1 - Cutting Edge DUI Defense At A Price You Can Afford - Not Guilty Dismissed Reduced The Exact Same Science That Got You Arrested For DUI Can Be What Gets You Off. The Decision You Make Right Now Will Affect The Rest Of Your Life. I ve Personally Worked On Hundreds of DUI Cases, Spent Months Training In DUI Testing (same training the police get), Have Perfected Courtroom Techniques, And Have Made My Services Affordable - For One Reason And One Reason Only. So You Can Hear Either Not Guilty Dismissed Reduced - Period. John Barnes The first thing everyone thinks after being arrested for DUI is I failed the blood test. I failed the breathalyzer, and the field sobriety test - I m terrified. And, I m screwed. The first thing I tell everyone is Relax. Just listen to this A few months ago, a man here in Tennessee was arrested after a fatal car crash. He was then charged with driving under the influence (DUI) and vehicular homicide. Here s what s important. His blood test came back at over 3 times the legal limit. He was facing a minimum of 8 years in prison, and could get as many as 30 years. Life As He Knew It Was Over Everyone And Everything Gone Just LikeThat. An Innocent Man Nearly Serving Time For Vehicular Homicide Truth is, most attorneys would have just pled the guy out, walked away, and moved on. However, the man hired an experienced DUI attorney, one that had been trained extensively in the exact same science, methods and technology the police and prosecutor use to get their convictions. When the validity of the test was called into question, it was discovered his test was wrong, and had been switched. The Result: Case Dismissed If this man hadn t taken the time to hire an attorney who specializes in DUI cases, and was not afraid to go to trial, he (an innocent man) would be in prison today. This should be very important to you because
2 If You Don t Get A Not Guilty, Reduced Charge, Or An Outright Dismissal - You ll Hate Yourself Later. Here s what you stand to lose... Freedom - If convicted, you can spend 11 months and 29 days in jail. For most, this is unthinkable, but it happens. Spending the night is one thing, but spending weeks or months in jail is down-right scary. And, jail time is required by law in every case if convicted. Money - Besides the fines (up to $1000 or more), you could lose your job. What s worse is your DUI is on your public record for life (that s how I knew to write you), unless you beat the charge. One man I know still has to explain his DUI 34 years later. Respect - It s embarrassing for sure, but what about being forced to go to drunk driving school, or picking up litter on the side of the road wearing an orange vest with DUI Offender on it Or, how about NOT having a driver s license for a year or more. Can you imagine needing a ride just to go to the store? There are mandatory minimum first offense penalties for DUI in Tennessee. Second and third offenses face much stiffer penalties. Field Sobriety Test Here s EVERYTHING YOU Need To Know About Field Sobriety Tests, Breath Tests and Blood Samples- They re Flawed. And, I Can Prove It. Did the law enforcement officer administer and evaluate the field sobriety test in the required standardized manner? If not The validated indicators of impairment can be misread based on scientific research. These walk a straight line and stand on one leg tests are either conducted wrong, or easily misinterpreted. Direct Breath Testing Breath tests must be administered by approved methods and standards. Was DIRECT observation made of the person to be tested by the officer for the required 20 minutes prior to the administration of the breath test? Did the officer ask and/or inspect the person s mouth to insure nothing foreign was introduced into the mouth prior to testing?
3 These are just a few of the problems I see, and utilize. Breath machines are susceptible to a number of problems. Either of the above examples could send you well on your way to having your case dismissed. I am trained under the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration s guidelines. This is the EXACT same body that creates and certifies the testing for law enforcement. I ll go to the scene of your arrest and view the police video for signs of mistakes. The same thing applies to breath tests. Not only are they inaccurate, but are administered wrong, as well. Most don t know what to look for. I do. Blood testing Analysis of a blood sample is generally the most accurate. However, these can be switched, misread, contaminated along with a plethora of other possibilities. My Blood Testing Expertise comes from NCDD training (including a Session at Harvard Law School). And, a course I took from the American Chemical Society, taught by two of the top experts in the field. Blood Testing is a very specialized science, and I have hands on experience. I have actually ran the testing machine, and been trained and taught the science behind it by one of the leading chromatography Doctors in the country. Most general criminal defense lawyers wouldn t have the knowledge necessary to break down the field sobriety tests, and turn them around in their clients favor. I can because I ve had the same training from the same people who train the cops. Same goes for the blood testing. Being an expert in the Science, Methods and Technology Used in D.U.I Cases is one thing, but means nothing unless you can back it up in court - Mastering the Science Alone Isn t Enough. Presenting Your Case to a Judge or a Jury (in a way they can easily understand) is also Critical to DUI Defense. Now, you ve probably never heard of Terence MacCarthy However, in the legal world, he s known as the Top Cross Examiner in the USA, if not on the planet. He s battletested my skills in cross examination, choosing jury members for trials, and, above all, making the technical mumbo jumbo of DUI science easily understood by a jury (who holds your conviction or acquittal in their hands).
4 I ve also been trained by Gerry Spence s Trial Lawyer College Again, this might not mean much to you now but Gerry is the head of this college, and he is considered one of the Top 5 Best Known Trial Lawyers in the last 25 years. You may or may not need to go to trial, but if you do, you ll need someone who can Deliver the Findings, and Challenge the results in a clear and simple fashion, along with cross examination skills. Here s an Example of an Actual Case I Recently Worked on. See If Any of This Sounds Familiar. I was hired to defend a young man who got a DUI. He had a good job, nice family and all of this could have been lost. He was arrested in a very remote, rural county here in Tennessee. Here s what happened - Someone called 911 on him for swerving. The cop stops him, and he admits to drinking at Buffalo Wild Wings. Meanwhile, his buddies in the truck are drunk. He takes the field sobriety tests, fails, goes to jail, takes a breath test, and, it comes back in the teens over the legal limit. I show up at the hearing a few months later, in a courthouse I ve never practiced in, refusing to plead guilty. It was obvious from the start that defendants didn t win, there would be no reductions, and that everyone was expected to plead guilty and take their punishment. And, this was happening in every case. Under cross examination, the arresting officer couldn t explain the simplest field sobriety testing principles, and continued to say things that either didn t make sense, or contradicted his reports. He wasn t a liar, just unprepared to deal with me. Most aren t. The Result: Case Dismissed. First Class Defense At A Cost You Can Afford What if you could fly first class for coach pricing would you do it? Of course, most people would. I make my expertise available and affordable to those I serve. My fees will never be the highest, nor are they the lowest. I m usually somewhere in the middle. Being experienced in DUI cases, and after working on Hundreds of DUI defenses, I m able to draw on years of experience, knowledge and skills. Unlike other general practicing attorneys, I no longer need to research the law, science and methods that police use. In fact, I ll know by the time you leave my office where I m headed with your case. You will, too.
5 I also accept payment plans where most other attorneys will not. I do this because I truly feel you are entitled the very best defense available. I won t let you wind up in jail, or allow your future to be shattered all due to financial strain. I also offer a discount on my fees in case you want to pay my retainer upfront. You ve Made One Mistake. Now, Don t Make Another. The first thing I want you to know is: There is no charge and no obligation for me to assess your situation. I ll tell you right up front the good and the bad. I know how frightening this can be. But, let me assure you, you are Not Guilty until proven otherwise. Here s What You Need To Do Next. Call Right Now - (865) No Cost No Obligation. The Sooner You Do The Better. I will personally take your call, and discuss your situation in detail. If you retain me, I will personally investigate your DUI case thoroughly. I never pass these off to a junior attorney as many do. (Nothing is more discouraging than to find out your hired gun isn t the one working on your case. It happens more than you think.) I will review the entire police video, and travel to the scene where the field sobriety tests were given. (You would be surprised at the mistakes I see. I take these flaws and use them for your benefit.) My Free Initial Consultation Includes a GUARANTEE that takes away all your risk, concerns, and apprehensions. When you call me to schedule your Free Initial Consultation And, after we meet, if you don t believe I ve A) provided you with a blue print to your defense, B) Proven to you that I have the skills to help you, and C) Made you comfortable with the idea that retaining me as your DUI defense lawyer is your ticket to Not Guilty-Dismissed or Reduced Charges.
6 If you don t think I can provide the best possible defense for you - I ll pay $ toward your retainer fee to hire another attorney. Try to find this kind of confidence anywhere today! I have the scientific background, courtroom experience, and passion to fight your DUI Charges, and achieve the best possible outcome. You risk nothing by calling me, today. John Barnes Law Office 5401 Kingston Pike, Suite 400 Knoxville, TN (865) P.S. After we speak, I guarantee you, whether we work together or not, you re going to feel a whole lot better. Promise. P.P.S. It is critically imported to act right now. Your future depends on it. Call 24 hours a day. I will get back to right away (865)