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James R. Owen

James R. Owen

Owen Law Firm
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, Personal Injury...
  • Tennessee
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Summary

After Graduating from the University of Memphis Law School in 1997, James R. Owen moved back to East Tennessee and started practicing law, focusing mainly in the area of Criminal Defense and DUI/DWI defense. He has successfully defended thousands of citizens accused of crimes. He prides himself in investigating not only the facts of his case but also getting to know his clients on a personal level, so he can address any underlying personal issues that may have led to the criminal charges. This holistic approach often leads to a better outcome in the legal system, but also a better understanding of what a client needs to do to succeed in life. James R. Owen is a founding board member and the current secretary of the Friends of Knox County Recovery Court. Recovery Court focuses on addressing addiction in a long term therapeutic environment. James R. Owen also enjoys hiking, biking and running the trails of beautiful East Tennessee with his family.

Practice Areas
  • DUI & DWI
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Domestic Violence
  • Traffic Tickets
  • White Collar Crime
  • Juvenile Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Expungements
  • Drug charges
  • HMVO
  • Speeding tickets
  • Speeding
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Tennessee
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Federal Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founding Board Member and Secretary
Friends of Knox County Recovery Court
- Current
Education
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
J.D. (1997)
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Awards
Top Attorney
American Society of Legal Advocates
Awarded Top Attorney Honor 2017
Superior DUI lawyer
National Advocacy for DUI Defense
Awarded Top Rank of Superior DUI Attorney
Superior OVI Defense Lawyer
National Advocacy of DUI Defense
Awarded Top Rank of Superior for Operating a Vehicle While Impaired Attorney
Top 10 Best Attorney
American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
Ranked Top DUI Attorney
Distinguished and High Ethical Standing and Professional Achievement
Martindale-Hubble
Peer rated for high professional achievement
Top Attorney
CITY VIEW MAGAZINE
DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
National Highway Transportation Adminstration
Distinguished
Martindale-Hubble
Professional Associations
Tennessee State Bar # 18834
Member
Current
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DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Introduction to DUI practice, Community Law Office
Community Law Office
Judge Mock Trial Competion, University of Tennessee
University of Tennessee Law School
Certifications
DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
National Highway Transportation Adminstration
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
14 Questions Answered

Q. I recently got charged with dui 2nd offense and probably facing jail time. What is there to avoid jail time?
A: If you hire an experienced DUI lawyer, you might be able to avoid jail time. Contact an experienced DUI lawyer.
Q. I am looking for an attorney to possibly help my grandson with a dui but I need someone who will accept payments.
A: You should contact an experienced DUI lawyer. I would be happy to discuss your grandson's situation.
Q. If I intend to plead guilty to a DUI, is there any benefit of hiring an attorney to represent me?
A: Yes a lawyer can help you even if you plan to plead guilty. However, most importantly a lawyer can advise you as to whether or not you should plead guilty or not guilty. You should contact an experienced DUI lawyer.
Q. Charge dui test results blood no alcohol traces of meth from 2 weeks ago no criminal record
A: It sounds like you have some good issues in your case. You should contact an experienced DUI lawyer in your area.
Q. I got arrested for first offense of DUI, and did 6 hours in jail, then got booked out, what's going to happen in court?
A: I do not have enough information to answer your question. However, I can tell you that you need to discuss your case with an experienced DUI lawyer as soon as possibly. Once you meet with a lawyer, that lawyer can answer your questions and help you decide how to handle your case.
Q. If you never leave private property where people are not expected can you get a dui
A: No. The Tennessee DUI law is limited to driving on a public road or a place which is generally frequented by the public, such as a shopping center or apartment complex.
Q. Why can't a DUI be expunged?
A: The expunction statute excludes DUIs specifically. DUI is one of the few misdemeanor crimes that cannot be expunged.
Q. My husband was arrested for dui and blood test showed negative for alcohol. 892 ng/ml diazepam - prescribed
A: Tennessee does not set a legal limit for prescription drugs or marijuana. Your husband needs to consult with an experienced DUI lawyer so that he can better understand his case and his options.
Q. If blood was drawn to determine dui of meth.. What makes the determination of dui versus the meth used the day before?
A: Methamphetamine is metabolized fairly quickly as compared to other drugs. You should discuss your case with an experienced DUI lawyer to help you figure out whether what might show up in the blood test.
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Contact & Map
Owen Law Firm
550 W. Main St., Ste 950
Knoxville, TN 37902
USA
Telephone: (865) 440-6345
Cell: (865) 805-8658
Fax: (865) 963-0399
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