Criminal Defense

Our criminal defense lawyers believe you deserve fair representation

When you are charged with a crime, the first step you must take is to contact a trustworthy attorney. At the Law Offices of John Schmidt & Associates PLLC, we believe that all people accused of crimes have a right to vigorous and objective legal counsel. We understand the anxiety you feel, but you do have hope — with personalized defense by a qualified criminal lawyer, you can avoid overly harsh penalties, clear your name and enjoy your freedom.

Assertive representation for a variety of criminal defense cases

Criminal charges can have significant consequences, including loss of employment, probation, hefty fines, a suspended driver’s license or jail time. But you can put up a fight. Law enforcement officers must take certain steps to charge you with a crime. If they fail to gather valid warrants, for example, or make improper searches or seizures, we can fight to get your case thrown out of court. A skilled DUI attorney can also examine the circumstances surrounding your traffic stop to determine the validity of the case against you.

Most importantly, you should remember that you have rights. You should not answer any questions without speaking to an experienced lawyer first, but still remain polite and do not resist being detained.

We represent clients in a range of criminal defense cases, including:

  • Misdemeanors
  • Assault and battery
  • Robbery
  • White collar crimes
  • Drug crimes
  • A Shepherdsville criminal attorney can help you avoid unfair punishment

The hefty punishments that come with criminal convictions can severely damage your reputation and, at the very least, cause significant inconvenience for the rest of your life. Our lawyers fight for you to achieve solutions such as:

  • Case invalidation. We fight to get your case thrown out of court by proving that law enforcement officials did not follow the necessary steps to file charges.
  • Case victory. We collect evidence to disprove your guilt or prove your innocence.
  • Minimal punishments. When punishment is unavoidable, we fight to minimize the penalties you face and ensure a more positive future for you.