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Hoffman Walker & Smith is a criminal defense law firm with an office located in Florence, KY.  We serve Boone County and all surrounding counties including Campbell, Kenton, Grant, Gallatin, Carroll, Owen, and Pendleton.  Being arrested and charged with a crime is a frightening and daunting experience.  The resultant consequences may interrupt your whole life.  At Hoffman Walker & Smith, we navigate the legal system for you to mitigate the interruption to your life.

 Initial contact in a criminal matter may not be through an arrest.  You may be contacted by an officer, trooper, or deputy. This contact may be made by telephone, or in the alternative, police may visit your home. If you are not there, a detective may leave their business card with instructions to contact them. In such cases, it is important to immediately contact a criminal defense lawyer as speaking to detectives without representation can lead to misunderstandings.  Individuals may not recognize the legal import of seemingly harmless statements. If law enforcement is planning on making an arrest, immediately exercising your right to counsel could very well be the best decision you ever make.

Hoffman Walker & Smith handles all types of criminal charges in the Newport, Burlington, Florence, Taylor Mill, Fort Thomas,  Fort Mitchell, Independence, Warsaw, Falmouth, and Carrollton including but not limited to the following:

Assault
Breath & Blood Tests
Burglary
Wanton Endangerment
Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument
Forgery
Domestic Violence
Drug Crimes
Drug Trafficking
DUI
Theft by Deception
Theft by Unlawful Taking
Harassment
Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card
Credit Card Crimes
Hit and Run
Fleeing and Evading
Juvenile Crimes
Manslaughter
Misdemeanors
Possession
Robbery
Sex Offender Registration
Shoplifting
Stalking
Vehicular Manslaughter
Violent Crimes
Heroin Crimes
Meth Crimes
Possession Crimes

Having a criminal conviction on your record will have a long-standing negative effect on both you and your family. A person convicted of a felony will face the social stigma of being known as a felon. You may also face the loss of gun ownership rights, professional licenses, difficulty in finding future employment, difficulty in leasing apartments, eviction from public housing, and ineligibility for educational loans.

Minimizing the negative effects and consequences of criminal arrest and charges is the goal of any criminal defense attorney.  You need an attorney with vast experience in the local court system.  At Hoffman Walker and Smith we bring experience as a prosecutor and defense attorney, and we are committed Northern Kentucky Criminal Attorneys.  We stand ready to assist you and offer the personalized attention and accessibility. We will fight for your rights and interests and work diligently to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family.  Contact us now to bring our experience to bear for you.

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