Excellent criminal attorney with 17 years experience handing Kentucky Criminal Cases and Federal Cases, Defense of Murder Crime Prosecution, Domestic Violence Crime, Domestic Assault Charge, Bond Reduction, Possession of Marijuana Crime, Possession of Drug Crime, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance Crime, Shoplifting Charge, Theft Crime, Fraud Case, Gun Crime Case, Kentucky Drug Crime, Federal Drug Crime, Possession of Handgun Crime, Possession of Drugs, Domestic Assault Crime,
1. Capital Murder: Criminal Defense Trial - Six co-defendants. Three plead and testified, three went to trial. Two defendants convicted of Murder, Robbery, Arson and other counts. My client, ACQUITTED ALL CHARGES.
2. Robbery Trial - Carjacking case. Shots fired into vehicle and trees behind car as ladies fled. Acquitted.
3. Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon Criminal Defense Trial (POHGBCF) - Or Felon in Possession - Truck pulled over for traffic violation at 3:30 am. Occupants were taken out of the vehicle and a gun was out in the open on the floorboard on passenger side, my client. Acquitted.
4. Robbery in the First Degree Criminal Defense Trial - Bellamy Apartments near UofL. 20 year old student is walking through the parking garage looking for a group of friends when approached and asked for his phone and wallet. After bawking a beer bottle is smashed against his face leaving gashes and 71 stitches on this face. Two young people, students, saw the assailant and one recognized him from school. "I knew him well in high school..." She testified. - Acquitted.
5. Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine), Promoting Contraband First Degree, Giving a Police Officer a False Name Criminal Defense Trial : - Elisha worked at Bottoms Up. She worked as a bar back and would bring drinks to patrons when occupied with a dancer. She wore a little backpack that had notes, drugs and various sundries inside. Police had wind she was working there and executed an arrest warrant. They had her dress in the back and she grabbed the backpack as she was leaving. In the backpack was methamphetamine and she was charged withe POCS 1st. When entering the jail corrections found a switchblade and charged her with Promoting Contraband in the First Degree. She has used her sister in-law's name at Bottom's Up and her sister in-law testified at trial. She said she didn't care that she used her name and if she had a warrant she would use someone else's name, too. (Not a legal defense, but great jury nullification.) Aquitted, guilty only on misdemeanor Giving an Police Officer a False Name. Tragically, the Defendant and her sister in-law, Abby, overdosed and died within a few years after the trial.
6. Assault in the First Degree Criminal Defense Trial - Defendant brought into University with injuries and was loud and belligerent. A nurse went to occlude his mouth with tape and he ensnared her index finger, crunching the tip off. This was on video in a room for seclusion in Room 9. Mistrial during last witness. Later Plead to Assault under Extreme, -10 months to server, credit time served. Offer was 10 years to serve. 1 year, credit time served after the first trial.
7. Capital Murder, Robbery in the First, Burglary in the First, Trafficking Cocaine with a Firearm Criminal Defense Trial -
Defendant and his cousin when to some goofy guy's house to sell him cocaine. During the visit it became apparent that the old man did not have any money. Deceased had weird prison tattoos all over his body, painted his toenails, piercings and was a registered sex offender. At some point things got sideways between the old guy and these two 17 year olds. He stabbed my client through the chest piercing a lung. My client's cousin ran out the front door and my client was stuck in the house. At some point a gunshot is heard from the outside the house and my client stumbled out. He collapsed on a neighbors porch. Guilty of Manslaughter Second Degree and Trafficking with a Firearm. Offer was 20 at 85%. He received 15 years at 20%.
8. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance First Degree - Persistent Felony Offender First Criminal Defense Trial - Amusing trial. If you want a good lesson on what makes someone stand out as someone trafficking in a controlled substance, watch the cross examination of Detective Gary Huffman. Very good an honest detective, I didn't realize I took so much time crossing him. It ends up like the old definition of suspects as defined by the caselaw. Black car, blue car, young person old person, nice clothing bad clothing. Basically anyone in, on or wearing anything could be indicia of trafficking. Finally, asked the Charlie Sheen question after this line of questioning. "If Charlie Sheen was driving through Louisville and was stopped with 125 grams of cocaine, would he be charged with Possession or Trafficking?" in the question asked Detective Huffman. He stated, "Like I said, it all depends on your lifestyle." Not guilty on Trafficking (which would have been 10 flat as PFO1), guilty of Possession, three years probated.
9. Assault and Terroristic Threatening Criminal Defense Trial - Hardin County - Client was doing weekend in jail serving 90 days for a Possession of Marijuana plea (I didn't represent her on this). During one of the weekends she was charged with Assault and Terrostic Threatening as one of the corrections officers stated she attacked her. ACQUITTED.