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Obstruction of Justice is a federal and a state crime.

If you’re facing criminal charges, you’re going to want to find the best criminal defense lawyer you can get. You may qualify for a public defender, but that means it’s not likely that you’ll be able to choose your own lawyer. Your best bet is generally to hire your own criminal defense attorney, ideally finding an attorney who specializes in defending against the types of charges you’re facing. As part of your search, contact Dan Carman. He offers a free initial consultation; and even if he’s not the right attorney […]


A Man being arrested | Drug Charges Lawyer

Felony charges come in a variety of types, depending on the severity of the crime. In Kentucky, possession of a controlled substance is a Class D felony, punishable by one to five years in prison. Trafficking is a Class C felony, punishable by five to 10 years in prison. Repeat offenders and those charged with certain other drug-related crimes can face even more serious charges, and the most severe crimes can lead to a sentence of up to 50 years, or even life imprisonment. Regardless of the specific charges against […]


DUI lawyer

If you’ve dealt with DUI charges in Kentucky, then you’ve likely heard about the “look-back period.” Simply put, the look-back period is the time in which a driver’s record shows past offenses. Kentucky’s look-back period for DUI was five years until it was expanded to 10 years in 2016. This change was applauded by many so-called “tough on crime” advocates, but it has implications for people who have tried to get past a troubling episode in their lives. The Consequences of the Look-Back Period Under the previous five-year look-back period, […]


What is the Average Sentence for Drug Possession?

What is the average sentence for drug possession? The possession of many different kinds of drugs is considered illegal under Kentucky law, leaving it difficult to determine the average sentence for drug possession. If found guilty of possession, the sentence will vary depending on the amount in possession, what drug was possessed and whether or not the defendant is a repeat offender. If the amount is large enough, a defendant may be charged with possession with intent to sell. It’s a crime to possess any amount of marijuana in Kentucky. […]


How to Find a Good Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you’ve been charged with a criminal offense in Kentucky, or believe you’re being investigated by law enforcement, it can be a life-changing event. Your livelihood, the ability to support yourself and your family and your freedom may be at risk. This is not the time to go it alone. You should at least talk to a criminal defense attorney to see if that’s the right one for you. You should hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your legal rights. Criminal law can be very complex and includes […]


Can a Convicted Felon Own a Gun in Kentucky?

A convicted felon cannot legally own a gun in Kentucky, with some exceptions. This includes those convicted as youthful offenders and those convicted of a felony under federal law or in another state. Possession of a firearm by a felon is itself a felony. If you have been charged with this crime, we may be able to help. Under Kentucky Revised Statute 527.040, the crime of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (one who has served more than one year of imprisonment) occurs when he or she possesses, […]


What Is Possession of Drugs in the Second Degree in Kentucky?

Possession of drugs in the second degree in Kentucky involves possession of dangerous, but not narcotic, drugs. It can include possession of prescription drugs or illegal drugs for which there can be no prescriptions. The penalty is the same as for possession in the third degree. Under Kentucky law, possession of controlled substance in second degree is defined as the knowing and unlawful possession of a controlled substance classified in Schedules I or II which is not a narcotic drug (or specified in the definition of possession in the first […]


What Should You do if Charged with a Drug Crime?

More importantly, what shouldn’t you do if you’re charged with a Kentucky drug crime? You shouldn’t answer any questions without your attorney being present. You need to plead the Fifth Amendment, just like you see on TV shows, and tell the arresting officers you will not answer questions (other than giving basic information to identify yourself) without first talking to an attorney. As you should have heard from the officers when you were told your Miranda rights, anything you say really can be used against you in a court of […]