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Criminal Defense

Representing Those Accused of Crimes

  

At Lemme Law Offices, LLC, we pride ourselves on protecting the rights of the criminally accused in Kentucky and in Indiana. We know that you may be facing one of the most stressful times in your life – and we take our role as legal counselors, advocates, and defenders seriously. We fight tenaciously for the results you need and the second chance at life you deserve.


  • Clients of our firm can expect the following:
  • Available to help you or answer questions 24/7
  • Aggressive defense strategies from former prosecutors 
  • Experienced trial attorneys who aren’t afraid to push for results 
  • 50-year tradition of results-oriented legal advocacy


Our criminal defense attorneys are former prosecutors who have extensive experience on both sides of the courtroom in Kentucky and Indiana. Because we have seen firsthand just how unforgiving the criminal justice system can be, we have since committed our practice to fighting for the very people we once convicted. If you are currently facing criminal charges, or if a loved one has been arrested in Mt. Washington, New Albany, or any other surrounding location in Kentucky or Indiana, speak with us immediately.

Serious Criminal Defense

 


There  are times when compromise is the best course of action. When your  freedom, your career, and your ability to provide for your family are on  the line because of a criminal charge, you must be prepared to advance a  serious defense. Every case is different. Your case is different. Your  case. Your life. We are ready to defend you.

 You don't have to give up. 

Dismissal and Expungement

 

Criminal records can greatly influence the rest of your life, even if you only had one minor lapse in judgment or have turned over a new leaf since your charges or convictions. Did you know you may be able to get those charges dismissed or expunged? Capable criminal defense attorneys from Lemme Law Offices can walk you through your options in repairing your reputation and clearing your name of recorded charges. Our firm has offices in both Kentucky and Indiana and can provide representation throughout the entirety of both states.

Fight for a restored reputation! Call Lemme Law Firm in Kentucky or Indiana. 

 

Take a look at the difference between dismissal and expungement:

  • Dismissal: This means that a case was resolved in the defendant’s favor with no conviction; however, if an employer or someone else looks up that individual’s record, the charge will still show up, with the information that the case had been dismissed.
  • Expungement: This, on the other hand, means all records of the case and associated charges will be erased. Employers and any other concerned parties won’t be able to find any trace of a criminal charge.

Guidelines for who is eligible for expungement vary according to state. In general, felony convictions are more difficult, and sometimes impossible, to expunge; whereas certain misdemeanors and other crimes may be expunged more easily, if the individual meets certain requirements.


Driver License Suspension


Has your license been suspended in Kentucky or Indiana? Like most Americans, you probably rely on your driver’s license to get to work or school. You need to be able to drive your vehicle in order to keep your job, pick up your kids, attend class, run errands, shop for groceries, spend time with friends, and maintain your other social, professional, and personal commitments. A suspended license can turn your whole life upside down. If this happens to you, contact an attorney from Lemme Law Offices, LLC for advice and assistance. The sooner you get legal help, the better.


You may need legal assistance in order to restore your suspended driver’s license. Unfortunately, these situations often lead to extended license suspensions—which can last for weeks, months, or even years. In the state of Indiana, a license suspension can actually last a lifetime.

If your license was originally suspended for a minor offense and you continued to drive, the situation can get compounded with new violations and restrictions. No matter how complex your case might be, an Indiana and Kentucky criminal defense attorney from our team at Lemme Law Offices, LLC may be able to help you. We understand these cases, and we are here to help you get back on the road! 

  • These are some of the top reasons why driving rights are revoked: 
  • Accumulated points on a driver’s record
  • Driving under the influence 
  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Evading an officer
  • “Hit and run”—leaving an accident scene
  • Repeat reckless driving violations
  • Driving without insurance
  • Driving without proof of insurance
  • Failing to pay fines / attend traffic school
  • Incorrect information on driving record 

Drug Possession and Selling

Charges for possession or sale of illegal drugs carries very stiff penalties. This is especially true in Federal Court and in Indiana. Don't make the mistake of thinking that an oucome in a drug case in one jurisdiction predicts how a case might be handled in another jurisdiction. That mistake can cost you your freedom.  Don't take chances. 

Probation

If you are accused of violating the terms of probation you havelegal rigts, buty they are not the same as when you were initially charged ith breaking the law. You are not entitiled to a trial by jury. You are also not entitiled to a fining by proof "beyond a reasonable doubt." You can be required to serve your entire sentence if you are found to have violated probation. 

An attorney can be the difference between having another chance - and being sent to jail.