Georgetown Criminal Defense Attorney

Kentucky takes criminal offenses seriously, and a conviction can mean jail time, fines, and a permanent criminal record that will negatively impact your reputation, career, personal relationships, and the ability to receive housing and educational benefits in the future. If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, you do not want to face these charges alone.

The criminal defense attorneys at Dan Carman, PLLC know how to fight for your rights and your freedom. We know the Kentucky criminal system and the lengths prosecutors go to in order to get a conviction, and we are fully prepared to go up against them. Whether through negotiations or taking cases to trial, we have helped many clients over the years get their charges reduced or dismissed, and we will do everything possible do the same for you.

We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss the circumstances of your charges and determine the best way to help, so call us today to get started building your defense.

Why Choose Our Georgetown Criminal Defense Lawyer

There are many attorneys in Kentucky, but when dealing with serious criminal charges, you should look for one with the necessary experience, legal knowledge and resources to get the best results possible. Here’s some reasons why we think you should choose Dan Carman to represent you:

  • We are experienced in a wide range of criminal matters. Attorney Dan Carman has represented clients accused of criminal acts that include sex crimes, possession and distribution of drugs, child pornography, larceny, hazing, and obstruction of justice. Dan was also a Judge Advocate “JAG” defense lawyer and prosecuting attorney for Marine Corps and Navy personnel. This experience gives him the advantage of knowing both the prosecution and defense sides of the criminal process.
  • We are recognized in our field. Dan Carman is a member of various local and national Bar Associations, has previously been named in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers and Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers, and has won an award for the 10 Best attorneys in client satisfaction by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.
  • We are bilingual, speaking Spanish as well as English.
  • We are available 24/7 for client emergencies.

At Dan Carman, PLLC, we know your rights and the regulations police officers must follow, as well as how to use mistakes they make to build your case. We are fully prepared to find weaknesses in the prosecutor’s case, negotiate to get you the best deal possible, and take your case to trial if necessary.

How Our Criminal Defense Lawyers in Georgetown Works for You

When placed under arrest, it’s important to get legal assistance as soon as possible to avoid making mistakes that can be used against you. At Dan Carman, PLLC, we work get to work immediately to make sure you get the best defense possible.  We will:

  • Meet with you to discuss the circumstances of your arrest and determine the best way to build a solid defense.
  • Prepare you for and be there for you at all hearings and court appearances to prevent you from doing anything to hurt your case.
  • Scrutinize the actions of the law enforcement officials to determine if your rights were violated or evidence was handled incorrectly, as violations can increase the chances that you will be found not guilty.
  • Negotiate with prosecutors to find ways to have your charges dismissed or lessened.
  • Take your case to court to defend you if necessary.
  • Handle any appeals.

Georgetown Criminal Defense Attorney Explains Types of Crimes

Criminal offenses may be charged as either a felony or misdemeanor, and understanding the differences is vital if facing criminal allegations.

Felonies. Felonies, the most serious offenses, carry the most severe punishments. In Kentucky, felony crimes are divided into classes from A to D. Depending on the severity of the crime, the sentence upon conviction can range from one year in prison to as much as 50 years or life in prison.

Class A felonies are considered the most severe. Examples include murder, malicious wounding, certain armed robberies, grand larceny, rape of a child under the age of 12, and certain drug-related crimes. Conviction of a Class A felony can bring a prison sentence of 20 to 50 years or life imprisonment.

Class D felonies are crimes such as possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, unauthorized credit card use for $500-$1,000, stalking in the first degree, possession of a controlled substance, and wanton endangerment in the first degree. Punishment may be a prison sentence of one to five years.

Misdemeanors. Misdemeanors are less serious offenses, and punishment is usually one year in a county jail and fines. Examples of misdemeanors include DUI (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Offense) and theft of items worth less than $500.

Defenses Georgetown Criminal Defense Attorneys May Use

Criminal defense strategies often attempt to challenge the validity and sufficiency of the prosecution’s evidence and to look for misconduct by prosecutors or police officers or failure to handle evidence properly. Approaches that our Georgetown criminal defense attorneys may use will depend on the circumstances of your case.

Examples include:

  • constitutional violations of your rights, such as illegal search and seizure of your home, car, clothing, or person
  • failure to obtain a warrant for entry
  • obtaining an improper confession
  • failure to have your “Miranda Rights” read at the time of the arrest
  • insufficient or tainted evidence
  • factual innocence
  • mistaken identity.

When these violations occur, evidence illegally obtained may be suppressed, or your case may even be dismissed. Our attorneys may also challenge the reliability of witness testimony, the credibility of evidence, or the legality of the search and seizure procedures.

Get Help with Criminal Charges

If you or your loved one was charged with a criminal offense in Kentucky, get help from a dedicated Georgetown criminal defense lawyer.  At Dan Carman, PLLC, we have a proven track record of successfully defending clients against criminal allegations, and we are committed to providing you with the best defense possible. Having our skilled and experienced legal team by your side can make all the difference in securing a favorable outcome in your case.

Call Dan Carman today at 859-685-1055 so we can begin building your defense.

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