Lexington Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you have been arrested and charged with a crime in Kentucky, whether for DUI, a misdemeanor, or a serious felony offense, your life can turn upside down in an instant. You find yourself in an unfamiliar environment surrounded by and at the mercy of authority figures in uniform. All you know is what they tell you, which is that you are facing serious charges and serious consequences, including possible fines, jail or prison, and a criminal record which can haunt you for the rest of your life.
Having an attorney on your side makes all the difference. An experienced Lexington, KY criminal defense lawyer will help you understand your rights and the charges against you, helping you know what to expect. They can help you make the best decisions in your particular circumstances. As a former Assistant Commonwealth Attorney in Frankfort, Todd W. Burris is thoroughly familiar with the criminal process from the perspective of a prosecutor as well as a defense attorney.
At the Law Office of Todd W. Burris in Lexington, we provide a strong, effective defense in any Kentucky criminal matter, including:
- Drug Offenses
- Assault & Violent Crime
- Theft Offenses
- White Collar Crime
- Sex Offenses
- Traffic Infractions
Talk to a Kentucky Criminal Defense Attorney Before You Do Anything Else
As a person accused of committing a crime, the first and single most important thing you can do is reach out to a criminal defense attorney. Until you have taken this step, the wise choice is to decline to submit to any questioning by the police or talk to a prosecutor or any other person about your case. Never admit to being guilty during this stage. Decline to say anything at all whenever possible. The things you say, even though you believe they are harmless, innocent statements and you are trying to help yourself, can actually be used against you to make you look guilty or dishonest even when you aren’t.
It also pays to be careful regarding comparing the accusations which are being held against you with cases that you may be familiar with from the news, friends, stories, or research you have done. No two cases are the same. Remember this. Your case will be completely different from any other legal case in existence. It pays to fight for your case. Don’t give up hope until you follow through with the case and see what happens.
By talking to a criminal defense lawyer first, you can avoid all of these pitfalls and put yourself in the best position given your situation. You have the constitutional right not to answer questions and to have an attorney represent you. It is almost never in your best interests to waive these rights and almost always in your best interests to exercise them.
Get Help Now From an Experienced Lexington Criminal Defense Attorney
Todd Burris is a former prosecutor who knows how to help you when you have been arrested. He will work hard to have the charges reduced or dismissed, negotiate a favorable outcome or represent you at trial with a strong and effective defense. If you have been arrested for DUI, drug possession or other criminal offense in Fayette County, call Lexington, KY criminal defense lawyer Todd W. Burris at (859) 252-2222 for immediate assistance.