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Have you recently been arrested or charged with a crime in Lexington, KY? Do not hesitate to contact the experienced Lexington criminal defense attorneys at Oakley & Oakley, LLC for immediate advice and assistance at (859) 254-4035.
It’s important to understand that your future is on the line – regardless of whether the allegations against you are true. State and federal prosecutors have one job – to get you to plead guilty or convict you in front of a jury of your peers. And, they’ll invest whatever time and resources are necessary to win.
In order to reduce the chances of that happening, it’s critical to defend yourself aggressively at every turn. With Oakley & Oakley, LLC in your corner, you’ll strip prosecutors of their advantage and level the playing field. You’ll tip the scales of justice in your favor.
Oakley & Oakley, LLC has been trusted by those facing criminal charges in and around Fayette County since 2017. Collectively, our defense team has more than 15 years of experience representing clients in state and federal criminal matters. When you hire our law firm, we’ll be your fiercest advocate and defend your rights every step of the way.
Prosecutors are well aware of our ability to secure favorable outcomes for our clients in Lexington. They know that things won’t be easy when we’re on the case. Our defense attorneys have won trials at every level – including District Court, Circuit Court, and the Kentucky Supreme Court, as well as the United States District Court.
Our winning reputation precedes us and can work wonders for you during preliminary hearings and early negotiations. Rather than risking a loss in court, prosecutors might be more inclined to drop the charges or offer a plea that’s more than favorable under the circumstances.
Time is of the essence. Do not delay in reaching out to our Lexington, KY criminal defense law office to discuss your rights and legal options. When you call, we will arrange a time to sit down and discuss the details of your criminal case. We’ll give you an honest assessment of the case against you and offer some preliminary advice to help you figure out how to move forward. When you hire our law firm to handle your defense, you can rest assured that we will do everything in our power to secure the best possible outcome for you and your family.
Whether you’ve been arrested for involvement in a bar fight or have been falsely accused of attacking someone on campus, an assault charge on your record will change the course of your life forever. It can interfere with your ability to find gainful employment and destroy your reputation. Our team will carefully investigate the circumstances of your alleged assault, searching for any opportunity to undermine the charges against you.view practice area
The state of Kentucky takes allegations of abuse or violence between family members very seriously. A charge of domestic violence can easily lead to a conviction if you don’t defend yourself aggressively. That’s true, even if the allegations are exaggerated or entirely false. Many times, these claims are based solely on the word of the alleged victim. Discrediting the witness or providing evidence to counter the claims can, many times, be enough to walk away with your future intact.view practice area
There are thousands of drug-related crimes in Lexington, KY every year. Relatively speaking, these offenses – especially drug possession – tend to be quite minor. Despite that, Kentucky has really ramped up efforts to identify and target offenders. Many times, that leads to rushed investigations and botched searches. If you’re arrested for a drug offense, our lawyers will find those critical mistakes and use them to help you beat the charges. We won’t let the state benefit from violations of your rights.view practice area
Lexington is home to not one, not two, but three colleges. It’s also a hot spot for bars, breweries, and distilleries. Alcohol flows freely here, especially with the younger crowd. So, drunk driving stops and arrests aren’t all that uncommon. The good news for you is that drunk driving arrests aren’t always by the book. If an officer makes a mistake during a stop, search, or administration fo a breath test, that error can be your ticket to freedom.view practice area
Violations of federal criminal law happen more frequently in Lexington than you might think. Often, these include drug offenses and white-collar crimes. When you’re charged with a federal offense, your case will be subject to highly-specialized rules and procedures. You can’t trust your defense to just any attorney. You absolutely need to work with a lawyer who knows the federal criminal justice system. Better yet, you need to work with an attorney in Lexington who has tried cases in federal court and won. That’s why Oakley & Oakley, LLC should be your first call after an arrest.view practice area
Kids don’t always appreciate that their actions can have consequences. However, in Kentucky, a simple mistake or impulsive decision can change the course of a child’s life forever. Our lawyers are here to help you and your child not only navigate the juvenile justice system in Lexington, but fight to minimize the potential penalties imposed in your child’s case. We’ll advocate for them and work hard to make sure that any sentences imposed are designed to rehabilitate, not punish.view practice area
There are few offenses that are considered to be more serious than those that involve sex. There are also few offenses that tend to lack substantial and quality direct evidence. Allegations of sexual misconduct often boil down to “he said, she said” situations. Our lawyers will be tenacious in our defense of you, working tirelessly to make sure that the state has to provide more than a simple accusation of a sex crime to alter your life as you know it.view practice area
It’s easy to accuse someone of theft. In reality, it’s much more difficult to prove it. Theft crimes are complicated and the state must be able to prove some degree of intent. A strategic and aggressive defense can make the prosecuting attorney’s job much more challenging. And, that’s precisely what you’ll benefit from when you enlist the help of our Lexington defense lawyers.view practice area
White Collar Crimes
White collar crimes are complicated. There are a lot of moving parts and typically involve the intent to deceive or defraud. Prosecutors have a tough job in just explaining the different elements of a white collar crime to a jury, let alone convincing them that a defendant is guilty. When that defendant has and implements a smart defense strategy, the prosecution’s likelihood of success plummets. Our lawyers will carefully investigate your case, determine the best way to undermine the state, and work to keep you out of prison.view practice area
At Oakley & Oakley, LLC, we know that an arrest or criminal charge can turn your life upside-down. At our firm, we also firmly believe that you’re innocent until the state can prove otherwise. And, we’re committed to putting 15+ years of combined experience to work to keep you out of jail and protect your future. Our Lexington law firm represents clients in all criminal matters in and around Lexington, Kentucky and Fayette County – including felonies and misdemeanors, as well as, state charges and federal matters.
No charge is too serious or complex for our accomplished team. If you’ve already been convicted, call our law firm to see if there are potential solutions to limit the collateral consequences. You might be a good candidate for an appeal or there could be an opportunity to get your record expunged. Whatever the problem, you can trust our Lexington criminal defense attorneys to help you work to solve it.
Should I Cooperate With the Police and State Prosecutors? Contact our compassionate team now to schedule a free initial case evaluation to learn more. We’re always standing by to take your call – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
No. You are under no obligation to help the police and state prosecutors do their jobs. You certainly do not want to offer any information that could be used against you in a criminal case. With that said, it’s important to be polite and respectful in whatever interactions you do have. So, simply decline to answer any questions. Instead, explain that all questions should be directed to your defense attorney and that, from here on out, you are invoking your right to remain silent.
Don’t resist. At the same time, don’t do anything that will make it easier for the state or federal government to build a case against you. Invoke your right to remain silent. Keep a mental note of everything that happens from the moment you’re stopped by the police. If you think a mistake has been made, that could be the thing that sets you free. When you have an opportunity to do so, give Oakley & Oakley, LLC a call and let us know what’s going on. If you’re detained, we can arrange to visit you and begin to work on a plan to secure your release.
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A police officer or federal agent can’t just stop you and place you under arrest for no reason. In fact, the peace officer must have reasonable suspicion to make a stop and probable cause to make an arrest. If either of those things are lacking, the arrest isn’t legitimate. Our criminal defense team will dig deep and analyze the circumstances leading up to and surrounding your arrest. We’ll listen closely to your side of the story, interview witnesses, review police reports, and scrutinize all available evidence. We’ll also do a deep dive into the arresting officer’s history to see if they have a history of making unlawful arrests. If we determine that a mistake was made, rest assured that we’ll waste no time in bringing it to the court’s attention. If the arrest was unlawful the criminal charges against you (if and when they’re filed) cannot stand.
State or federal prosecutors might try to scare you into accepting a plea bargain by claiming that they have evidence to support the charges against you. And, in reality, the prosecution may very well have evidence. The real question, though, should focus on whether that evidence can be used against you in a court of law. If the state is sitting on evidence that’s been obtained in a violation of your rights – no matter how small – it simply cannot be allowed to be used against you.
Our lawyers will conduct an exhaustive examination of the state’s evidence in your case. We’ll pick apart the process of how that evidence was first identified and how it ultimately came to be in the state’s possession. We’ll track the chain of custody to find potential flaws. If we find that evidence was seized illegally or that your 4th Amendment rights were infringed upon, we’ll ask a judge to step in and throw it out. Without evidence, the government may have no choice but to dismiss the charges against you.
The government, in preparation of its case against you, will definitely seek the help of local experts. Over the course of more than a decade, our criminal defense lawyers have seen, first-hand, the impact expert testimony can have on a case. If state or federal prosecutors have experts working to build a criminal case against you, it’s critical to make sure that you have experts in your corner, too. When you hire Oakley & Oakley, LLC, that’s precisely what you’ll have.
Our law firm will spare no expense in bringing in specialists and professionals as we navigate the criminal justice system on your behalf. That might mean relying on accident reconstructionists or forensic specialists during an investigation or having a medical professional or appraiser evaluate evidence as we search for the best defense strategies for your particular case. If the state has an expert working a certain angle, you can rest assured that we’ll have one to match. The playing field will be level when we’re on the case.
Experience matters when your future is on the line. At Oakley & Oakley, LLC, we’ve been standing up for the accused in Lexington, KY for years. Our lawyers have a combined 15 years of experience handling the most complex criminal cases at both the state and federal levels. We’ve successfully defended clients at every level – including matters before the Kentucky Supreme Court and United States District Court.
This means that we are intimately familiar with the laws and procedures that will affect your criminal case. We’re well-known and respected in courts in and around Fayette County – which means we know the prosecutors who will be trying to put you behind bars and have a rapport with the judges who will hold your fate in their hands. Our extensive experience and incredible insight can be a huge asset to you as you fight criminal charges. Let our experience work in your favor.
At Oakley & Oakley, LLC, our clients are more than numbers on a case file. Our lawyers see our clients for who they are – people who have made a mistake or been falsely accused of a crime. We appreciate that your life has been turned upside down – and that it could stay that way for a long time if you don’t have the right team by your side.
In our eyes, you deserve every opportunity to defend yourself and prevent a criminal charge from turning into a conviction. We don’t think that a simple mistake or understanding should define who you are or dictate how your life unfolds. You have a future ahead of you, and we’re here to help you preserve it. That’s why we strive to treat every client with the utmost respect and give every case we handle everything we have. We will fight for you until we’ve helped you secure the best possible outcome in your case.
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Have you recently been arrested in Lexington, Kentucky? Don’t think the matter will simply go away or that you can talk your way out of criminal charges. The time to begin defending yourself is now. The experienced Lexington criminal defense lawyers at Oakley & Oakley, LLC can help.
We’re known for our ability to win – inside and outside of the courtroom. That’s the kind of help you need in your corner. So, when you find yourself on the wrong side of the law, make Oakley & Oakley, LLC your first call.
We know you have questions. That’s why we offer a free case evaluation. Sit down with our team today to get the answers you need. There’s no time to waste when your future is on the line, so call our Lexington law office now.