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- Criminal Law
- Family Law
- DUI & DWI
- Domestic Violence
- Traffic Tickets
- Juvenile Law
Additional Practice Areas
- Drug Court
- Probation Hearings
- Custody Disputes
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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
- Legal Expert
- Legal Analyst WAVE 3 News
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Lead the Trial Division for Warrant Court. Lead prosecutor on cases involving DUI, theft, assault, domestic violence, traffic offenses.
- University of Kentucky
- J.D. (2001) | Law
- Honors: Law Journal, Trial Advocacy Board
- Miami University of Ohio
- B.A. (1997) | Criminology, Political Science
- Honors: Dean's List
- Activities: Basketball, Fraternity, Concert and Event Board
- CLE Award
- Kentucky Bar Association
- Completed over 60 hours of Continuing Education on a two year period.
- Kentucky State Bar
- Louisville Bar Association
- Activities: Leadership Academy
- Brandeis Inn of Court
- Member / Barrister
- 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
- Cross Examination Advanced Class
- National District Attorneys Association
Websites & Blogs
- Leland Hulbert Law
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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