Have you or a family member have recently been arrested or charged with a crime in Lexington, KY? The time to begin defending yourself starts now. It’s critical to make sure that you have an experienced Lexington criminal defense attorney in your corner for this fight. Make Suhre & Associates, LLC your first call.
Since 2009, our criminal defense law firm has been standing up and fighting on behalf of the people of Lexington, Kentucky. We don’t believe that a misunderstanding, mistake, or false allegations should turn anyone’s world upside down. To us, our clients are innocent until proven guilty. We put the full force of our firm behind every case we handle. You can expect us to do everything in our power to secure the best possible outcome for your particular situation.
You probably have a ton of questions – we’re here to help you get the answers you need. Contact our criminal defense team in Lexington to schedule a time to discuss your criminal case in detail. Your initial case evaluation is 100 percent free, so call now.
Why Should You Call Suhre & Associates, LLC If You’re Facing Criminal Charges in Lexington, KY?
When you’re accused of a crime, it’s important to understand that your future is very much at stake. The prosecutor that’s handed your case will do everything in their power to win.
Whether that means getting you to plead guilty in exchange for a plea bargain or getting a jury to convict, the prosecutorial team will invest considerable time and resources to make that happen.
This isn’t a time to try to handle things on your own. The best way to avoid a conviction – or minimize the penalties you face – is by having an experienced Lexington criminal defense attorney on your side. Here’s why Suhre & Associates, LLC should be your very first call after an arrest in Fayette County.
We’ll Determine If Your Arrest Was Legitimate
Police officers in Lexington can’t just decide to place you under arrest for no reason at all. In order for an arrest to be legitimate, the arresting officer must have probable cause to suspect that you’ve committed a crime or broken the law in some way. That involves way more than having a gut feeling or hunch. The officer has to be able to point to specific facts or information that, under the given circumstances, suggest that you’ve done something wrong. Ideally, the officer would have an arrest warrant in hand before taking you into custody.
Our legal team will carefully scrutinize your arrest from every possible angle. Our goal will be to find some error or mistake that was made by the arresting officer. If we can find a problem with your arrest, there’s a good chance that we can get the charges against you dismissed.
We’ll Identify Potential Violations of Your Rights
Just because an arrest is legitimate doesn’t mean that everything a police officer does after that is above board. You have certain rights that simply must be respected.
Those rights cannot be infringed without a legitimate reason. For instance, police officers can’t just search your things without your permission. You have to have been placed under arrest or the officer has to have a search warrant in hand.
However, police officers don’t always play by the rules. Some bend the rules in their favor, trampling on your rights along the way. If we find any reason to believe that you have been the victim of an unreasonable search, illegal seizure, or police brutality, we will dig deep to find evidence to prove it. If we can undermine the legitimacy of evidence secured by the state, we can leverage that in your favor to get the tainted evidence tossed or charges dismissed.
We’ll Enlist the Help of Leading Experts in Fayette County
The defense attorneys at Suhre & Associates, LLC have decades of combined experience fighting criminal charges across the state of Kentucky. We’ve seen, first-hand, the difference an expert witness can make when building a defense.
When your defense is built with the support of experts, the prosecution will have a tougher time dismantling your arguments. And, juries will be more inclined to believe your story – if your case happens to go to trial. That’s why our criminal law firm regularly enlists the help of experts, including:
- Crime scene reconstructionists
- Forensic experts
- Doctors and surgeons
- Ballistics experts
- Breath and blood test experts
- Medical examiners
If there’s a specialist who can help us understand evidence, argue a defense on your behalf, or offer a rebuttal to a witness presented by the government, we’ll turn to them for help. We’ll invest whatever resources are necessary to build the strongest defense on your behalf.
We Genuinely Care About Our Clients
Your choice of attorney matters. You don’t just need an attorney with experience handling cases like yours. You need an experienced attorney that you can feel confident and comfortable working with. Someone you can trust and confide in about the most intimate aspects of your life. If you don’t trust your attorney or feel that you can’t be entirely forthcoming, your defense will suffer.
That’s why, at Suhre & Associates, LLC, our attorneys in Lexington make it a priority to connect with our clients. When you call us, we pick up the phone. When you talk to us, we listen. We handle all aspects of your criminal defense, but keep you in the loop and updated every step of the way. We want to make sure that you can trust us fully. That’s the best way for us to give you the best opportunity to safeguard your future.
Contact our Lexington, Kentucky law office to learn more. Your initial case evaluation is free.
We Handle All Criminal Cases in Lexington
Suhre & Associates, LLC represents clients in all criminal matters in and around Lexington, Kentucky, including:
- Domestic Violence
- Drug Offenses
- Federal Crimes
- Juvenile Crimes
- Parole Violations
- Probation Violations
- Restraining Orders
- Sex Crimes
- Theft Crimes
- Weapons Charges, and more.
Our criminal defense team is also prepared to help you file a petition to get your criminal record expunged or navigate the appeals process. No case is too complex – call us to get a jump-start on your defense today.
Should I Cooperate With the Police?
Don’t make it easy for the state to build a criminal case against you. So, other than providing basic information about yourself (lying to the police is a crime), no, you should not cooperate with the police. Be polite and be respectful during your interaction(s). However, don’t feel pressured or obligated to consent to any searches or answer any detailed questions.
What Should I Do if I Have Been Arrested?
If you are placed under arrest, immediately explain that you are invoking two of your Constitutional rights – the right to counsel and the right to remain silent. Once you’ve done that, sit tight, keep quiet, and keep a mental note of what happens and the steps the police take – especially if you think they’ve made a mistake. When you have the opportunity to do so, call your criminal defense lawyer. We’ll be able to handle conversations with investigators and take the lead on your defense.
Lexington, KY Criminal Defense Practice Areas
Assault: An assault conviction can be devastating. It can stand between you and a good job and shatter your reputation. If you’re convicted, the victim can use that to their advantage in a related civil personal injury case. Fortunately, many times, prosecutors don’t have very much direct evidence to support criminal assault charges. So, they rely on scare tactics and fear to get defendants to plead guilty. Our lawyers won’t stand for that. If the state lacks evidence to prove that you’ve committed a crime, we’ll point that out and demand that the charges against you are dropped.
Domestic Violence: Allegations of domestic violence aren’t always true. Sometimes they’re highly exaggerated, other times they’re downright false. Those allegations can still lead to criminal charges and a conviction if you don’t fight back. You could be looking at serious family law consequences, too – including the loss of custody and visitation. Our lawyers will work tirelessly to disprove the allegations, discredit the witness(es), and poke holes in the prosecution’s case. Our aggressive approach will put pressure on the state, giving us the opportunity to find weaknesses.
Drug Crimes: There are thousands of drug-related arrests in Lexington every year. Whether you’re facing charges for drug possession or sale of a controlled substance, it will be important to consider how the government was able to obtain evidence in its case against you. Often, evidence in criminal drug cases in Lexington is obtained illegally. Our lawyers will scrutinize the evidence in your case, determine if it was obtained lawfully, and challenge any pieces that were secured in violation of your rights.
DUI: Drunk driving isn’t something that’s taken lightly by the police in Lexington. Officers are almost always on the lookout for drivers who might be impaired – especially around college campuses, Rupp Arena, and downtown bars. If an officer suspects a driver is drunk, there are certain procedures that have to be followed for an arrest and charges to be legitimate. Many times, officers make mistakes. Those mistakes can be fatal flaws in the state’s DUI case. Our lawyers will dig deep to find those errors and use them to secure your freedom.
Federal Crimes: Not all crimes are prosecuted by the state. Some acts – including many white collar crimes and drug offenses – will be considered violations of federal law. If you’re charged with a federal offense, your case will be subject to specialized rules and procedures. You’ll be up against highly-trained and skilled prosecutors. You’ll need a defense attorney who has experience and success handling matters in the federal court system – like those at Suhre & Associates, LLC.
Sex Crimes: Even if you’re never convicted of a sex offense, the stigma of the allegations can follow you for the rest of your life. So, it’s important to be aggressive as you defend yourself. You’re not just fighting to keep a sex offense off your record, you’re fighting to clear your name. Our defense lawyers will be by your side every step of the way, working hard to keep your future intact.
Theft Crimes: Theft seems like a fairly straightforward crime. In reality, it’s easy to accuse someone of stealing, it’s much harder to prove it in a court of law. When you have a smart and aggressive defense strategy in place, it can be incredibly difficult for prosecutors to build a persuasive criminal case against you. And, if the state can’t prove that you’re guilty of the intent to commit a theft offense, you can’t be convicted.
Weapons Crimes: The Second Amendment guarantees the right to bear arms, but those rights aren’t without limitation. If you possess a firearm illegally or brandish a weapon while committing a crime, you can face serious prison or jail time, steep fines, and potentially forfeit your right to own a weapon. Don’t let the government prosecutors scare you into accepting a plea and giving your freedoms away. Let our attorneys fight for you and work to undermine the state’s case against you at every turn.
White Collar Crimes: White collar crimes are inherently complicated. They tend to involve money and plans to deceive. It can be really tough for the prosecution to explain the crime to a jury, let alone prove that a defendant is guilty of a master scheme to defraud. The prosecution’s job is difficult enough without the added stress of an aggressive defense strategy. Our lawyers will design a plan that highlights all of the weaknesses in the state’s case against you – making it even more difficult for the state to satisfy its burden of proof.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Lexington Criminal Defense Attorneys Today
Whether you’re facing criminal charges or someone you care about has been arrested, Suhre & Associates, LLC is here to provide the legal advice and guidance you deserve. Collectively, our Lexington criminal defense attorneys have decades of combined experience fighting on behalf of clients just like you.
Our law firm is known for being a fierce ally for the people of Lexington when they’re accused of being on the wrong side of the law. We’re ready to put our extensive experience and unparalleled understanding of Kentucky’s criminal justice system to work for you as you fight felony or misdemeanor charges.
We’re on your side – all you have to do is pick up the phone to get started. We offer a free initial case evaluation, so do not delay in reaching out to our law office to schedule yours today.