Emotions v. Legal LogicApril 18, 2019
As a Kentucky criminal defense attorney, I often find myself waiting in holding cells and jail interview rooms for court or jail staff to let me out. As one might expect, waiting gives me plenty of time to think. I spend a lot of that time thinking about how best to defend my clients, about their situations, about the lives affected (theirs as well as those of their family members and – if the charges are true – of their victim(s)). Remember, the fact that someone is accused does not necessarily mean they are guilty.
I’m usually left waiting in those cells or interview rooms for just a few minutes. Sometimes my thinking leads me to realize that my clients wait hours, days, weeks, months, and in many cases years before they see the light of day. Compared to the few minutes I wait, that seems like a lifetime.
When I think about that, I realize that I’m extremely fortunate: I know I’ll get out soon. They have no idea when – and in many cases if – they’ll get out.
Which makes me more determined, more committed and more focused on the fact my job as a defense attorney is to get my clients the best outcome possible; to get them out as soon as possible. The legal system affords those accused a number of inalienable rights. Among those are the right to a fair and speedy trial before a jury of their peers. My job is to ensure that their rights are not violated, and to give them the best defense possible. There are thousands of criminal defense attorneys in Kentucky. My goal is to be the best one.
If you’ve been charged with a crime, you need an attorney who will work tirelessly on your behalf! Call me at 859-231-1560 or on my cell at 859-608-6121.