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Leland Hulbert

Leland Hulbert

  • Criminal Law, Family Law, DUI & DWI ...
  • Kentucky
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Lawyer Rating and Reviews
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5.0
Legal Analysis
5.0/5.0
Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
Christine M. Miller
Reviewed by Christine M. Miller October 16, 2020
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Leland has significant experience. He is well respected within the legal community. Highly Recommend!
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Summary

I have enjoyed the privilege of being a Legal Expert offering Legal Analysis for local news media on high profile cases. I have earned that reputation through many years of legal experience and opportunities as a lawyer in Kentucky. My Criminal Law and Family Law clients know I am a trusted advocate and a powerful voice on their case and my reviews on Google and other websites show their appreciation for my hard work and the positive results. As the former head of the Violent Crimes Unit for the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney, I know what the other side is planning on your case. I use my 20 years of experience in the Court System and the relationships I have made with current Judges and help my clients get the best possible outcome on their Criminal Law or Family Law cases. Many attorneys will advertise they have "experience" or have catchy slogans but I have as much relevant current courtroom experience on both sides of the table as any defense attorney in the area. With my representation you deal directly with me and not with an associate or paralegal. Please see my 5.0 rating based on over 60 reviews on Google and my perfect ratings on Avvo, Justia and Thumbtack based on my reviews from clients and colleagues.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Divorce
  • Juvenile Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Expungements
  • Drug Court
  • Probation Hearings
  • Custody Disputes
Video Chat and Conferencing
  • FaceTime
  • Skype
  • Zoom
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    I always offer an initial consultation for free to people with legal questions.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    I accept credit cards on all cases for payment. I will pay the credit card fees.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Kentucky
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Legal Expert
Legal Analyst WAVE 3 News
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Asked to do multiple live interviews for WAVE 3 news as a legal expert analyzing high-profile legal cases in the Commonwealth.
Director of Communication
Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney
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Worked with local media to report on local cases of interest. Worked with numerous local, regional and national media outlets and published weekly press releases.
Prosecutor - Head of the Violent Crimes Unit
Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney
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Lead Prosecutor on numerous cases ranging from Assault to Murder. Appointed First Division Chief of the Violent Crime's Unit under current Commonwealth's Attorney Tom Wine.
Office of the Jefferson County Attorney
Prosecutor
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Lead the Trial Division for Warrant Court. Lead prosecutor on cases involving DUI, theft, assault, domestic violence, traffic offenses.
Education
University of Kentucky
J.D. (2001) | Law
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Honors: Law Journal, Trial Advocacy Board
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Miami University of Ohio
B.A. (1997) | Criminology, Political Science
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Honors: Dean's List
Activities: Basketball, Fraternity, Concert and Event Board
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Awards
CLE Award
Kentucky Bar Association
Completed over 60 hours of Continuing Education on a two year period.
Professional Associations
Kentucky State Bar
Member
Current
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Louisville Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: Leadership Academy
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Brandeis Inn of Court
Member / Barrister
Current
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Speaking Engagements
WAVE 3 ON-Air Legal Expert , Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Decision Day , In Studio WAVE 3 Louisville, KY
Contacted to discuss legal implications of the Grand Jury decision in the Breonna Taylor Case. On-Air in studio expert legal analysis for four hours on the day this landmark indictment decision was made public.
Expert Legal Analyst , Local News Media , Studio
WAVE 3 Interview
Certifications
Cross Examination Advanced Class
National District Attorneys Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Leland Hulbert Law
Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered

Q. Can they really send my boyfriend to prison on a first violation of probation felony paper with no new charges?
A: A probation officer can file a violation report based on a number of violations that do not have to be new criminal offenses. The most common violation is absconding which means not showing up to your probation officer meetings or your probation officer cannot find you. Other violations that do not involve a criminal charge include testing positive on drug test etc. To answer your question yes a person can be revoked on probation without a new criminal charge but if they have an attorney at their revocation hearing they stand a better chance of not getting revoked. There must be a hearing before a judge before a person can be revoked on probation.
Q. In what situations are violent crimes (assault, battery, etc.) "thrown out" even when the def. admits to doing it?
A: Once a charge has been filed by law-enforcement, the only person with the legal right to throw out the charges or set the range of charges is the prosecution through the grand jury process. The judge has the ability to dismiss charges during a preliminary hearing or jury trial if they feel that enough evidence has not been presented. The prosecution reviews all charges made by the police and decides how to proceed. If there’s any change in the way of person is charged before trial, including dismissal, it will be up to the prosecutor.
Q. Do all cases get trials even when there is 100% proof the defendan did a crime? But he says he wants 2 plead not guit
A: The right to a trial by jury is a constitutional right guaranteed to every defendant charged with a misdemeanor or felony in Kentucky. Approximately 95% of cases don’t go to trial and are settled by a plea agreement between the prosecution and the defendant But if the defendant pleads guilty he must knowingly waive his right to a jury trial.
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Contact & Map
Leland Hulbert Law PLLC,
600 West Main
Suite 100
Prospect, KY 40059
Toll-Free: (502) 396-9310
Cell: (502) 396-9310
Fax: (502) 568-3600
Monday: 7 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM - 8 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 7 AM - 8 PM
Thursday: 7 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 7 AM - 8 PM
Saturday: 7 AM - 8 PM
Sunday: 7 AM - 8 PM
Notice: You may always reach me via text on my office cell 502-396-9310 or my Office e-mail leland@lelandlawyer.com.
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