Your future is important. An arrest or criminal conviction can change your life forever. Don’t let it. You have the right to defend yourself. An experienced Louisville Criminal Defense Attorney at Suhre & Associates can help. We’ve successfully defended clients across the state of Kentucky for more than 15 years.
You don’t want to hesitate to contact an attorney if you’ve been charged with a crime. The state will begin to build a case against you the moment you’re placed under arrest. It’s critical to challenge the prosecution every step of the way. We’ve developed an aggressive approach that allows us to minimize the consequences of your arrest. We need to get started right away. Call our Louisville criminal defense law firm to schedule your free consultation now.
How Will A Louisville Criminal Lawyer Help Me After My Arrest?
You’ve been arrested. Your future is in jeopardy. Hiring a criminal law attorney will give you the best shot at securing a plea or walking away from the charges, altogether. Here’s what you can expect when you trust the tenacious criminal defense lawyers at Suhre & Associates to handle your criminal case.
We’ll Make Sure Your Arrest Was Lawful
The police can’t just arrest you for no reason. Officers have to have reasonable suspicion to make an arrest. Reasonable suspicion means that the police have to have more than a “gut feeling” that you’ve done something wrong. They must have “specific and articulable facts” that implies some criminal wrongdoing. Without reasonable suspicion, an arrest is not legal. If your arrest was illegal, the charges against you can’t stand.
We’ll Determine If Your Rights Were Violated
You don’t have to talk to the police if you don’t want to. You don’t have to let the police search your car, bag, or home if they don’t have probable cause. You can’t be forced to incriminate yourself. Unfortunately, the police don’t always respect your rights. Some use scare tactics and try to manipulate you into cooperating. Others simply abuse the badge and don’t follow the letter of the law. The state can’t be allowed to benefit when your rights are violated.
Our attorneys will ask you to recount your interactions with the police before, during, and after your arrest. We’ll speak with witnesses and review police statements and reports. We’ll identify any potential problems and use those as a basis for your defense.
We’ll Investigate the Circumstances Around Your Alleged Crime
A thorough investigation will be critical as we build your defense. Our attorneys will leave no stone unturned as we look into your alleged crime. During the course of our investigation, we will:
- Review police reports
- Analyze crime scene photographs and video footage
- Interview witnesses, including police officers
- Consult with experts and specialists who can shed light on the more complicated aspects and details of your case, and
- Identify other potential suspects or explanations for the incident that led to your arrest.
We take a hands-on approach to every criminal case we investigate. Our goal is to find evidence that casts doubt on your guilt AND undercuts the prosecution’s case against you.
We’ll Work With the Best Experts
The state will rely on expert testimony and advice as it builds its case against you. You deserve to have experts on your side, too. For the past 15 years, our legal team has been cultivating professional relationships with some of the most respected experts in the state of Kentucky. These include:
- Doctors and medical professionals
- Psychiatric specialists
- Former police officers and detectives
- Forensic scientists
- Forensic Pathologist
- Ballistics experts
- Computer forensic experts
- Accident reconstructionists, and more.
With their help, we’ll be able to understand the evidence and circumstances of your case better. This will allow us to identify where the state’s case may be weak and how to structure your defense for the best results.
We’ll Challenge Every Piece of Evidence
Just because the state claims to have evidence of a crime doesn’t mean that your future is over. Our attorneys will aggressively challenge the validity of anything the state may have. If the evidence is weak, we’ll point that out. If the evidence is tainted because it was gathered after a violation of your rights, we’ll ask a court to throw it out. Without evidence, the state doesn’t have a leg to stand on. Prosecutors, facing a loss in court, will be more inclined to offer a plea or drop the charges.
You deserve an attorney who will not stop fighting for you and your future. That’s what you get when you hire the experienced legal team at Suhre & Associates to handle your criminal defense. Call our Louisville law firm today to learn more and get started on your case.
We Handle All Criminal Charges in Louisville, KY
Some law firms handle a variety of legal cases. Your future is on the line. You need an attorney who is solely focused on criminal defense. At Suhre & Associates, we only represent clients who are facing misdemeanor or felony criminal charges.
Since we have one singular focus, we have an in-depth understanding of Kentucky criminal law. We know how the prosecution will approach your case. We know the laws inside-and-out. We know the rules and how to structure a defense to get you the best possible outcome.
Our Louisville law firm handles all criminal matters, including:
- Drug Crimes
- Assault and Battery
- Domestic Violence
- Juvenile Crimes
- Restraining Orders
- Sex Crimes
- Theft Crimes
- Probation or Parole Violations
- Record Sealing, and more.
Don’t hesitate to contact our law office if you or someone you love has been arrested. Our attorneys will help you at every stage of the process. We’ll be by your side from arraignment through the end of your trial. Call us today to get started.
Should I Work With Police or Prosecutors On My Case?
From the moment you’re arrested, police and state prosecutors will try to get you to confess or say something that can be used against you. They’ll use scare tactics and try to confuse you. They’ll ask seemingly innocent questions to gather information that can hurt you. They’ll do anything that’s legal or borderline-legal to get evidence to win their case.
Don’t give them an inch. Know that you have the right to remain silent. Decline to answer their questions. Ask for your attorney and then say no more. Let us speak on your behalf.
Louisville Criminal Defense Practice Areas
Don’t underestimate the impact a DUI conviction can have on your life. You need to fight the charges from the very beginning. Evidence in DUI cases is often unreliable. Breathalyzers, in particular, tend to give inaccurate readings. Field sobriety tests aren’t always conducted properly. It’s critical to challenge whatever evidence the state has.
Our attorneys will analyze all of the evidence in your DUI case. We’ll identify any potential issues that can be used to your advantage. We’ll determine if your rights were violated. We won’t let prosecutors use bad evidence to ruin your future.
Assault and Battery
It’s illegal to touch or threaten to touch another person without their consent. You don’t necessarily have to cause an injury to face criminal charges for assault or battery. Without a strong defense, you’ll face harsh penalties, including the possibility of time behind bars.
Were you accused of assault and battery when you were simply acting in self-defense? Our Kentucky assault and battery lawyers can help. We’ll prove that your actions were purely in defense of yourself or another person.
The state takes allegations of domestic violence very seriously. Cases are prosecuted aggressively and punishments are harsh. However, there’s usually very little direct evidence to support allegations of abuse. Domestic violence cases often boil down to “he said,” “she said” arguments. In some cases, claims of domestic violence are flat-out false.
You deserve an attorney who understands how to navigate these complex matters and help you walk away. Our Kentucky domestic violence lawyers will build a case that promotes your character and tends to disprove the allegations against you. We’ll speak with witnesses, comb through text and phone records, scour social media, and do whatever it takes to get the evidence we need to beat the charges.
Few crimes are more serious than those involving sex. Whether you’ve been accused of indecent exposure or rape, the consequences of a conviction can be devastating. If you’re convicted, you might be looking at significant time in jail and mandatory registration on the sex offender registry.
You need an attorney who has experience and a record of success defending sex crimes. It’s likely that the state has little-to-no physical evidence to tie you to the criminal offense. Instead, prosecutors will rely on circumstantial evidence to try to put you away. Our Kentucky sex crime defense attorneys know how to dismantle a case built on this type of evidence.
While many states across the country have begun to legalize some drugs, Kentucky has not. The state is still fully committed to the failing war on drugs. You can face serious jail time just for possession of small amounts of marijuana or other drugs.
Evidence in criminal drug matters isn’t always obtained legally. In fact, it’s common for police to gather evidence in a drug case through illegal searches and seizures. Don’t let the state benefit from a violation of your rights. Trust that our Kentucky drug crime defense lawyers will prove that the search was illegal and get the evidence tossed from your case. Without evidence, the state will have a hard time satisfying its burden of proof.
Theft and Property Crimes
Don’t let accusations that you’ve stolen something ruin your future. Whether you’ve been accused of shoplifting, burglary, or forgery, you need to fight the charges every step of the way. It can be hard to regain trust once you’ve been convicted of a theft crime. A theft offense on your criminal record can stall your career and limit future job opportunities.
You need to speak with an attorney if you’ve been arrested for a theft crime. The state has to prove that you knowingly took something that didn’t belong to you with the intent of keeping it from its rightful owner. There are several defenses that can be asserted on your behalf. However, which defenses are appropriate and how they’re used will make or break your case. Our Kentucky theft crime defense lawyers know how to structure your defense to get you the best possible result.
A criminal conviction doesn’t have to stay with you forever. Some crimes can be expunged from your criminal record. Our Kentucky criminal defense lawyers can help you clear your record so that you can start fresh. When your record is expunged or sealed, no one has to know about the legal troubles you may have had in the past.
Don’t Hesitate To Get Help After Your Arrest – Speak with a Louisville Criminal Defense Attorney at Suhre & Associates Today
Contact Suhre & Associates if you’re under investigation or have been arrested for a crime. Our attorneys are former police officers and certified criminal defense specialists. We’ve been fighting to protect clients like you for more than 15 years. We only handle criminal matters and know how the system works. We’ll be your fiercest advocates and defend you against any allegations of criminal misconduct.
We offer a free consultation, so do not hesitate to call our Lousiville law offices today. We’ll review your case, explain your legal rights, and answer any questions you may have. The sooner you call, the sooner we can get started on your defense.