Protecting Your Rights And Your Future

Whether you’re facing criminal charges or a serious injury, I will provide counsel when you need it most.

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Protecting Your Rights And Your Future

Whether you’re facing criminal charges or a serious injury, I will provide counsel when you need it most.

Over 15 years of experience in Lexington, Kentucky

Call Oakley & Oakley, LLC Today To Protect Your Future

Criminal Defense And Personal Injury Attorney

Hope In A Dark Time

If you’ve been arrested or have suffered a serious injury, you may feel like the world is ending. You’ve come to the right place. My name is Jay Oakley, and I will take the weight off your shoulders and help you stand up for what’s right.

I’ll Give It To You Straight

At Oakley & Oakley, LLC, I pride myself on telling clients what they need to hear, even when it’s hard. You deserve to make decisions based on facts, and that’s what you’ll get from me every time.

Experience. Trust. Results.

My Lexington Law Firm Handles All Criminal Defense Matters

At Oakley & Oakley, LLC, I know that an arrest or criminal charge can turn your life upside-down. I also firmly believe that you’re innocent until the state can prove otherwise. I’m committed to putting 15 years of experience to work to keep you out of jail and protect your future. I represent 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 my skills. If you’ve already been convicted, call my 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 me 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.

Should You Cooperate With The Police And State Prosecutors?

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 with them. 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.

What Should You Do If You Are Arrested?

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 me know what’s going on. If you’re detained, I can arrange to visit you and begin to work on a plan to secure your release.

From My Clients

Why You Should Trust Me After An Arrest

I’ll Determine If Your Arrest Was Lawful

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. I will dig deep and analyze the circumstances leading up to and surrounding your arrest. I’ll listen closely to your side of the story, interview witnesses, review police reports, and scrutinize all available evidence. I’ll also do a deep dive into the arresting officer’s history to see if they have a history of making unlawful arrests. If I determine that a mistake was made, rest assured that I’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.

I’ll Challenge All State Evidence

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.

I will conduct an exhaustive examination of the state’s evidence in your case. I’ll pick apart the process of how that evidence was first identified and how it ultimately came to be in the state’s possession. I’ll track the chain of custody to find potential flaws. If I find that evidence was seized illegally or that your 4th Amendment rights were infringed upon, I’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.

I’ll Have Experts Working On Your Side

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, I 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.

My law firm will spare no expense in bringing in specialists and professionals as I 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 I 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 I’ll have one to match. The playing field will be level when I’m on the case.

I'm A Respected And Successful Trial Lawyer

Experience matters when your future is on the line. At Oakley & Oakley, LLC, I’ve been standing up for the accused in Lexington, KY for years. I have 15 years of experience handling the most complex criminal cases at both the state and federal levels. I’ve successfully defended clients at every level – including matters before the Kentucky Supreme Court, US District Court, as well as the US Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

This means that I am intimately familiar with the laws and procedures that will affect your criminal case. I’m well-known and respected in courts in and around Fayette County – which means I 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. My extensive experience and incredible insight can be a huge asset to you as you fight criminal charges. Let my experience work in your favor.

You Deserve A Lawyer Who Cares About You

At Oakley & Oakley, LLC, my clients are more than numbers on a case file. I see our clients for who they are – people who have made a mistake or been falsely accused of a crime. I 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 my eyes, you deserve every opportunity to defend yourself and prevent a criminal charge from turning into a conviction. I 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 I’m here to help you preserve it. That’s why I strive to treat every client with the utmost respect and give every case I handle everything we have. I will fight for you until I’ve helped you secure the best possible outcome in your case.

Let Me Help You Today

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. At Oakley & Oakley, LLC, I can help.

I’m known for my 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.

I know you have questions. That’s why I offer a free case evaluation. Sit down with me to get the answers you need. There’s no time to waste when your future is on the line, so call my Lexington law office now.