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KentuckyCriminal Defense Lawyers in Kentucky

The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney in Kentucky, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.


Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.


Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.


A criminal defense lawyer in Kentucky should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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William M Butler

William M Butler
William M Butler
William M. Butler, Attorney at Law
200 S 7th St Suite 504
Louisville, KY 40202
William M Butler is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Louis D. Brandeis School of Law - University of Louisvi... read more >
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nacdl-lm
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
William M Butler
Life Member

Brent Cox

Brent Cox
Brent Cox
COX ATTORNEY PLLC
709 Millpond Road
Lexington, KY 40514
Licensed for 12 years, Brent Cox is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Ohio Northern University College of Law... read more >

Nathan Miller

Nathan Miller
Nathan Miller
Suhre & Associates, LLC
214 S. Clay St Suite A
Louisville, KY 40202
Licensed for 17 years, Nathan Miller is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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nlc
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Nathan Miller
Member

Dan Carman

Dan Carman
Dan Carman
Suhre & Associates
333 W. Vine St. Suite 300
Lexington, KY 40507
Dan Carman is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >
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kacdl
Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Dan Carman
Member

Hans M. Pfaffenberger

Hans M. Pfaffenberger
Hans M. Pfaffenberger
Hans Pfaffenberger Law PLLC
231 South Fifth Street 3rd Floor
Louisville, KY 40202
Licensed for 18 years, Hans M. Pfaffenberger is a Criminal Defense and White Collar Crime lawyer... read more >
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kacdl
Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Hans M. Pfaffenberger
Member

Joe Suhre IV

Joe Suhre IV
Joe Suhre IV
Suhre & Associates, LLC
333 W. Vine St.
Lexington, KY 40507
Licensed for 21 years, Joe Suhre IV is a Marijuana Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Cincinnati College of Law... read more >
kacdl
kacdl
Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Joe Suhre IV
Member

Andrew Terrian Coiner

Andrew Terrian Coiner
Andrew Terrian Coiner
629 Washington St
Paducah, KY 42003
Andrew Terrian Coiner is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended University of Kentucky College of Law... read more >
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ncdd-f
National College for DUI Defense
Andrew Terrian Coiner
Founding Member

Timothy Denison

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison, Attorney at Law
228 South Seventh Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Licensed for 29 years, Timothy Denison is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended University of Louisville School of Law... read more >
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kacdl
Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Timothy Denison
Member

William G Deatherage Jr

William G Deatherage Jr
William G Deatherage Jr
Deatherage, Myers & Lackey, PLLC
701 South Main Street P. O. Box 1065
Hopkinsville, KY 42241
Licensed for 47 years, William G Deatherage Jr is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended University of Kentucky College... read more >
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nlc
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
William G Deatherage Jr
Member,
Legal Committee

Patrick S McClure

Patrick S McClure
Patrick S McClure
McClure, McClure & Bailey PLLC
326 W. Main St. Suite 204
Danville, KY 40422
Licensed for 20 years, Patrick S McClure is a Child Custody / Visitation and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Centre College... read more >
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nlc-lt
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Patrick S McClure
Lifetime Member

Bradley Dale Clark

Bradley Dale Clark
Bradley Dale Clark
Baldani Law Group
300 W Short St
Lexington, KY 40507
Licensed for 11 years, Bradley Dale Clark is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Kentucky College of Law... read more >

Christy Howell Sweeney

Christy Howell Sweeney
Christy Howell Sweeney
The Law Office of CH Sweeney, PLLC
PO Box 24384
Lexington, KY 40524
Licensed for 19 years, Christy Howell Sweeney is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended University of Kentucky College of Law... read more >
kacdl
kacdl
Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Christy Howell Sweeney
Member

David S Hoskins

David S Hoskins
David S Hoskins
David S. Hoskins, Attorney at Law
107 East First Street
Corbin, KY 40701
David S Hoskins is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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nacdl-lm
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
David S Hoskins
Life Member

Brenda Popplewell

Brenda Popplewell
Brenda Popplewell
307 West Mt. Vernon Street
Somerset, KY 42501
Brenda Popplewell is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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nacdl-lm
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Brenda Popplewell
Life Member

Jerry J Cox

Jerry J Cox
Jerry J Cox
Jerry J. Cox, PSC
115 Richmond Street P.O. Box 1350
Mount Vernon, KY 40456
Jerry J Cox is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >
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nbta
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Jerry J Cox
Board Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy

Krsna Tibbs

Krsna Tibbs
Krsna Tibbs
Tibbs Law Office
401 W. Main Street Suite: 1710
Louisville, KY 40202
Licensed for 16 years, Krsna Tibbs is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Louis D. Brandeis School of Law - Universi... read more >

Daniel Alvarez

Daniel Alvarez
Daniel Alvarez
Ask Alvarez Law, PLLC
539 W. Market St Suite #300
Louisville, KY 40202
Licensed for 9 years, Daniel Alvarez is a Criminal Defense and Immigration Law lawyer... read more >

Brent L Caldwell

Brent L Caldwell
Brent L Caldwell
Caldwell Caldwell & Caldwell
156 Market St
Lexington, KY 40507
Brent L Caldwell is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Michael M Denbow

Michael M Denbow
Michael M Denbow
Stites & Harbison, PLLC
400 West Market Street Suite 1800
Louisville, KY 40202
Michael M Denbow is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Allen W Holbrook

Allen W Holbrook
Allen W Holbrook
Sullivan, Mountjoy, Stainback & Miller, PSC
100 St. Ann Street
Owensboro, KY 42302
Allen W Holbrook is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

R. Tucker Richardson III

R. Tucker Richardson III
R. Tucker Richardson III
Baldani, Rowland & Richardson
300 West Short Street
Lexington, KY 40507
R. Tucker Richardson III is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Mark Joseph Stanziano

Mark Joseph Stanziano
Mark Joseph Stanziano
Stanziano & Catron
207 West Mt. Vernon Street Suite 112
Somerset, KY 42503
Mark Joseph Stanziano is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

John W Tullis

John W Tullis
John W Tullis
John W. Tullis, PSC
202 W 3rd St
Owensboro, KY 42303
John W Tullis is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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nacdl-lm
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
John W Tullis
Life Member

Scott White

Scott White
Scott White
Morgan & Pottinger, PSC
133 West Short Street
Lexington, KY 40507
Scott White is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Larry Forman

Larry Forman
Larry Forman
The DUI Guy, Larry Forman Law, PLLC
138 South Third Street http://www.larryformanlaw
Louisville, KY 40202
Larry Forman is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Richard O Boling

Richard O Boling
Richard O Boling
403-A West Ninth Street P.O. Box 82
Hopkinsville, KY 42241
Richard O Boling is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Mark Alan Bubenzer

Mark Alan Bubenzer
Mark Alan Bubenzer
101 Saint Clair Street
Frankfort, KY 40602
Mark Alan Bubenzer is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Patrick E O 'Neill

Patrick E O 'Neill
Patrick E O 'Neill
Turner & O'Neill, LLP
1029 College Avenue Suite 101
Jackson, KY 41339
Patrick E O 'Neill is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Michael Benjamin Shields

Michael Benjamin Shields
Michael Benjamin Shields
White Peck Carrington, LLP
26 Broadway
Mt Sterling, KY 40353
Michael Benjamin Shields is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

R. Kent Westberry

R. Kent Westberry
R. Kent Westberry
Landrum & Shouse
220 West Main Street Suite 1900
Louisville, KY 40202
R. Kent Westberry is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Tim Hendrix, Attorney at Law, PLLC
941 Lehman Ave Suite 105
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Licensed for 14 years, is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Patrick John Hanley

Patrick John Hanley
Patrick John Hanley
214 E. Fourth Street
Covington, KY 41011
Licensed for 48 years, Patrick John Hanley is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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oacdl
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Patrick John Hanley
Member

Michael J Curtis

Michael J Curtis
Michael J Curtis
Curtis Legal Services, PSC
1212 Bath Ave
Ashland, KY 41105
Michael J Curtis is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Donald M Heavrin

Donald M Heavrin
Donald M Heavrin
717 W. Market St Suite 1
Louisville, KY 40202
Donald M Heavrin is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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nacdl-lm
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Donald M Heavrin
Life Member

Ryan Avery Lother

Ryan Avery Lother
Ryan Avery Lother
The Lother Firm
751 Bellefonte Road
Flatwoods, KY 41139
Ryan Avery Lother is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Christy J Love

Christy J Love
Christy J Love
Hoskins & Love
107 East First Street
Corbin, KY 40701
Christy J Love is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Samuel Manly

Samuel Manly
Samuel Manly
Law Offices of Samuel Manly
239 South Fifth Street Suite 1606
Louisville, KY 40202
Samuel Manly is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Patrick Joseph Renn

Patrick Joseph Renn
Patrick Joseph Renn
600 West Main Street Suite 100
Louisville, KY 40202
Patrick Joseph Renn is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Andrew Martin Stephens

Andrew Martin Stephens
Andrew Martin Stephens
Andrew M. Stephens & Associates
107 Church Street Suite 200
Lexington, KY 40507
Andrew Martin Stephens is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Kristin M Russell

Kristin M Russell
Kristin M Russell
Willenborg, Russell & Ireland
130 Park Place
Covington, KY 41011
Kristin M Russell is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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kacdl
Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Kristin M Russell
Member

Paul Musselwhite

Paul Musselwhite
Paul Musselwhite
Musselwhite Meinhart & Staples, PSC
385 West Lincoln Trail Boulevard
Radcliff, KY 40160
Licensed for 38 years, Paul Musselwhite is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended University of Louisville Brandeis School o... read more >

John Eric Barnett

John Eric Barnett
John Eric Barnett
2392 State Route 2139
Hickman, KY 42050
John Eric Barnett is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

John E Cornett

John E Cornett
John E Cornett
112 North Court Street
Georgetown, KY 40324
John E Cornett is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

James L Cox

James L Cox
James L Cox
1305 North Highway 39
Mt Vernon, KY 40456
James L Cox is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Harry P Hellings

Harry P Hellings
Harry P Hellings
214 East Fourth Street
Covington, KY 41011
Harry P Hellings is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Stephen Wilson Lamb

Stephen Wilson Lamb
Stephen Wilson Lamb
200 North Second Street
Central City, KY 42330
Stephen Wilson Lamb is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

David A Lambertus

David A Lambertus
David A Lambertus
600 West Main Street Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40202
David A Lambertus is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Len W Ogden

Len W Ogden
Len W Ogden
111 South Fourth Street
Paducah, KY 42001
Len W Ogden is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Wilbur M Zevely

Wilbur M Zevely
Wilbur M Zevely
227 Main Street P.O. Box 6911
Florence, KY 41022
Wilbur M Zevely is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Russell James Baldani

Russell James Baldani
Russell James Baldani
300 West Short Street
Lexington, KY 40507
Russell James Baldani is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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