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Lexington Felony Defense Lawyer

Providing Strong Defense for Felony Cases

If you are facing felony charges in Kentucky, you need a strong and dedicated defense team to represent you. At Oakley & Oakley, LLC, our felony defense attorney in Lexington has been serving our community since 2006, and we are ready to put that experience to work for you. We understand that felony charges are extremely serious, and we are ready to fight for you.

Our firm understands that you have a lot to lose if you are convicted of a felony. You may lose your job, your housing, and your education benefits. You may lose your voting rights and be unable to obtain professional licenses. You may even be deported if you are not a U.S. citizen. Our team is here to help you fight felony charges and protect your rights.

Call us today at (859) 712-7365 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

What Is Considered a Felony in Kentucky?

Kentucky has three classes of felonies: Class D felonies, Class C felonies, and Class A felonies. The class of felony is determined by the seriousness of the crime. Class D felonies are the least serious, and Class A felonies are the most serious.

Class A felonies include:

  • Attempted murder (intent to cause the death of another person)
  • Murder (intent to cause the death of another person)
  • Kidnapping (the person kidnapped is not released voluntarily within 24 hours and the death of the person kidnapped does not occur)
  • Rape (sexual intercourse with a person by the use of force, coercion, or other means, or sexual intercourse with a minor)
  • Robbery (intent to cause serious physical injury or death of another person while committing theft)
  • Solicitation of murder (offer or agreement to commit murder)
  • Solicitation of kidnapping (offer or agreement to commit kidnapping)

Have a Question?

  • What is Probable Cause?

    Probable cause is a legal term that is often misunderstood. Law enforcement must have probable cause to believe you committed a crime before they search or arrest someone.

    Probable cause is a particular and reasonable belief that an individual is:

    • committing a crime,
    • has committed a crime or
    • is about to commit a crime.

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  • Do I Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer if I Shoot Someone Who Breaks Into My House?

    If someone breaks into your home, the use of deadly force could be justifiable under Kentucky’s self-defense laws and the Castle Doctrine. However, there are exceptions in which the use of deadly force could result in an arrest for assault, homicide, or manslaughter.

    It is wise to understand your legal rights to avoid a weapons charge or murder charge, especially if you own a gun to protect yourself and your family from intruders.

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  • How to Know if You Hired a Good or Bad Criminal Defense Attorney

    If you are accused of a crime or you are under investigation for a crime, you have the right to legal counsel. It does not matter whether you face drug crime charges, DUI charges, or weapons charges. The United States Constitution guarantees you the right to consult with a criminal defense lawyer. Never give up or waive your right to counsel when facing criminal charges in Kentucky. Always exercise your right to consult with a lawyer before answering questions or giving the police a statement.

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Call Oakley & Oakley, LLC Today

If you have been charged with a felony in Kentucky, it is important to understand the available defenses that may be used to protect your rights. At Oakley & Oakley, LLC, our experienced felony defense lawyer in Lexington is committed to providing clients with knowledgeable and effective legal representation when facing felony charges. Our team has extensive knowledge of the laws in Kentucky and can provide guidance on all potential defenses that could be used to reduce or dismiss your charge. We will work hard to build a solid defense strategy tailored specifically to your situation and ensure that all of your legal rights are protected throughout the process. With the help of our experienced attorneys, you can be confident that your case will be handled with the utmost care. 

When facing a serious felony charge, having experienced representation is essential. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you with your case.

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