Archive for the ‘Defense FAQs’ Category

Criminal defendants may literally put their lives, their futures and the futures of their families in the hands of juries. Given the seriousness of the situation, it only makes sense for Central Kentucky attorneys to do all they legally and ethically can do to seat a jury that’s as sympathetic as possible to their client and to present their client’s side of the story in the most effective way to obtain a positive jury decision. The CBS drama, Bull, is a fictional story of a trial consultant, one who helps […]


Seems we can’t check our news or social media feeds without seeing at least some reference to a hate crime. Increased coverage makes it seem like a new concept, but in fact, the FBI has had a large role in investigating such crimes since the civil rights movement. Generally associated with hot-button social issues such as racial inequality, religious differences, and sexual orientation, the groups that are protected vary from state to state. Here in Kentucky, the law was recently expanded to extend hate-crime protections to police officers, firefighters and […]


How disappointing was UK’s loss to UConn in the 2014 NCAA championship game? Don’t remind you, right? UK was so close to pulling it off. If only the Cats had had another couple minutes to turn things around, Lexington would be celebrating victory instead of defeat, and couches wouldn’t be burning on State Street. Well, that last part might not be true. Recent news reports indicate fans like to torch couches whether Big Blue wins or loses. And where there are burning couches and similar shenanigans, there will be arrests […]


Pyramid Schemes

April 1st, 2014 by Attorney Dan Carman

Say “pyramid scheme,” and many people immediately think of a business like Mary Kay (beauty products), Pampered Chef (kitchen tools), or Amway (purveyor of a variety of products)—all multilevel marketing programs. But there is a difference between pyramid schemes and multilevel marketing programs (MLMs). While both work on the principle of getting new recruits to join the company and invest money, a legitimate MLM truly has products to sell, while a pyramid scheme is established primarily to make money for the people at the top of the pyramid. Where the […]


Government investigations into potential healthcare fraud in this state are active and ongoing. King’s Daughters Medical Center (KDMC) in Ashland has been under investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ) since 2011 to determine whether the heart doctors there were implanting stents in patients when the stents weren’t really needed. With a rate of 27 out of every 1,000 Medicare patients at KDMC receiving at least one stent in 2010—3.5 times higher than the national average—it was just a matter of time before DOJ focused its investigative attention on KDMC. […]


One (1) year for most misdemeanors. If you (or a loved one) have been arrested in Kentucky or in the Lexington area in particular, why not speak to an experienced Kentucky Criminal Lawyer for free. Call my office at (859) 685-1055 for a no cost consultation.


These statements can be used. Typically, however, the witnesses would have to testify in person in court, and you would have the right to confront them and ask them your own questions. If you (or a loved one) have been arrested in Kentucky or in the Lexington area in particular, call my office at (859) 685-1055 for a free consultation.


Yes, especially if the police officer saw you driving, and you tested positive for alcohol in your system. You should hire an attorney for help in this situation. If you (or a loved one) have been arrested for DUI in Kentucky or in the Lexington area in particular, call my office at (859) 685-1055 for a free consultation.