Louisville, Kentucky Criminal Lawyers

Brendan Joseph McLeod
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience

Louisville Criminal Defense Attorney Brendan McLeod is available to represent you. Also, Brendan McLeod is an Oldham County Criminal Defense Attorney, too. Mr. McLeod lives and practices in Oldham County.... Read More »
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Brendan Joseph McLeod
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(502) 386-1414 138 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Louisville
Louisville Criminal Defense Attorney Brendan McLeod is available to represent you. Also, Brendan McLeod is an Oldham County Criminal Defense Attorney, too. Mr. McLeod lives and practices in Oldham County. Currently, the majority of his practice is in Louisville, or Jefferson County. A straight shooting criminal attorney who has the background and experience to get what you want or get it at trial. And Win! He is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm, trained and entered into a USAF Combat Weather Unit, supporting the Army 20th Special Forces.
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Larry Forman
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(502) 561-1080 The Wolf Building
138 South Third Street, Ste. 209
Louisville, KY 40202
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
University of Louisville
Recognized by SuperLawyers as a Rising Star for 3 years in a row, rated #1 DUI lawyer on Google in client reviews, and named Louisville Magazine's Top Lawyer in his field, Mr. Forman has been practicing almost exclusively in the area of DUI law since he started his practice.

He has had numerous DUI charges amended and dismissed pre-trial, the morning of trial, and had clients acquitted by a jury, including a DUI Second Offense. Mr. Forman is no stranger to jury trials and will fight for his clients tooth and nail to achieve the best possible result. Call Mr....
Timothy Denison
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(502) 589-6916 235 South Fifth Street
The Third Floor
Louisville, KY 40202-3226
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Louisville
Born in Glasgow, Kentucky in 1965. Graduated Barren County High School Class Of 1983. Graduated Western Kentucky University Class Of 1988. Graduated University Of Louisville Class Of 1991. Practicing Law for 27 years in and around Louisville Kentucky.
Scott C. Cox
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(502) 589-6190 600 West Main Street
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40202
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Louisville
Scott C. Cox is one of Kentucky’s top criminal defense attorneys. He is a former federal prosecutor and has been recognized as standing in the top rank of his profession by such authoritative sources as Best Lawyers in America, Kentucky Super Lawyers, and Louisville Magazine. Scott handles cases in all federal jurisdictions nationwide and all counties in Kentucky. Scott was named in Best Lawyers as a preeminent criminal lawyer in 2008-2014. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected criminal attorney peer review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by...
Rachelle N. Howell
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(502) 377-3514 600 W Main St #500
Louisville, KY 40202
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Personal Injury
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
Rachelle N. Howell is a Criminal Attorney, Family Law and Divorce Attorney, and Personal Injury Attorney in Louisville, KY, also serving surrounding counties including Oldham, Bullitt, Shelby, Hardin, and more. Ms. Howell is a zealous advocate for her clients. She is passionate, driven, and determined to see that justice is realized. During her career, Ms. Howell has differentiated herself as being an attorney for real people with everyday legal problems. She knows how to communicate and empathize without "talking like a lawyer" and when the time comes, she is as fierce an advocate as one could hope for.
Frank Mascagni III
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(502) 583-2831 Louisville, KY 40220-2706
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, DUI and White Collar Crime
University of Louisville
Education: J.D., University of Louisville Law School,Louisville, Kentucky, 1976. State prosecutor 1977-1979. Entered into private practice concentrating on criminal law defense in state and federal courts, from DUI to death penalty jury trials. Nationally : Martindale-Hubbell AV RATING, 1984. Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, (..." just 5% of all law firms in America..." are selected to be included in this annual publication.)1990. Speaker: criminal law, procedure and professional responsibility. 2005 Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Haddad Award: "Old school in the best sense -- a fearless advocate for his clients who always places their interests first and never wavers...
William Michael Corrigan
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(502) 922-6165 635 W. Main St.
Suite 300B
Louisville, KY 40202
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of Louisville
I serve clients needing help with DUIs, traffic tickets, expungements, drug charges, domestic violence, misdemeanors and all felonies.

Examples of other charges include marijuana offenses, drug trafficking, drug possession, methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine and prescription offenses.

High speed speeding tickets, driving on suspended license, no insurance, expired registration are examples of traffic tickets for which I represent people.

DUI representation includes drunk driving defense, driving while using prescription medication, driving while high on other drugs, refusals, ignition interlock applications, and defending current DUIs for people with previous drunk driving convictions.

Domestic violence representation includes defending false allegations, recanting witnesses, prior domestic assault...
Joshua Farley
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(502) 473-6464 Starks Building, 455 S 4th Street
Suite 1250
Louisville, KY 40202
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Medical Malpractice and White Collar Crime
University of Louisville
Joshua D Farley is the owner of Farley Law. He was born and raised in Kentucky, which means he is just as comfortable in a courtroom with a suit, as he is on the back porch with a bourbon. Josh attended Vanderbilt University and the University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law, graduating in 2006. Since law school he has become a distinguished and preeminent litigator, representing clients throughout the Commonwealth. He has years of experience practicing appellate law, business and contracts law, criminal defense, and personal injury law. Josh spent five and a half...
John Doyle
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(866) 587-0002 1041 Goss Ave
Louisville, KY 40217
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
University of Louisville
John Doyle has been an attorney in Kentucky for more than a decade. He has tried many jury trials in Jefferson County and in other parts of the state and handled numerous multi-million dollar injury claims. In fact, John is a member of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial attorneys in the United States. Membership is limited to lawyers who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. John graduated from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of...
Ashley Michael
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(502) 690-7333 138 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington and University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Ashley’s primary practice area is criminal defense. She has represented hundreds of clients in Jefferson District and Circuit Courts and her representation has included the following offenses: Traffic Tickets, DUIs, Bad Checks, Welfare Fraud, Credit Card Fraud, Drugs (possession, manufacturing and trafficking), Assault, Domestic Violence, Firearms, Sexual Crimes (rape, sex abuse), Robbery, Burglary, Theft, Shoplifting, Fleeing and Evading, Criminal Non Support, Housing Code, Animal Control, Escape, and Parole Violation Hearings. Ashley will also perform Expungements.
Ellie Kerstetter
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(502) 364-0065 218 W. Oak St.
Louisville, KY 40203
Free ConsultationCriminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Traffic Tickets
University of Louisville
Boutique-style, solo general practitioner, representing clients in all matters of family law, civil and probate practice, criminal misdemeanors and traffic court, and with business and real estate transactions. Court certified mediator. Hablamos Español.
Richard J. Head
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(502) 584-4323 616 South 5th Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and Personal Injury
University of Louisville
I am licensed in Federal Court, Eastern and Western Districts, The United States Sixth Circuit, And the United States Supreme Court. I have offices in Shelby County, Kentucky, and Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. I practice Plaintiff's Personal Injury Law, but also represent two Fire Departments in Shelby County, Kentucky, both of which respond to wrecks on Interstate 64, or "I-64" in Kentucky. If you have been injured in a wreck involving a car, truck, or semi tractor trailer, give my office a call.
Matt McCubbins
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Lawyer
(502) 262-0435 1049 Barret Ave.
Louisville, KY 40204
Criminal, Business, Insurance Claims and Traffic Tickets
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Matt McCubbins is an attorney in Louisville, Kentucky. Matt utilizes his experience, knowledge, and dedication to bring personalized solutions to his clients and their legal matters. Matt McCubbins practices law in the areas of Personal Injury and Wrongful Death; Business Disputes; Criminal Defense and Traffic Violations; and Probate and Estates. While Matt predominately practices law in Jefferson County, he has represented clients in over 10 counties throughout Kentuckiana. Throughout his career as an attorney in Louisville, Matt McCubbins has represented clients in settlements and trials in cases involving car wrecks, dog bites, slip and falls, assaults, semi truck wrecks, motorcycle accidents, medical...
Ashlea N. Hellmann
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(502) 589-1001 401 W. Main St
Suite 1807
Louisville, KY 40202
Criminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of Louisville
general practice attorney with trial experience
William Butler Jr
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(502) 582-2020 200 S 7th St
Louisville, KY 40202
Free ConsultationCriminal
University of Louisville
I first became interested in becoming a lawyer after reading books about noted trial lawyers such as Gerry Spence, Race Horse Haynes and Melvin Belli. I was inspired by their stories to go to law school even though I had already graduated from college and owned a successful business. I sold my business, was admitted to law school and dedicated myself to learning everything I could about being a courtroom lawyer. I learned that trying a case well is a skill that can’t be learned just from books. It takes alot of experience in a courtroom...
Anna Aleksander
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(502) 589-0816 430 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd 24-A (first floor)
Louisville, KY 40202
Criminal, DUI, Family and Traffic Tickets
University of Louisville
Experienced Personal Injury Attorney. Anna Aleksander also handles Criminal Defense & DUI, Family, and Auto accidents. 2005 University of Louisville School of Law graduate. Practicing in Jefferson County Kentucky since 2008. Admitted to practice in Kentucky state and Federal Court for the Western District of Kentucky
Sarah E. Clay
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(502) 540-5700 Clay Law Office, PLLC
600 West Main Street, Suite 100
Louisville, KY 40202
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Louisville
I am a solo practitioner in Louisville, Kentucky, and represent clients throughout the state. I completed my undergraduate studies in South Carolina before moving back to Kentucky, where I received my J.D. at the University of Louisville. I have extensive experience in criminal defense (from petty misdemeanors to class A felonies), which includes serving as lead or sole counsel in felony jury trials where my clients were acquitted on all charges. I also have experience in family law, personal injury law, estate law, and other general practice areas. I am a fourth generation attorney continuing the family...
Michael Burns
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(502) 400-1810 9462 Brownsboro Road # 256
Louisville, KY 40241
Free ConsultationCriminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
University of Louisville
Michael Burns (“Mike”) started his own practice in August 2017. Following a career in information technology, he switched careers and after graduating from Brandeis School of Law in 2004, spent the next 11 years practicing insurance defense. Mike now focuses his practice representing a wide variety of personal injury victims, including wrongful death, commercial trucking collisions, slips and fall, premises liability, insurance bad faith, and motor vehicle collisions. Having defended the very same types of cases for 11 years, he has knowledge that will help him better serve his clients. Mike currently serves on the boards of...
Johnathan C. Ryan
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(502) 297-1064 Barristers Hall
1009 S. 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40203
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Estate Planning and Traffic Tickets
University of Louisville
I provide legal representation in criminal defense, civil litigation, estate planning/probate and family law, among other areas. Please contact me today for your free consultation so we can discuss your legal matter and see how I can help.
E. Brian Davis
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(502) 568-1337 101 North Seventh Street
The Normandy Building
Louisville, KY 40202
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals and Bankruptcy
Duke University School of Law
Katie Marie Brophy
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(502) 509-9407 130 Fairfax Avenue
Suite LL-B
Louisville, KY 40207
Louisville, KY Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
Criminal, DUI and Family
University of Kentucky College of Law
James Russell Lloyd
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(502) 540-5700 600 West Main Street
Suite 100
Louisville, KY 40202
Criminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Louisville
I have lived in Louisville most of my life. I graduated as a Governor’s Scholar from the Advanced Program at Ballard High School. I moved to St. Louis, Missouri to attend Washington University where I earned an A.B. Degree in history. I returned to Louisville where I earned my Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Louisville. Since 1995, I have practiced from my offices in Louisville, Kentucky. I appear in courtrooms all over the Commonwealth. My practice focuses on high conflict and complex divorce and custody cases. I represent individuals at both the trial and appellate levels....
Timothy B. George Jr.
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(502) 693-1887 125 South 7th Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and Personal Injury
University of Louisville
Tim was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. A high school graduate of Trinity High School, Tim completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Miami University, Ohio. Tim returned to his hometown and attended law school at the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. After obtaining his Juris Doctor, he successfully passed the Kentucky Bar Exam and became licensed to practice law in Kentucky. Tim is now committed to growing his solo practice and giving back to the Louisville community.
Hans Mikael Pfaffenberger
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(502) 437-9011 231 South Fifth Street, 3rd Floor
Louisville, KY 40202
Criminal, Insurance Claims and White Collar Crime
WHAT DO I DO FOR YOU? As an experienced trial attorney in both criminal defense and insurance claims, I conduct investigations of insurance fraud on behalf of insurance companies and I defend and advise policy holders during such investigations. I also advise my clients regarding insurance coverage issues, including injury, property damage, arson, theft, and Kentucky motor vehicle PIP claims. I defend clients against charges involving alleged fraud and financial crimes, in addition to other criminal offenses. Contact me to defend your rights under your insurance policy and under the law.
Gary Stewart
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(502) 541-4267 239 S. Fifth Street
Suite 1916
Louisville, KY 40202
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
I have been representing individuals in criminal proceedings in Kentucky since 1986. During my career I have had over 90 criminal jury trials. I have represented individuals in a wide variety of cases that range from speeding tickets to murder. I will personally handle your case.
Krsna Tibbs
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Louisville , KY Criminal Law Attorney
(502) 581-1110 200 South Seventh Street Suite 320
Republic Plaza Building
Louisville , KY 40202
Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Brandeis School of Law
Gregory D. Simms
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(502) 618-4949 455 South 4th Street
Suite 1250
Louisville, KY 40222
Criminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of Louisville
Marina Finegold
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Attorney
(502) 648-2461 4109 Bardstown Road, Suite # 106
Louisville, KY 40218
Criminal, Family and Immigration
University of Louisville
Julie Marie Kaelin
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(502) 584-0969 514 S Fifth Street
Suite 102
Louisville, KY 40202
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of Louisville
Andrew G Downey
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Attorney
(502) 584-8583 Barrister's Hall
1009 South Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40203
Criminal, DUI, Employment and Family
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville
Daniel M. Alvarez
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Attorney
(502) 272-2006 539 W. Market St.
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40202
Criminal, Immigration and Workers' Comp
I graduated from the University of Louisville in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in History. I went on to attend the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville in 2000. After graduating from law school, I began my legal career at the Jefferson County Public Defenders Office. There, I honed my skills defending the accused. I also gained an appreciation for the value in treating everyone with respect and compassion, regardless of their circumstances. In 2003 I began my own practice. I focus on helping those facing criminal charges, individuals injured in accidents and in immigration...
F. Todd Lewis
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Lawyer
600 W. Main Street
Suite 500
Louisville, KY 40202
Criminal, Administrative and Elder
small firm of Louisville attorneys offering over 45 years of collective experience in criminal law, immigration, small business representation, family law, consumer rights
Brandon Pfeiffer
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(502) 386-7388 505 S. 3rd St. suite 301
Louisville, KY 40202
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Attorney Brandon Pfeiffer specializes in criminal defense, representing clients from diverse backgrounds with a wide variety of charges. Experience counts. Call for a free consultation. Rates are reasonable and competitive. All major credit cards accepted.
John Thomas Hester
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(800) 800-8888 1601 Business Center Ct
Louisville, KY 40299
Criminal, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
John has a B.A. in Spanish and Communications from the University of Louisville and worked as an editor for a decade before returning to school and earning his J.D. from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. He is a member of Kentucky Bar Association and the Kentucky Justice Association.
Paul Ritchie Hobbs
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Lawyer
(502) 500-4330 4965 US Hwy 42
Suite 1000
Louisville, KY 40222
Criminal and Family
Ryan Vantrease
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Lawyer
(502) 299-8287 600 West Main Street
Suite 500
Louisville, KY 40202
Criminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Medical Malpractice
University of Louisville
After graduating law school, Ryan Vantrease began his career as an Assistant County Attorney for the Jefferson County Attorney's Office where he specialized in the prosecution of DUI and DUI related offenses. During his tenure with the County Attorney's Office, Ryan litigated all aspects of misdemeanor cases and conducted numerous trials by jury in Jefferson District Court. Ryan took this litigation experience with him when, in 2003, he became an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney in Jefferson County. While employed as an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney, Ryan prosecuted all levels of felony criminal offenses in Jefferson Circuit Court, including numerous trials by jury....
Neil P. Roy
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Attorney
(502) 435-4696 539 W. Market Street
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40202
Criminal, DUI, Family and Medical Malpractice
Vanderbilt University
Aaron M. Williams
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Attorney
(859) 588-9790 239 South Fifth Street
Suite 1700
Louisville, KY 40202
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Ted Palmer
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Lawyer
(502) 797-9194 1009 S, 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40203
Criminal, Civil Rights, Consumer and Traffic Tickets
University of Louisville
Louisville native practicing criminal and civil litigation in Jefferson County and the surrounding counties. Admitted in Kentucky, the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice Studies at Bellarmine University.
Joseph Anthony Cash
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Louisville, KY Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(502) 333-0617 2520 Bardstown Rd.
Suite 7
Louisville, KY 40205
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Kentucky College of Law
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.