Kentucky has no tolerance for those who commit acts of violence against another. Prosecutors will be quick to charge offenders with a felony. A conviction can result in prison time, a permanent criminal record, difficulty in finding employment, passing a background check, owning or possessing a firearm, and more. A conviction can also result in elevated charges for any future offenses. If you or a loved one have been charged with a crime of violence then it is important that you speak with a Louisville criminal defense attorney who is experienced in handling such matters. Will Corrigan has been practicing law since 2009 and he handles all matters in our case personally. Will understands the impact that such charges can have on your future. He will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer.
Louisville lawyer handling misdemeanor or felony cases involving acts of violence
There are many types of crimes which involve violence. The level of charges which a defendant will face depends on the nature of the offense, whether the accused has a prior record, whether a weapon was used, and the amount of harm done to the victim. Typical cases include charges such as:
If the defendant is charged with a misdemeanor then the case will be heard in District Court. If a favorable outcome cannot be negotiated, then the case will proceed to trial. If the incident resulted in felony charges, the District Court will hold a hearing to determine whether there is probable cause which justifies the charge. If the Court finds that probable cause exists then the matter will proceed to the Grand Jury for the issuance of an Indictment. Once an Indictment has been issued the defendant will be arraigned in Circuit Court. If the defendant is still in custody, we will demand a bond reduction hearing. The Judge will decide any issues related to whether law enforcement violated the defendant’s constitutional rights at the time of the arrest and will preside over a trial, should one be necessary. At trial the jury will decide issues of guilt or innocence. If there is a conviction then the jury will recommend a sentence. The judge will usually decide between probation and incarceration. The legal process is complicated and the rules of procedure must be followed. It is important that you retain an attorney experienced in handling the nuances from negotiation through trial.
Will Corrigan is a Louisville lawyer handling both misdemeanor and felony cases which involve acts of violence. He will use your initial consultation to gain an understanding of your situation and to help you know what to expect from the court process. Once retained he will obtain evidence such as the police reports and any witness statements. Will works to gain a full understanding of the facts of each case and will conduct a full investigation. This includes visiting the scene of the incident (if possible), interviewing witnesses, or obtaining evidence through open records requests. He will work to establish any claims of self-defense or unreliable witnesses. If law enforcement violated your Miranda rights, he will file a Motion to exclude any illegally obtained statements from evidence. Our office will make sure that you are prepared for trial and that your interests are protected each step of the way. We take great pride in the level of service we provide to our clients and we take every case we handle seriously.
Attorney staying in regular communication with Louisville clients who are charged with violent offenses
If you are charged with a crime of violence then your future is at risk. You do not need the additional stress of having a lawyer who does not keep you up to date as to the status of your case. Will makes attorney-client communication a priority and strives to provide Louisville residents with the highest level of service. This includes providing clients with his cell phone number, quickly responding to messages, and making himself available to answer questions. Will handles all matters in our office personally. This means that you will be dealing with your attorney directly. He founded our firm on the belief that everyone deserves quality representation and this is our goal in every case we handle.