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There are few events in life more stressful than being charged with a crime. We have dedicated our careers to defending the accused, and as a result, we know the ins and outs of the criminal code. If you or a loved one have been convicted of a crime contact our Lexington criminal defense attorneys at Clark Law PLLC to figure out what to do next. We can listen to the facts and help you decide what is best for you. For most cases in Jessamine County, there is no travel fee.
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The Jessamine County Courthouse in Nicholasville, KY
The Jessamine County Courthouse is staffed by Jessamine County Circuit Clerk Doug Fain.
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Thursday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Saturday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Drivers License Only)
Jessamine County Court Complex
107 N. Main St.
Nicholasville, KY 40356
There is a public parking lot behind the building. Two-hour parking is available on Main Street.
District Court vs. Circuit Court
In general, the district court presides over traffic cases and misdemeanors and the circuit court hears felony cases. Felony cases tend to originate in the district court at a preliminary hearing (though they can be directly indicted), and are transferred to Circuit Court if probable cause if found at the preliminary hearing and the grand jury chooses to indict. Our Nicholasville Criminal Defense Lawyers defend cases in both Jessamine County District Court and Circuit Court.
Nicholasville District Court Judges
Jessamine County is in the 13th District Court District. The 13th District has two judges who also hear cases in Garrard and Lincoln Counties. They are:
- Division 1: Hon. William Oliver
- Judge Oliver ran unopposed in 2010 and 2014.
- Judge Booth also ran unopposed in 2010 and 2014.
Nicholasville District Court Prosecutor
The County Attorney, the Honorable Brian T. Goettl handles prosecution in Jessamine District Court. His office handles the prosecution of traffic, misdemeanor, and felony preliminary hearings. His office is just down the street from the courthouse.
Bradley D. Clark, Nicholasville Criminal Defense Lawyer, Receiving the 2017 Young Professional Alumni Award from UK College of Law Dean Brennen
Circuit Court Judges
Jessamine County is in the 13th Circuit Court District. The 13th Circuit has one judge that hears criminal cases. He is:
- Division 1: Hon. Hunter Daugherty
- Judge Daugherty is an alumnus of Duke University and the University of Kentucky College of Law.
- He ran unopposed in the 2014 election.
Circuit Court Prosecutor
Prosecution of felonies is handled by the office of the Hon. Andy Simms. His office is located in downtown Nicholasville. His office prosecutes offenses that have been indicted by the Jessamine County Grand Jury.