CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Criminal defense is an area of law which requires knowledge of the relevant statutes, case law as well as the ability to work within the criminal justice system with police, judges and prosecutors.  If you have been arrested, cited, or are the target of an investigation, hire an attorney NOW.  You need an attorney to protect your rights.  Michael W. Bouldin has the experience to handle your case.

Criminal defense is a single catch all to cover a variety of legal concerns.  I have represented defendants in Ohio, Kentucky as well as in Federal Courts.  As an attorney for nearly 25 years, I have represented various clients with respect to each of the following Kentucky state criminal charges:

  • Criminal Homicide
    • Murder
    • Manslaughter 1st
    • Manslaughter 2nd
    • Reckless Homicide
  • Drug Offenses
    • Possession of Controlled Substance (PCS)
    • Trafficking of Controlled Substance (Sale/Distribution)
    • Possession with Intent to Sell Controlled Substance
    • Possession of Marijuana
    • Marijuana Cultivation
    • Trafficking of Marijuana
      • Within school zone
      • While in Possession of Handgun
    • Manufacturing Methamphetamine
    • Possession of Methamphetamine Precursor
    • Possession of Forged Prescription
    • Prescription Drug Not in Proper Container
    • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (felony & misdemeanor)
    • Also: Seizure of Assets relative to Drug Trafficking
  • Assault & Related Offenses
    • Assault 1st Degree – weapon and serious physical injury
    • Assault 3rd Degree – upon a police officer
    • Assault 4th Degree – misdemeanor and/or family member
    • Menacing
    • Wanton Endangerment
    • Terroristic Threatening
    • Criminal Abuse (1st, 2nd and 3rd Degrees)
    • Stalking
    • Restraining Order Violation
  • Kidnapping and Related Offenses
    • Kidnapping
    • Unlawful Imprisonment
    • Custodial Interference
  • Sexual Offenses
    • Rape (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Degree)
    • Sodomy
    • Sexual Abuse
    • Sexual Misconduct
    • Indecent Exposure
  • Burglary and Related Offenses
    • Burglary
    • Possession of burglar’s tools
    • Criminal Trespass
  • Criminal Damage to Property
    • Criminal Mischief
    • Criminal littering
  • Arson and Related Offenses
  • Theft and Related Offenses
    • Theft/Embezzlement – (aka White Collar Crime)
    • Theft by Unlawful Taking (aka TBUT)
      • Misdemeanor (TBUT < $300)
      • Felony (TBUT > $300)
    • Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle
    • Theft by Deception
    • Receiving Stolen Property
    • Theft of Identity
  • Robbery
    • Robbery 1st Degree – physical injury/deadly weapon
    • Robbery 2nd Degree – physical force
  • Forgery and Related Offenses
    • Forgery
    • Criminal Possession of Forged Instrument
  • Business and Commercial Frauds
  • Obstruction of Public Administration
    • Falsely reporting an incident
    • Tampering with public records
  • Escape and Other Offenses Relating to Custody
    • Escape
    • Promoting contraband
    • Bail Jumping
    • Resisting Arrest
    • Fleeing or Evading Police
  • Hindering Prosecution or Apprehension Perjury and Related Offenses
    • Perjury
    • False Swearing
    • Inconsistent Statements
    • Filing a False Report
  • Riot, Disorderly Conduct and Related Offenses
    • Riot
    • Inciting to Riot
    • Unlawful Assembly
    • Disorderly Conduct
    • Harassment
    • Harassing communication
    • Loitering
    • Public Intoxication
  • Eavesdropping and Related Offenses
    • Eavesdropping
    • Possession of Eavesdropping Device
  • Offenses Relating to Firearms and Weapons
    • Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon
    • Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon
    • Possession of Firearm while in Possession of Illegal Drugs
  • Gambling
  • Prostitution Offenses
  • Family Offenses
    • Nonsupport and Flagrant Nonsuport
    • Endangering Welfare of Minor
    • Unlawful Transaction with a Minor
  • Pornography
  • DUI and Traffic Offenses

Federal Criminal Charges

Michael W. Bouldin has also represented individuals in Federal Courts on charges, including but not limited charges and/or investigations relating to:

  • Assault
  • Bankruptcy
  • Civil Rights
  • Counterfeiting and Forgery
  • Drug Possession and Trafficking
  • Embezzlement
  • Fraud, Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud
  • Harboring Illegal Aliens
  • Kidnapping
  • Perjury
  • Postal Service
  • Obscenity
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations)
  • Tax Evasion
  • Theft
  • Slavery & Involuntary Servitude
  • Wire Interception
  • Conspiracy
  • Seizure of Assets

Another unique factor to Federal cases is the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.  Understanding of these guidelines is essential in advising on how to proceed with a case and whether a plea or trial is in the client’s best interest.