Criminal Defense

2020 in Louisville: Violent Crime Up, Property Crime Down

Cities throughout the country are reporting increases in the rate of violent crimes in 2020. Louisville is no exception.  Data collected through August 8 by the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department reveals the same type of data that other cities are notating. The rate of violent crimes is increasing, while the rates of other types of… read more

Can You Shoot Someone Who Breaks Into Your House?

A common question people ask, no matter what part of the country they come from, is if it is okay to shoot someone who breaks into your home. In Kentucky, the answer is usually “yes.” However, there are a number of details and key concepts related to this topic that are important to understand. First… read more

40 Days, 100 Shooting Victims, Louisville’s Violent Crime Continues To Spike

Louisville continues to experience record-breaking numbers of shootings and violent crimes. As of July 7, 2020, officials report a 107 percent increase in the number of non-fatal shootings compared to the same time last year. Murders had increased by 40 percent from the same period last year. In just a couple of days, five people… read more

Louisville Police Spent $3.6 Million on Protest Overtime in June

According to officials, the protests held throughout the city in June cost the Louisville Police Department $3.6 million in overtime costs. The money spent on overtime in just one month is over 40 percent of the total amount spent on annual overtime costs in 2019. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, overtime costs… read more

6 Shootings in One Night in Louisville

In just five hours on June 16, 2020, six people lost their lives in Louisville shootings. The violence and unrest in Louisville may be responsible for the increase in homicides throughout the city. According to one news outlet, shootings increased by 105 percent during the same period from last year. Homicides increased by more than… read more

How Safe is Louisville, Kentucky?

People visiting Louisville often wonder: How safe is the city? This question comes up a lot, especially since Louisville is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country.  Generally speaking, Louisville is a relatively safe area. The city’s crime rate is just below the national average. But when compared to other large metropolitan… read more