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Aggressive Advocacy For Clients Facing A Variety Of Criminal Charges

Last updated on May 30, 2024

If you are arrested or charged with a crime in Kentucky, the consequences can be significant. You need to act quickly to obtain a reliable and aggressive criminal defense lawyer to ensure that you are treated fairly throughout the process.

At the Law Office of Dwight Burton, PLLC, we offer tailored and effective representation for a variety of crimes throughout the Bowling Green region, including:

Our attorney, Dwight Burton, defends cases in federal and state courts and will meet with you personally to build your case. Mr. Burton previously worked as a prosecutor, giving him the knowledge and insight that you will need for a reliable defense.

Answers To Commonly Asked Criminal Defense Questions

Below, our lawyer has provided answers to some of the questions prospective clients ask most often. For specific answers and advice about your own situation, we urge you to contact us to schedule an initial consultation.

Why should I hire a criminal defense attorney?

Hiring a criminal defense lawyer is important because the criminal justice system is highly complex, and the average person will find it very difficult to navigate. An attorney can guide you through the process, protect your rights and find all available legal options to mitigate the consequences you will face. Mr. Burton may be able to argue for a reduction or dismissal of the charges. Even if you decide to take a plea deal, his knowledge and experience mean that he likely will be able to secure more favorable terms than you could on your own.

How could a criminal conviction affect my future?

A criminal conviction can have long-lasting effects on your life. Depending on the type of charge you are facing, you can expect heavy fines, time in jail and extensive incarceration if you’re convicted.

There are also noncriminal consequences to consider. A conviction could damage your reputation, limit your job opportunities, affect your ability to find housing and restrict your rights, like your rights to vote and own firearms. Due to this one charge, your entire future may be at stake.

Can I clear my criminal record through expungement?

In Kentucky, expungement is a way to clear your criminal record of certain charges and convictions. Once expunged, your offenses will be hidden from public view and will not be included in the results of most background checks. In this way, expungement can help remove barriers to jobs and other opportunities that a criminal record might cause.

Not all criminal convictions can be expunged, and those that can might require a waiting period. While you are not required to hire a lawyer for help with expungement, many have found that consulting an attorney is the easiest way to understand eligibility options and go through the expungement process.

Should I hire a criminal defense attorney if my college-aged son or daughter was charged with a crime?

If your student was charged with a crime, having a criminal defense lawyer can be crucial. College students often fail to appreciate the gravity of the situation, which typically includes both criminal and academic consequences. An attorney can help defend their rights, mitigate the impact on their future and help them navigate the complexities of the legal system.

Talk To Our Attorney About Your Case Today

At the Law Office of Dwight Burton, PLLC, our lawyer will strive to give you a fresh start – to help you move past these difficult times so that you can begin a new chapter. With so much on the line, you need an attorney you can trust to personally work with you toward a more favorable resolution. We serve clients in Bowling Green and the surrounding areas of Kentucky. Call 270-238-1929 or reach out to us online to get started with an initial consultation.