Welcome to the Official Website of the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney. Our office prosecutes felony cases which occur in Fayette County, including homicide, robbery, assault, burglary, sexual assault, theft, drug crime, and many others. The cases we prosecute are investigated and brought to us by peace officers, primarily the Lexington Police Department.
We believe in
Fairness: Every person should be treated the same under the same facts;
The role of the prosecutor is unique. The prosecutor must see that every defendant is treated fairly and that every crime victim receives the benefits of rights laid down by the Kentucky Crime Victim Bill of Rights.
Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Palmore described the role of the Commonwealth’s Attorney like this:
Likewise, the prosecutor must ensure that crime victims receive the help they need to navigate the confusion of the criminal justice system – this office actively works to keep crime victims informed and we strive to help them find resources to get their lives back on track.
Our website contains information about the court system, court decisions, programs, various services provided by our office, as well as other helping-agencies in our community. You are welcome to tell us how we may make this website more helpful and informational. Thank you for visiting and we hope you will return as we continue to report criminal justice news.