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5.0 stars 31 totalReview John Barnes
Posted by Laura
Mr. Barnes amd his team handled my case efficiently and kept me completely informed throughout the process. I felt comfortable calling with any questions and was treated professionally and courteously each and every interaction.
Posted by anonymous
One of the worst days of my life occurred when another vehicle pulled out in front of me, I swerved to miss it, hit a telephone pole and was unfairly charged with a DUI JUST because I was a bartender and was going home after work at 3am. With a broken foot, fractured ribs and a side of my face the had to be reconstructed I was taken to jail instead of the hospital as I should have.
Soon after, I received a letter from the Barnes firm that incredibly and accurately addressed all the needs and fears I was experiencing (having NEVER been in trouble in the past). The moment I retained the services of the firm, they went to work and took control of my situation. The entire staff of the firm was always helpful and understanding.
I somehow missed the memo in my education when our legal system changed from 'innocent until proven guilty' to 'guilty until proven innocent' and in such a money driven institution, where unless you have money or are willing to go broke fighting, I'm very glad I had the Barnes team on my side.
They settled my case quickly and with as fair a plea as possible without my willingness to increase exorbitant court costs and risk losing entirely. In a justice system as unfair and demonstrative as its DUI laws represent, the Barnes firm made the navigation of this horror more bearable than I had imagined possible.
Posted by J
Mr. Barnes was a huge help in assisting my son with a legal case in which he was falsely accused of a DUI. My son was cleared of the matter, and that's thanks to Mr. Barnes.
Posted by Eddie
I hired John Barnes to represent me for my D.U.I. charge and several other charges I was charged with at the same time and I can honestly say its the best money I have ever spent. DO NOT GO THROUGH THE LEGAL SYSTEM WITHOUT A GOOD LAWYER AND I CANT ROCOMMEND BARNES LAW FIRM ENOUGH! They were able to get all the charges dropped and I didnt even have to pay court costs. The staff are very friendly and professional and made every visit and every phone call enjoyable and a pleasure because they are eager to help in anyway they can. I hope I never need an attorney again but if I do I will consider no one but Barnes law firm they made a very stressful time extremely easy for me and I recommend you consult with them before choosing legal counsel and I do not think you will find a finer law firm anywhere due to the skills they have and the great staff so do yourself a favor and do not navigate the legal system alone, let Mr Barnes handle your case. You will not regret it.
Posted by Stuart
Steve McGrath did an exceptional job for me in Roane county. I would recommend this firm highly and I really appreciate the way they were with me during the entire process. Thanks, John and Steve.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Barnes was able to get my DUI reduced to a reckless in spite of my high B.A.C. I kept my job, my license, and my sense of overall well being.
Posted by Michelle
I was in court for a DUI, first offense. My charges were reduced to wreckless driving because Mr. Barnes did such a great job! I am thankful that I came across him and recommend him to everyone. My case was resolved in five months, not 2 years. His staff and himself answered all of my questions and were very helpful. Thank you!
Posted by Will
I was arrested for DUI & possession of schedule 4 drug in June of 2014. My court date was set for a day in August. I happen to go into treatment that same day. After completing the program three months later, i knew id have to face the situation id put off. After reading several reviews, i decided given the price and positive feedback, id give John Barnes a call. He was very easy to talk to and definitely put my mind at ease. I did have to turn myself in for the failure to appear (which should have been handled better at the treatment center) but i posted bail and only spent a few hours in jail. My court date was then reset. I went the first time, had a folder full of clean drug screens, record of my recovery, and a note from my addictionologist. John quickly got me in front of the judge and we had date reset for 2 months out. I went back the second time just last week, July 2015. John asked to speak with me, so we walked outside. He said if i plea to a simple possession charge, my DUI would be dismissed! I was blown away, i assumed the best outcome would be the possession charge and maybe reckless driving. This was my second time being charged with a dui in Knoxville(beat the charge last time too) so i was expecting this one to stick. I went back in front of the judge, plead to the possession charge, and that was it! No supervised probation. Just court costs and i was free to go. John Barnes definitely got me the best outcome i couldve hoped for. There was some questions about the actual arrest, and the sobriety test, and i feel John really exploited that weakness. I would 100% recommend John Barnes for any legal matter you may incur. He always stayed in touch, and did exactly what he said he would and more!
Posted by Ryan
Mr. Barnes got me what I believe to be the best outcome available for me in a DUI case. He made the process extremely simple and is flexible regarding payment for his services. Hiring Mr. Barnes turned out to be an excellent decision and I highly recommend him to anyone who finds themselves in a similar circumstance.
Posted by Emily
I was arrested for DUI (DWI) and facing multiple charges in connection. After John reviewed the findings from their highly experienced and dedicated investigator, he was able to turn my case into a Great Defense. Due to Mr. Barnes dedication to my case and knowledge of the legal system, he was able to compel the D.A. to offer a plea bargain where only one of five charges were dismissed. Rather than continue fighting all 5 of the charges in court (which Mr. Barnes was more than willing and optimistic to take on). I chose to take the plea bargain. He was always up to date and thurough on the most recent case law, knowledgeable, prompt, and available at any time to discuss my cases to assuage my fears. If attorney's were rated with "bedside manner" he would top the charts. Despite the stress and worry and helpless feelings I had about my case and charges, Mr. Barnes always gave me my options straight without sugarcoating, took a personal interest in my case which made me feel as though I was in the best hands possible.The outcome was that 4 out of 5 charges were dropped and I could never thank Mr. Barnes (and his staff) for fighting for my case relentlessly and truly "won" my case for me. I and my family would recommend Mr. Barnes to anyone seeking legal representation in his field of expertise. In this case (DUI/DWI/Misdemeanor Posession of various illegal substances). I am also an average Jane and was always treated as a top priority. It was truly an honor and blessing to have him on my side as my defense attorney!