In Kentucky, theft of property valued in excess of $500 is a class D felony carrying a potential prison sentence of up to five years. If the property stolen exceeds a value of $10,000, the crime may be charged as a class C felony carrying a punishment of up to 10 years in prison. It is important if you have been charged, or even if you are just a suspect in a theft crime, that you employ [...]
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John E. Cornett at the Cornett Law Office defends state misdemeanor and felony crimes in the greater Lexington, Kentucky area. Through the years, our office has handled criminal defense cases that involve illegal firearm possession, DUI and drug trafficking, — just to name a few. We have the resources to manage defenses to violent [...]
Many people assume a traffic violation is just an inconvenience that will have no significant impact on their life, beyond paying a fee or possibly showing up to a court date. These offenses, however, can quickly pile up to create a significant problem. With enough points on your record, your driver's license could be suspended or revoked, resulting in costly court and administrative fees. On top [...]
If you or a loved one has been harmed by another's negligence, the Cornett Law Office is here to help. We can immediately review your case, explain your rights and aggressively pursue all compensation you deserve for your losses. Insurance companies serve their bottom line.
Slip and fall injuries are the most common cases that arise. Slip and fall accidents cover any case in which a foreign object[...]
Workers injured on the job in Kentucky, with few exceptions, are covered by the state’s workers’ compensation laws. Workers’ compensation provides financial compensation and medical care.
The Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims (DWC) is a division of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet and oversees the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Program. The DWC administers benefits and has jurisdiction [...]
Being arrested for a DUI can already be a stressful situation. But when that DUI is charged as a felony, your situation can seem hopeless. If you have been arrested for a felony DUI, you can still fight your charges without feeling discouraged. At the Cornett Law Office, our Lexington DUI attorney has the experience and skill to represent you and help you pursue the best possible outcome for your [...]
A drug possession conviction could have surprisingly serious consequences. A possession conviction could prevent you from working in the career of your choice. It can prevent you from applying for federal student financial aid. It can prevent you from getting a security clearance for your job. These are just some of the long-term consequences, and are in addition to potential fines and jail time [...]
The first time you are arrested for a DUI can be terrifying. You don’t know what to expect, you fear for your future, and you are upset because you do not want to have a criminal record. You made a mistake that you would most likely not make again and you are afraid you will have to pay for it for the long-term.
DUI laws in the State of Kentucky involve a range of complicated stipulations that [...]
In addition to the outstanding counsel that you will receive from Cornett Law Office, when you choose to work with our firm, you will also be provided with a free, in-person consultation with an attorney. This will assist us in determining the best course of legal action to take in your criminal defense case. For more information about how Cornett Law Office can help you, schedule your consultation today!