If You Are Charged With a Crime in Williamstown You Need Lawyers That Know Criminal Law Front and Back. Our Lexington Based Firm Handles Criminal Cases in Grant County and Throughout The Bluegrass.
There are few events in life more stressful than being charged with a crime. We have dedicated our careers to defending the accused, and as a result, we know the ins and outs of the criminal code. If you or a loved one have been convicted of a crime contact our Lexington criminal defense attorneys at Baldani Law Group PLLC to figure out what to do next. We can listen to the facts and help you decide what is best for you. For most cases in Grant County, there is no travel fee.
The Grant County Courthouse in Williamstown, KY
The Grant County Courthouse is staffed by Grant County Circuit Clerk Tina Melton.
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – noon, first and last Saturday of each month (closed on holiday weekends)
- Sunday: Closed
Grant County Judicial Center
224 S. Main St., First Floor
Williamstown, KY 41097
Circuit Court: (859) 824-4467
District Court: (859) 823-5251
Parking lots are located beside and behind the Grant County Judicial Center.
District Court vs. Circuit Court
In general, the district court presides over traffic cases and misdemeanors and the circuit court hears felony cases. Felony cases tend to originate in the district court at a preliminary hearing (though they can be directly indicted), and are transferred to Circuit Court if probable cause if found at the preliminary hearing and the grand jury chooses to indict. Our Williamstown Criminal Defense Lawyers defend cases in both Grant County District Court and Circuit Court.
Williamstown District Court Judges
Grant County is in the 15th District Court District. The 15th District has two judges who also hear cases in Carroll and Owen Counties. They are:
- Division 1: Hon. Elizabeth Chandler Lester
- The Honorable Judge Lester has been on the bench since 2007.
- Prior to becoming a judge, she worked as an assistant county attorney and in private practice.
- Division 2: Hon. Thomas M. Funk
- The Honorable Judge Funk won re-election in 2015. He was unopposed.
Williamstown District Court Prosecutor
The County Attorney, the Honorable Lescal Joe Taylor handles prosecution in Grant District Court. His office handles the prosecution of traffic, misdemeanor, and felony preliminary hearings. His office is located inside the courthouse.
Circuit Court Judges
Grant County is in the 15th Circuit Court District. The 15th Circuit has one judge that hears criminal cases. She is:
- Division 1: Hon. R. Leslie Knight
- Judge Knight has been on the Circuit bench since 2015.
- Prior to her election in 2014, she worked as an attorney in private practice, specializing in family, criminal, probate, civil litigation, and real estate law.
Circuit Court Prosecutor
Prosecution of felonies is handled by the office of the Hon. Jim Crawford. His office is located in Carrollton. His office prosecutes offenses that have been indicted by the Grant County Grand Jury.
Contact a Grant County Criminal Defense Lawyer Today
If you have been charge with a crime in Williamstown or anywhere in Central Kentucky, give our firm a call today. We’ve handled cases in Grant County and throughout the Bluegrass and know what it takes to stand up for you.
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