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Answers To Common Criminal Law Questions

At Aldridge & Birdwhistell, we get many questions about criminal law and the criminal justice system. Here are some answers to the common ones. If you have more specific questions, please call our office to arrange a free confidential consultation with our criminal defense attorneys.

What is a plea deal?

A very large portion of criminal cases in Kentucky are settled through a plea deal rather than through a jury trial. Prosecutors in the state attorney’s office are generally willing to accept plea deals because it saves the state the expenses involved in litigating a case.

The value of our skilled lawyers is that they have experience negotiating with prosecutors throughout Kentucky and know how to get the best deal you can get. If you face multiple charges, then we may be able to get the prosecutor to drop some of the charges. Or if it is only one violation you are charged with, then we may be able to help you plead to a lesser offense with less severe consequences.

I am innocent, do I need a lawyer?

Yes. Criminal convictions have serious consequences. If found guilty, you could pay a severe fine and potentially spend time in prison or jail. It is a risk you should not take.

What controlled substance cases have you handled?

Meth is relatively prevalent in Kentucky, and hence we have much experience defending against charges of methamphetamine production and possession. We also frequently handle cultivation of marijuana and possession of cannabis.

We also provide strong and effective defense against charges related to cocaine, heroin, opiates, LSD, ecstasy, steroids and other controlled substances.

How To Get Help

Call 270-765-2000 in Elizabethtown or 270-505-9219 in Louisville or send us an email. Once we better understand the details of your case, we can explain your legal options and what we can do to help. The initial consultation is free and confidential, even if you decide not to retain us.