Barnes
    3. David Louis Raybin
    3 lawyer answers

    While you generally may still own a gun after being convicted of misdemeanor DUI, you will lose your handgun carry permit, if you have one. Also, you will not be eligible to get a handgun carry permit for 5 years after your DUI conviction.

    2 lawyers agreed with this answer

  2. Got caught shoplifting at Walmart under 100.00 what do I need to plea.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Nathan Zale Dowlen
    2. John Barnes
    3. Edwin Arnold Anderson
    4. Ruchee Janardan Patel
    4 lawyer answers

    There is an excellent chance that with the help of an attorney you can keep this charge from appearing on your permanent record where it could have an adverse affect on your future job and/or education prospects. It will be well worth the time and money to find a lawyer who will represent you at a price you can afford who will seek a resolution that doesn't leave you with a criminal record that will follow you forever.

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  3. Underage Alcohol Posession

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Nathan Zale Dowlen
    2. John Barnes
    3. Misty Danyel Parks
    4. Ruchee Janardan Patel
    4 lawyer answers

    Find an attorney to handle this charge for you. If represented in a case like this there is a high likelihood that you can avoid this going onto your record. If you go it alone there is a good chance that this alcohol related conviction could remain on your permanent record.

  4. If someone is changed with "display sex acts to a minor under 13", is it possible to get probation?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Patrick E. Stegall
    2. John Barnes
    2 lawyer answers

    Because this offense is punishable by less than 10 years and is not specifically excluded by statute, someone found guilty would be eligible for probation. Despite being eligible for probation, this is a serious offense which may result in incarceration and will require sex offender registration if convicted. A bond reduction may be possible either by agreement with the district attorney or after motion and argument before the judge. It will be very helpful in reaching a good resolution for...

  5. What punishment will i get for a misdormeaner citation?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. John Barnes
    2. Omer Jaleel
    2 lawyer answers

    You should contact a local attorney. He or she will give you the best chance of keeping this off your record and eventually getting it expunged. As for punishment, you should at least expect to pay restitution in the amount you allegedly stole and probably some court costs as well. In order to have your records expunged you or your lawyer will have to convince the state to dismiss or nolle prosequi the charges, or in the alternative, to agree to a judicial diversion. If you plead guilty...

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