Helping You Fight Misdemeanor Charges And Traffic Offenses

One mistake should not ruin your life!

Have you lost out on opportunities because of your criminal record? If so, we might be able to help you obtain an expungement — even for certain Class D felonies. Contact us to find out about eligibility.

While misdemeanors and traffic violations do not carry the serious penalties of a felony charge, they can still have a permanently damaging effect on your record. When facing a misdemeanor or traffic charge, many people plead guilty because they do not think they can fight the charge. Unfortunately, those charges can hinder you long after you pay your fines and serve time.

If you have been charged with a traffic offense or misdemeanor in Kentucky, the attorneys at Shumate, Flaherty, Eubanks & Baechtold can help. We have skillfully represented numerous clients facing an array of misdemeanors and traffic offenses. This type of experience is difficult to come by, making our team an invaluable asset if you have been arrested and charged with a crime in Madison County, or a nearby community.

Misdemeanor Charges

Kentucky divides misdemeanors into two classes, class A and class B, with class A being more serious. Misdemeanors consist of a wide range of crimes, including petty theft under $500, trespassing, minor assault and driving under the influence. The penalties for misdemeanors in Kentucky are as follows:

  • For a class A misdemeanor, the term shall not exceed 12 months
  • For a class B misdemeanor, the term shall not exceed 90 days

Traffic Offenses

While many view a traffic violation as more of an inconvenience than a real problem, too many offenses or a serious violation can jeopardize your driver's license. Our lawyers represent motorists facing traffic offenses for driving without insurance, speeding tickets and parking violations. Our firm also handles numerous commercial driving violations from professional drivers cited on nearby I-75 and I-64.

Eligible For Expungement

Both traffic offenses and misdemeanors can be expunged from your record, meaning previous charges could be removed at a court's discretion provided that an offender has served his or her time in jail or paid necessary fines and fees and the legally required period of time has elapsed.

To learn how we can help you, schedule a free consultation at our Richmond office by calling 859-353-0878. You can also reach our firm online.