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Lexington, KY Criminal Defense Lawyer

My name is Dan Carman, and I am a Lexington, KY Criminal Defense Lawyer. If you – or a family member – has been arrested on criminal charges, whether a misdemeanor or felony that will require appearing in a local, state or Federal court, I highly advise you retain the services of the best possible criminal defense attorney in Lexington who you can afford to hire.

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Call an experienced Lexington, KY criminal defense lawyer for a free initial consultation. The conversation will be relaxed yet informative. I will answer any questions you have and most likely ask you some as well. If you want me to help, I will.



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Lexington Defense Lawyer

Criminal charges can turn your life upside down. You don’t have to face them alone. At the Carman Law Firm, we understand the seriousness of your situation. We have helped many individuals in the past who were facing these same circumstances, and we have been successful in fighting many types of criminal charges in and around Lexington. We know how the Kentucky criminal justice system operates and we are familiar with improper prosecutorial conduct, negotiation guidelines and recognizing when it’s time to take your case to trial. If an acceptable deal is offered, it will be presented to you, but rest assured that we will never shy away from trial or the defense of your rights.

DUI & Drug Charges

DUI penalties can be severe, and they grow more strict for every subsequent time you are arrested and convicted of DUI. Not only could you face extensive fines, but license suspension as well. If your driver’s license is revoked, your job may be jeopardized since you may have trouble getting to work.

Drug-related crimes are the most frequently charged offenses in Kentucky. If you have been arrested for a drug offense, know that the penalties can escalate depending on the nature and quantity of the drug at issue and your prior criminal record. There are many available defenses, such as insufficient evidence, having a valid prescription, and illegal search and seizure.

If you are facing charges for a sex crime, it is important for you to understand the various penalties you could face. One of the most serious consequences of this type of crime is mandatory sex offender registration. This will appear on your criminal record and follow you for the rest of your life, possibly preventing you from getting housing, employment and more.

If you were charged with violating weapons laws or committing a crime while using a weapon, you can be heavily fined and receive a long prison sentence. Additionally, anyone convicted of a felony is automatically barred from ever possessing a firearm. Weapons charges can have some legal gray areas regarding possession and concealment that are best handled by a skilled KY defense attorney.

Misdemeanors & Felonies

Although misdemeanors seem minor in comparison to felonies due to their reduced penalties, it is important to realize that all criminal charges are serious matters. Some misdemeanor convictions carry sentences to local, city, or county jail, while others can result in costly fines. If the potential punishment is for a year or less, then the crime is considered a misdemeanor, while a crime punishable by imprisonment of one year or more is considered a felony. People convicted of felonies are sentenced to state or federal prison and certain felonies are punishable by death.

No matter the charge, hiring the right defense attorney to help is the most important decision you can make. As a seasoned Fayette County criminal lawyer, we will take great care to make your case stand out from the crowd and get the best possible outcome. If you are charged with a crime, from murder to assault, from domestic violence to DUI, in Fayette County Circuit Court or at the federal court level, we can help you.

About Our KY Criminal Defense Firm

The Carman Law Firm represents all types of criminal defense cases, including arson, burglary, rape, homicide and drug possession. We strive to provide the best defense to anyone accused of a crime, whether their case is at the local court in Scott County, the Madison County District Court or the Fourteenth Circuit Court. We have trial experience ranging from perjury to harassment, identity theft to probation violations, and everything in between.

We offer confidential consultations without any fee and will work with you to provide a fee structure that suits your circumstances.

With offices centrally located in Lexington, we handle criminal matters in all the surrounding cities, from Winchester to Nicholasville and Georgetown to Richmond and throughout Central Kentucky. We believe that excellent communication is important in order to navigate clients through the often confusing legal process. For an updated resource on informative, pertinent legal topics, please see our Criminal Defense Blog.

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