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Who Is Best Criminal / DUI Lawyer In NKy?

Ethical rules do not allow certain words to be placed in advertisements.  Attorneys cannot advertise and cannot use certain words in their advertising.  Therefore, it is unethical to make claim that a person is the best criminal lawyer or best DUI attorney.  Pursuant to the Kentucky Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 7.40 Communication of Fields of Practice: A lawyer may communicate the fact that the lawyer does or does not practice in particular fields of law. A lawyer who concentrates in, limits his or her practice to, or wishes to announce a willingness to accept cases in a particular field may so advertise or publicly state in any manner otherwise permitted by these Rules. Any such advertisement or statement shall be strictly factual and shall not contain any form of the words "certified", "specialist", "expert", or "authority." A separate rules prohibits stating anything regarding the practices of the attorney in relation to other lawyers.  Rule 7.15 Communications Concerning a Lawyer's Services, states: (1) A lawyer shall not make a false, deceptive or misleading communication about the lawyer or the lawyer's service. A communication is false, deceptive or misleading if it (a) contains a material misrepresentation of fact or law, or omits a fact necessary to make the statement considered as a whole not materially misleading; or (b) is likely to create an unjustified expectation about results the lawyer can achieve, or states or implies that the lawyer can achieve results by means that violate the rules of professional conduct or other law; or (c) compares the lawyer's services with other lawyers' services, unless the comparison can be factually substantiated. Kentucky does not certify criminal law as a specialty practice.  As such, an attorney cannot state that they specialize in the practice of criminal law, regardless of whether 5%, 50% or 100% of their practice is devoted to the practice. It is good to know the law with respect to lawyer advertising.  If you see any lawyer making such claims, you should look elsewhere.  This is public service message and is not intended to be an advertisement in any manner.

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