Criminal Defense

What Are Your Legal Options if You Hit a Bike Rider With Your Car? 

Are you wondering about your legal options if you hit a bike rider with your car in Lexington, Kentucky? In this blog, criminal defense lawyers at Suhre & Associates go over some important legal duties and options you have.  Being involved in a pedestrian or bicycle accident can be a terrifying experience for a driver…. read more

What is the Difference Between Escorting and Prostitution in Lexington?

Escorting and prostitution are frequently confused. Law-abiding citizens can easily get caught up in a law enforcement sting or be falsely accused of prostitution. Formally speaking, escorting is legal. However, when it crosses the line to prostitution, it becomes illegal. To understand when escorting crosses the line and becomes illegal prostitution in Kentucky, you need… read more

What Does Bar Stand For in the Bar Exam or Bar Association?

Find yourself wondering what the word “bar” stands for in the Bar Exam or Bar Association? The Lexington criminal defense lawyers at Suhre & Associates answer your questions here. Our attorneys are fully licensed members of the Kentucky Bar Association.  If you are facing criminal charges, invoke your right to remain silent and contact a… read more

KOOL Kentucky Inmate Search: Kentucky State Penitentiary

The Lexington criminal defense lawyers at Suhre & Associates explain what you should know about KOOL Kentucky Inmate Search: Kentucky State Penitentiary.  Whether for a DUI, burglary, or assault, we understand how scary it can be to have a loved one convicted of a crime. “KOOL” stands for Kentucky Online Offender Lookup.  This website contains… read more

Things Cops Do That Are Illegal: What a Police Officer Can and Cannot Do in Lexington

There are many things cops do that are illegal in Lexington, Kentucky. In this article, the criminal defense lawyers at Suhre & Associates discuss what a police officer can and cannot do.  Police actions are subject to numerous constraints from the U.S. Constitution, statutes, and courts. These constraints on police action protect your rights and… read more

What is Clemency?

Clemency is a power given to the governor by the Kentucky Constitution. Clemency is an act of mercy that only the governor can exercise. The governor forgives a criminal conviction or lessens a sentence that was imposed by a court.  The source of clemency power is Section 77 of the Kentucky Constitution. That document states… read more

Do I Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer to Fight Misdemeanor Charges?

Like many states, Kentucky uses minimum sentencing guidelines for misdemeanor charges. The sentences for a misdemeanor conviction are not as harsh as for a felony crime. However, the penalties could still disrupt your life and have collateral consequences beyond the criminal punishment.  If you are convicted of a misdemeanor crime, you would have a permanent… read more

Do I Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer if I’m Innocent?

Absolutely! You need a criminal defense lawyer whenever you are being investigated or arrested for a crime. While our criminal justice system is founded on the principle of “innocent until proven guilty,” relying on that belief could result in a conviction and significant punishments. Innocent People are Arrested and Convicted  We want to believe that… read more

Accessory Before or After a Crime in KY

Being an accessory to a crime in Kentucky can result in a serious jail sentence and other penalties. You do not have to commit the crime to be convicted and sentenced to the same punishment as the person who committed the crime. To be an accessory, all you have to do is help the person… read more

What to Expect if You’re Arrested in Kentucky for Drug Possession

Being arrested can be a traumatic experience, especially if it’s the first time you’ve had such an encounter with police officers. You never thought you would be handcuffed and taken away in a police vehicle, but it just happened. What do you do now? If you were arrested on drug possession charges in Lexington, KY,… read more