Criminal Charges Cast Dark Clouds
Your Case Matters.
From the minute you are under investigation for a crime your freedom and your future is on the line. Our government has overstepped its bounds: too many crimes carry far too stiff of penalties. Good people, innocent people, are in jails and forced out of the job market because of minor mistakes. You can’t afford to end up in jail. You can’t afford to lose your job.
We are here to help.
We are dedicated to defending you.
Lexington Criminal Defense Attorneys Bradley Clark and Carolyn Allen
All the best,
We Aren’t Afraid of the Spotlight.
Lexington Criminal Defense Attorneys
We offer a full service of criminal defense, investigation, mitigation, and consulting services in Lexington and throughout Kentucky. Click on one of our practice groups below to learn more about how we fight for our clients.
A minor traffic offense can suspend your license. Even a speeding ticket can send your insurance skyrocketing or prevent you from getting the job you always wanted. Get help now from one of our Kentucky Traffic Court lawyers.
A DUI can have devastating effects on your life and reputation: lose your license, lose your job. Our Kentucky DUI lawyers uses science and the law to challenge the error-filled tests used to prosecute good people.
We all make mistakes when we are young. Minor charges like underage drinking can haunt you for years. They can even get you kicked out of school. We fight to have mistakes dismissed and expunged in court and at school.
Professional Licensing Defense
There are over one hundred professions regulated by Kentucky law. A criminal investigation or conviction can ban you from practicing in the field you worked so hard to join. We help nurses, doctors, lawyers, CDL drivers, and other professionals keep their license and their job.
Just because you messed up, it doesn’t mean you have to end up serving your time. Our three-hundred-sixty degree approach means that we can match you with an appropriate treatment provider or alternative sentence.
Many minor offenses can carry up to a year in jail. Even if you avoid jail, in today’s difficult job market, you can’t afford a misdemeanor conviction. Something as small as a bad check could keep you from that job you wanted. We fight to protect your future, both in the short-term and long-term.
When you are charged with a felony, the enormous force of the government is against you. We have the experience defending everything from white-collar financial crimes to capital murder. Our cases and results have received national media attention. We are ready to fight for you.
Appeals and Post-Conviction
Just because it is over, doesn’t mean it’s over. Nearly two-thirds of capital murder convictions are overturned on appeal. Frequently, less-serious charges suffer from even greater mistakes. Even if we didn’t originally handle your case, we can review the record for a path forward.
Expungement and Pardons
Even after the appeal process, it can be possible to “undo” the conviction through the process of expungement. Our firm has helped thousands of Kentuckians expunge their old convictions and clear their record. Our clients are getting new jobs and getting their lives back. Let us help you live your best life.
Lead Attorney Bradley D. Clark is a graduate of the National Forensic College. He has lectured statewide on the topics of DNA, Toxicology, Digital Evidence, and Courtroom Graphics and Demonstrative Evidence. He offers consulting on forensic science and trial graphics to attorneys nationwide.
Our Promise To You
We pride ourselves in our relentless dedication to client-centered service. Here are just some of the benefits you can expect from choosing us.
Your case is important. With our self-service appointment tool you can easily schedule a phone call with your lawyer at a time you know will work. No more phone tag!
Fair Pricing and Predictable Fees.
Over 90% of the cases we handle are billed at flat rates. You will know how much you will be spending from the beginning of the case. Many types of cases can be financed in installments.
You Are Not a Number.
That’s why all of our clients have our cellphone numbers. If you are viewing this on a mobile device, simply click the “Call” or “Text” button at the bottom to connect to one of our attorneys. Or just call or text (859) 474-0001.
We Don’t Just Know the Law, We Teach It
The best way to demonstrate your knowledge is to teach it. That’s why lead attorney Bradley D. Clark is dedicated to writing on the topics he is passionate about. Many of his Kentucky Law Guides are available for free on this site, and all are available to his clients.
See What Our Clients Are Saying
"Mr. Clark basically saved my life. He believed in me when no one else would. Not only that he had to fight to overcome obstacles for me. The prosecution just assumed I was guilty and offered me a life sentence. Brad Clark went the extra mile for the truth. In the end he saved this man's life, for that I will always be grateful."
"I called Mr. Clark as a parent of a teenager who made his first mistake in college as a freshman. Needless to say, I was frantic and didn't know what to do, so Mr. Clark in a very calm voice said, "I make your problem my problem until the problem is resolved." Once he said that, I calmed down and realized that we were in good hands because Mr. Clark was going to do everything within his power and expertise to obtain the best results for our family. Our case has since been successfully resolved. Please do not hesitate to call Bradley Clark."
Professional, Honest, Responsive, Ethical, Knowledgeable and All Around Good Guy!Avvo.com Reviewer
"I was accused of Driving Under the Influence. Bradley quickly responded to my initial email, and immediately began advising me about how to proceed. After several meetings Bradley had a clear idea about to resolve the problem, and build the best possible case. He was always reassuring and knowledgeable about this particular charge. I was initially charged with aggravated DUI, and in the end it was amended to alcohol intoxication, my license was not suspended, nor did I serve any jail time. I highly recommend Bradley."
My Alleged DUI CaseAvvo.com Reviewer
"I was charged with a Class B Felony and was recommend Bradley Clark to represent. Brad negotiated an affordable bond to have me out and working throughout the courts negotiation process. I had hoped just to avoid a felony conviction as my top priority. Brad not only negotiated my sentence down to a misdemeanor but also had my sentence reduced to well under what I reasonably expected. I could not have hired a better attorney to represent me."
Greatly Exceeds ExpectationsAvvo.com Reviewer
Step One: Collaborate.All of our cases start with a three-hundred-sixty degree review of the client's current situation. If you have not yet been charged, we will look at potential charges and discuss ways to avoid being charged in the first place. If you have already been charged, we will review with you what the government or agency is required to prove to convict you, the legal consequences, and explore collateral consequences of the investigation including:
How will this affect your current job? How will it affect future jobs? We know the employment regulations and have helped guide professionals through getting licensed and staying licensed. Even minor convictions can have lasting consequences.
How is the case being covered in the media? What can we do present our case in the strongest possible light in the court of public opinion? How can we steer the investigation in a direction to get your life back?
Immigration and Other Consequences
Criminal investigations and charges can have a staggering affect on hundreds of different areas other than just in the court system. We want to help you keep the life you have.
Step Two: Investigate.After our three-hundred-sixty-degree review of potential consequences and claims against the client, we begin our investigation. Through the use of witness interviews, private investigators, online resources, court documents, and subpoenas, we leave no stone unturned in attacking the government's case against you.
We go straight to the source. If someone said it, we want to hear it with our own ears. If there is an investigating officer, we want to talk to them–ideally before a charging decision has even been made. Some of our greatest successes come from the cases that never get charged.
Every client receives access to a digital and paper copy of their discovery if they request it. Discovery is the evidence the government intends to use against the defendant.
Forensic Science Review
Our attorneys have existing relationships with the Kentucky State Police Central Crime Lab as well as local forensics units in metro police departments. We know what to look for in the complex area of forensic science.
Step Three: Litigate.
After establishing the likely evidence at trial, our attorneys analyze the case for potential legal issues. This can include:
Motion to Dismiss
Defects in the charging document or statute of limitations can provide grounds to move to dismiss a case entirely.
Motion for Inspection
Sometimes there will be forensic evidence that has not been tested that needs to be. The defense team could request additional DNA testing or analysis of cellular phone location data.
Motion to Suppress
In some cases, police or government investigators make mistakes that violate your rights. In these cases our attorneys can move to have evidence thrown out.
Step Four: Mitigate.
After our review of all evidence, potential charges and defenses, Clark Law attorneys can begin presenting the mitigation case to the prosecutor. While many of our clients have cases that are dismissed, diverted, or that proceed to trial, many also choose to accept plea agreements. In an effort to get the best possible plea agreement for our clients, we review the client’s background and counsel our clients on additional steps they can complete to receive the best possible offer from the prosecutor or administrative agency. This frequently includes:
Mental Health & Medical Records
Too many people are suffering from undiagnosed or untreated mental health conditions. At Clark Law we pride ourselves on treating mental health diagnoses as the treatable ailment that they are.
Substance Abuse Treatment
Many people facing criminal charges or professional sanctions have underlying substance abuse issues. While not everyone needs substance abuse treatment, and we will never force a client to complete treatment, it is frequently beneficial in the eyes of the prosecutor and sentencing court. If you do want treatment, we can help connect you with the best resources to help you on the road to recovery.
While a letter from your brother probably won’t move the needle, a letter from your boss or football coach might. We know how to collect the evidence that paints a complete picture of your life, not just the one mistake the prosecutor is focused on.
Book a Free Phone Consultation
If you are in urgent need to speak with us, do not hesitate to call or text (859) 474-0001. If you would like to book a free phone consultation with us at a time you know that we will be available, simply use our helpful booking tool below.
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Clark Law PLLC
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Lexington, KY 40508