Criminal Defense

3 of the Most Frequently Violated Rights of the Accused

Being accused of a crime can be a difficult experience, but it is essential to know your rights as an accused. Three rights are frequently violated by law enforcement, and it is important to understand these rights so that you can protect yourself if they are ever infringed upon.  Keep reading to learn how each… read more

What Is Shock Probation?

The criminal justice system punishes individuals who break the law. However, in addition to punishment, the system seeks to rehabilitate individuals so they do not repeat criminal behavior. Rehabilitation can help criminal defendants get their life back on track. As part of rehabilitation, the federal government and many states use shock probation. Some evidence indicates… read more

What Does a Dismissal Without Prejudice Mean In Louisville Criminal Court?

Being arrested for an alleged crime in Louisville can be one of the worst things in your life. It is confusing, stressful, and scary. On the other hand, having your criminal case dismissed can be one of the best days of your life.  Generally, when your case is dismissed, it means that the charges are… read more

5 Easiest Ways to Get Your Criminal Case Dismissed

If you’ve been charged with a crime, you are probably panicking and wondering how to get out of this situation. Criminal charges are scary and intimidating. They carry jail time, hefty fines, and they threaten your job and reputation. But not every charge results in the worst-case scenario. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can look… read more

Breaking Down Attorney-Client Privilege: What it Means and How it Can Affect Your Case

A client needs to feel secure when discussing a matter with a criminal defense attorney. They need to know that the information they share with the attorney will not be disclosed to a third party or used against them. Confidentiality is even more essential between a criminal defense attorney and a client. Why should a… read more

Classes of Felonies in Kentucky

A felony is the most serious type of crime. These crimes involve a potential prison sentence of over a year. This makes them different from a misdemeanor crime, which are punishable by a maximum sentence of only a year or less of jail.  What are the Different Classes of Felonies in Kentucky? There are five… read more

What Does Disposed Mean for a Case Status in Louisville? 

If you have questions about a case status, it is important to know that the court and prosecutor are not your friends. You are better off calling a criminal defense attorney with questions. If your case is still open and pending, you could incriminate yourself by talking with a prosecutor. Additionally, the court clerk and… read more

Tips for an Effective Character Letter for a Judge

Suhre & Associates Louisville criminal defense lawyers discuss some important tips for an effective character letter for a judge in this blog. Character letters are an important tool in a defense lawyer’s arsenal. These letters can be extremely powerful at sentencing hearings after a conviction or guilty plea.  A judge usually has a good deal… read more

The Best States For Responsible Gun Owners

The Constitution states that the right for citizens to bear arms shall not be infringed. Still, there’s been much debate regarding the types of guns citizens can legally own. Many states have enacted laws that make it difficult to obtain and own certain firearms. Perhaps you’re a responsible gun owner and a law-abiding citizen. You… read more

How to Prepare for a Consultation with a Criminal Defense Lawyer

When you hire a criminal defense lawyer, you may feel anxious or intimidated. But a criminal defense lawyer’s job is not to judge you for your alleged offense. Criminal defense lawyers serve a necessary role in the criminal justice system. They can often help you avoid some of the worst consequences of a criminal conviction…. read more