Proven Kentucky Lawyer Handles Felony and Misdemeanor Defense
Responsive Georgetown firm protects the rights of accused individuals
Felony and misdemeanor convictions take a heavy toll on accused individuals and their loved ones. Even after someone has completed their incarceration or paid their fine, a criminal record can prevent them from obtaining the job or home that they want. Unfortunately, many defendants are unaware of their rights and make decisions that have negative lifelong consequences. Larmour Law Offices, PSC in Georgetown is committed to giving central Kentucky residents the counsel and representation they need to make smart decisions and assert their rights effectively. Whether you’ve been accused of a felony that could result in a decades-long sentence or are fighting an unwarranted misdemeanor charge, we’ll help you understand the applicable law and pursue a favorable resolution.
Knowledgeable attorney defends clients charged with felonies
Under Kentucky law, felony crimes can be punished by a year or more of prison time. These counts are divided into classes A, B, C and D, with A being the most serious. Murder is a capital offense that can be punished by death, life without parole, or incarceration for at least 20 years. Our firm challenges prosecutors and evidence in all types of felony matters, such as those relating to:
- Violent crimes — Class A felonies can be punished by 20 to 50 years of incarceration or, in the case of murder, moved in to the capital category.
- Sexual offenses — First-degree rape is designated as a Class B felony in the Kentucky Statutes. The penalty for these crimes is imprisonment for a period lasting between 10 and 20 years.
- Felony theft — A conviction for stealing property valued at $10,000 or more can result in five to 10 years of incarceration under the Class C felony provision.
- Drug charges — Possession of a controlled substance in the first degree is a Class D felony, which can trigger a prison sentence of one to five years.
When facing a severe felony penalty, it is crucial to find a criminal defense lawyer who has the skill and experience to safeguard your rights and interests. From your initial consultation, attorney Ashley Larmour will develop a plan suited to your situation and needs.
Thorough advocate challenges misdemeanor allegations
Though Class A and B misdemeanors don’t carry the extended prison sentences that felonies do, an unfair judgment might follow you for the rest of your life. Using the same effort and dedication given to fighting felony charges, we defend clients in prosecutions arising from alleged misdemeanors including:
- Assault — Misdemeanor assault is a Class A misdemeanor arising from a physical injury. Sometimes, these charges are brought because a reporting officer does not realize that the suspect is acting in self-defense. Though jail time is possible, it can also be punished by a fine and/or probation.
- Marijuana possession — While many states have lessened penalties for marijuana possession, Kentucky charges those possessing even a small amount of marijuana with a Class B misdemeanor. Maximum penalties are 45 days of incarceration and a $250 fine.
- Petty theft — Theft of property valued less than $500 carries a Class A misdemeanor maximum sentence of 12 months in jail and a $500 fine.
With any criminal charge, taking prompt, effective action can help you avoid unfair treatment and unnecessary problems. No matter the specific allegation, we will help you determine whether reaching a favorable plea agreement or going to trial is the best course of action. From there, we will press for a successful result.
Contact an experienced Kentucky lawyer for a consultation about a felony or misdemeanor charge
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