Kentucky Legal Malpractice Questions & Answers

Q: My publoc defender made me pead guilty to DUI at my jurytrail because I showed up late said I'd do 90 days no bond

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Appeals / Appellate Law and Legal Malpractice for Kentucky on
Answered on Dec 15, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
You can make a motion to set aside your plea. It is up to the court as to whether to rehear it or not.

Q: If I found out a search warrant was never legally filed or returned with proof from the court, what should I do next?

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice and Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Apr 28, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
You should determine where it went and where it is now. You may possibly have a 1983 civil rights action for a warrantless search and seizure.

Q: Can a attorney take a case for a client that's a witness against another client he's already representing?

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Kentucky on
Answered on Nov 14, 2015
Adam Studnicki's answer
Sounds unusual. Check with a local ethics or malpractice lawyer.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal advice and help...

Q: Can my attorney take a case for a client that is a witness against me in a criminal case?

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Kentucky on
Answered on Nov 14, 2015
Adam Studnicki's answer
Sounds unusual. Check with a local ethics lawyer.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal advice and help with your...

Q: Can a Kentucky lawyer file a malpractice suit against an Ohio Dr, patient lives in Kentucky

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Kentucky on
Answered on Aug 28, 2013
Jonathan Craig Reed's answer
As a general rule, suit needs to be filed in the state where the events took place or where the defendant lives and if your attorney is not licensed in that state your attorney will need to associate local counsel.

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