Criminal Defense Attorney for Northern Kentucky & Southwestern Ohio

Located in Wilder, Kentucky, Selby Law aggressively defends clients in Northern Kentucky and Southwestern Ohio against all misdemeanor and felony charges in state and federal courts. No matter what the charges are, you can count on attorney Elizabeth Selby to protect your rights vigorously, represent you forcefully, and fight for you at every stage of the process.

Through her work as a local criminal defense attorney for over 15 years, Attorney Selby is known by her clients and in the legal community as a zealous and compassionate defender whose trial skills, investigative abilities, and plea negotiation acuity ensure exceptional quality representation for her clients. You can talk with Attorney Selby about your case in a free initial consultation.

A Skillful Defense Attorney Makes All the Difference

If you are under investigation or face charges for criminal offenses, you need to do everything you possibly can to protect your rights and provide the strongest possible defense. Retaining an experienced attorney as soon as you become aware of an investigation or charges is essential.

Attorney Elizabeth Selby takes steps to safeguard your rights from the very beginning of representation. Then she develops and pursues a defense strategy based on the facts of your case and the laws that apply.

With her substantial experience exclusively in criminal defense, Attorney Selby has the essential broad-based skills, knowledge, and approach to represent clients in any type of criminal matter in the investigation stages or after charges are filed. Since she has extensive criminal trial experience, she does not hesitate to go to trial when appropriate.

In some cases, going to trial is not the best strategy to pursue. But even if a case does not go to trial, Attorney Selby’s litigation background is a significant advantage in defending against criminal charges. Prosecutors know that she will litigate a case if necessary, which gives her strong leverage in discussing and negotiating a case.

The best defense strategy for a criminal case depends significantly on the facts of the case and the specific laws that apply. Attorney Selby excels at investigating the facts and evidence to build a strong defense. She also has substantial experience arguing the facts and evidence, as well as the law, in court and when negotiating with prosecutors for dismissal or a plea agreement favorable to her client.

One of Elizabeth Selby’s great strengths is the ability to assess a situation and determine whether being aggressive at every stage is the best approach or whether persuasion is better achieved through civility and quiet strength. In every case, she fights vigorously for justice for the client every step of the way.

Defending Against Criminal Charges

Many strategies exist for defending against criminal charges. Determining the right strategy is one of your attorney’s most important responsibilities. Thoroughly assessing the facts and law is the only way to develop a strong defense.

Depending on the circumstances in an individual case, available defenses may include:

  • Insufficient facts to satisfy the statutory elements of the offense, including lack of intent
  • Improper police conduct in investigation and arrest, including entrapment
  • Inadequate evidence for the prosecutor to prove the case beyond reasonable doubt
  • Justification or self-defense
  • Mental incapacity

All of these defenses depend heavily on your attorney’s skill in investigating the facts and law that applies to your case. Attorney Selby’s proven ability to investigate a case, analyze the law, and present a defense to the prosecutor or court are a significant benefit for anyone charged with a criminal offense.

Misdemeanor and Felony Criminal Offenses in Northern Kentucky

Selby Law assists Northern Kentucky clients in all types of criminal matters. Attorney Selby handles all misdemeanor and felony charges in Kentucky state and federal courts, including:

  • Drug offenses, including possession, distribution, manufacturing, and trafficking
  • Drunk driving and drugged driving / DUI
  • Murder, manslaughter, and reckless homicide
  • Assault and the related offenses of menacing, wanton endangerment, terroristic threatening, criminal abuse, stalking
  • Sexual offenses, including rape, sodomy sexual abuse, pornography, sexual misconduct, and indecent exposure
  • Kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment, custodial interference, and criminal coercion
  • All theft offenses, including receiving stolen property
  • Burglary and criminal trespass
  • Robbery
  • Criminal mischief
  • Criminal attempt, solicitation, conspiracy, solicitation, and facilitation
  • Family offenses, including nonsupport and endangering welfare
  • Forgery
  • Firearms and weapons charges
  • Riot, disorderly conduct, harassment, loitering, public intoxication, vandalism, and cruelty to animals
  • Business and commercial fraud offenses
  • Arson
  • Misdemeanor traffic offenses, including leaving the scene of an accident
  • Parole and probation violations

The above list is not all-inclusive. In addition, some cases may involve violation of specific local ordinances.

Regardless of what criminal charges you face in Northern Kentucky, attorney Elizabeth Selby stands ready to provide you with exceptional representation and a strong defense. She also represents youthful offenders charged under Kentucky juvenile law and facing prosecution in the state juvenile justice system.

Criminal Offenses in Southwestern Ohio

Criminal offenses under Ohio law are similar to those in Kentucky, although the names of offenses and the definitions differ. Local ordinances vary as well. Selby Law represents Southwestern Ohio clients in all types of criminal cases, including drunk driving and drugged driving / OVI offenses and drug charges.

Schedule a Free Consultation with an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney for Charges in Northern Kentucky or Southwestern Ohio

Attorney Elizabeth Selby provides vigorous representation and an aggressive defense for clients facing criminal charges in Northern Kentucky or in Southwestern Ohio. She also provides assistance to clients with appeals, post-conviction matters, and expungement.

Selby Law is located in Wilder, Kentucky, and serves clients in Boone County, Kenton County, Campbell County, Hamilton County, Clermont County, and surrounding areas. Your initial consultation is free of charge. To schedule a consultation, call 859.360.2577 or use the online contact form.

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