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Convicted of a felony in Kentucky? Now is the time to clear your record.

Posted by Andrew Coiner | May 16, 2016 | 1 Comment

Starting soon, certain felonies can be cleared from your record in Kentucky. Misdemeanor expungement has been available in Kentucky for some time but relief from a felony conviction has only been available by a pardon from the Governor. If you've been convicted of a felony and have not committed a crime since then, you may qualify for felony expungement. The new felony expungement rules do not apply to sex offenders and most violent offenders. However, if you've committed an economic crime, such a theft, or a drug crime such as possession of a drug classified as a felony, you can take advantage of the new law. If you've been granted a pardon by a Kentucky Governor, which does NOT erase your criminal record, you are also now eligible for expungement. If you are eligible and your record is expunged, it is as if the crime never occurred. You do not have to reveal it on job applications. Call me at 270-442-9268 to determine if you are eligible for felony expungement. 

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Andrew Coiner

I have been representing people accused of crimes and victims of the negligence of others in Paducah since 1994.  Before opening my Paducah office, I worked in two large Kentucky law firms.  Working for large law firms made me realize I'd rather help a person injured in a car wreck caused by another driver's negligence than work for the negligent driver's insurance company. I served two Kentucky governors in economic development positions.  I am proud to have created jobs for the working men and women of Kentucky.  Before working in economic development, I served a stint as a legislative liaison and a special prosecutor in the Kentucky Attorney General's office. Before my legal career, I worked in a drug store, hardware, as a ditch digger and as a newspaper reporter.  I worked my way through Ashland Community College, Marshall University and the University Of Kentucky College Of Law. I handle criminal and personal injury cases in the western Kentucky counties of McCracken, Ballard, Carlisle, Marshall, Hickman, Graves, Livingston, Crittenden, Fulton, Caldwell and Lyon.  I also represent clients in the United States District Courts, Eastern and Western District of Kentucky, including Paducah, Fort Campbell and Owensboro.  I have also successfully represented clients in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati,Ohio.   I have been honored by my peers with Martindale Hubbell's prestigious AV rating for achieving and maintaining very high ethical conduct and preeminent legal ability. I have also been selected by my peers as a Kentucky Super Lawyer. Kentucky Monthly magazine selected me as one of the top attorneys in Kentucky. The National Trial Lawyers selected me as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer. If you are facing federal or state criminal charges or have been injured because of someone's negligence, call me for an honest evaluation of your case.  If you've got a great case, I'll tell you.  If you got a case with problems, I'll tell you that too.  I will put my reputation, experience and expertise to work for you.  Your case deserves the attention of an experienced trial lawyer.  


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Posted Dec 13, 2017 at 10:14:09

Some felonies are now eligible for expungement.

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