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Felony Defense Lawyers in Lexington

Helping Clients in Lexington County & Beyond

In Kentucky, felony charges are designated as the worst type of criminal sentences. Since the cases of felony charges, including murder and assault, are some of the most severe in the nation, the consequences of these are the harshest too, involving extensive years spent in prison and exorbitant fines to pay back – not to mention the incalculable amount of emotional and mental damage.

This is why it is so crucial to seek aid from our Lexington felony defense attorneys at Landon Law. With more than two decades of combined experience, each of our skilled criminal defense lawyers are seasoned with defending against the most extreme of felony charges. We are committed to not only prove the truth, but supporting you in getting your life back.

Call us today at (859) 209-6839 for an empathetic and free consultation about proving your innocence and setting you back on track in living your life.

Classes of Felonies in Kentucky & Their Penalties

There are several categories of felonies in Kentucky, and each has its own set of qualifications and penalties. It is important to understand what you are being accused of and the consequences you might be forced to pay without the defense of a knowledgeable legal team.

Kentucky Class A Felonies

Class A felony offenses are classified as being the most severe of crimes, which is why they receive the harshest punishment. Raping and then murdering a child would be just one example of a Class A offense. Life imprisonment, or at least 20 to 50 years in prison, are possible if convicted of a Class A offense.

Class B Felonies in KY

Class B felonies tend to include extreme cases of violence, although such acts were not always premeditated. For example, first degree manslaughter and certain types of burglary, as well as many different acts of sexual violence, like rape or abuse, count as Class B felonies in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Those who have been found guilty of these crimes usually have to undergo imprisonment for 10 to 20 years.

Class C Felonies in Kentucky

Felonies designated under Class C are deemed a little less severe, but still require defendants to pay a hefty penalty. Some Class C felonies could include using credit cards illegally, so long as the amount is more than $10,000.

Class C felonies include manslaughter or assault in the second degree, and trafficking of drugs can also fit this category. These crimes are penalized with imprisonment for 5 to 10 years.

Class D Felony in Kentucky

In Kentucky, there are many types of felonies which could easily have been misdemeanors, but have been elevated due to distinct circumstances. For example, if you are a convicted felon, being accused of “possessing” a firearm counts as a felony, or even utilizing a credit card without authorization for amounts up to $1,000.

Simply possessing certain controlled substances is designated as a Class D felony. Those who end up being convicted in Kentucky of a crime designated as a Class D felony will, sometimes, be forced to serve between 1 and 5 years of imprisonment.

Is Wanton Endangerment a Felony?

Wanton endangerment is a Class D felony in Kentucky. Wanton endangerment means an individual is exhibiting an "extreme indifference to the value of human life" or engages in "conduct which creates a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury of another person."

How Our Criminal Defense Attorneys Can Help

Time is of the essence when it comes to seeking support from our felony defense lawyers in Lexington. A felony case can often drag out over several months or even years due to its multiple stages, which is extremely grueling and emotionally exhausting for a defendant and their family. You will need one of our committed criminal defense attorneys at Landon Law to fight your case to help avoid trials that would only extend your turmoil, as well as lessen or completely dismiss unfair charges.

Contact us now at (859) 209-6839 to get a detailed, free consultation with our dedicated criminal defense lawyers.

Why Work With Us?

Your Success Is Our Priority 
  • 20+ Years of Combined Experience

    Our legal team has handled thousands of cases, from minor misdemeanors to serious felonies. We understand what it takes to get the most favorable outcome for our clients.

  • Family-Oriented Service

    Our clients are like family. Not only do we care about helping our clients avoid conviction or serious penalties, but we also want to get them the help and treatment necessary to get back on track in life.

  • We Won’t Give Up

    If we lose a case, we can file an appeal and use our extensive appellate experience continue to try to get the best possible outcome for our clients.

  • Personalized Legal Solutions

    We don’t treat our clients like just another case number. Rather, we tailor their defense specifically based on their situation. We are not afraid to think outside the box.

Landon Law Will Fight for You Like Family