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Trusted Criminal Defense Attorney in Morgantown, Kentucky

John Caudill Attorney at Law knows that while Morgantown expands just over three-square miles and is home to just under 2,500 people, that does not mean its residents are not charged with crimes the same way others in larger Kentucky cities would be.

Our Butler County criminal defense attorney believes that no matter where you live or work in The Bluegrass State, you deserve direct access to skilled legal representation that will allow you to face your charges confidently.

You have rights and are entitled to an aggressive defense strategy customized to meet your needs. Your case is important — to you, and us. Let’s get started.

Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney in Morgantown, Kentucky

Criminal Defense

Our criminal defense lawyer, John Caudill, is the only former Federal Prosecutor in Western and South-Central Kentucky.

Over the past 30 years, John has prosecuted and defended hundreds of people and companies during complex state and federal criminal cases requiring a precise legal strategy — from preparation to trial — to pursue and secure real results for our clients.

Our Morgantown criminal defense attorney has extensive trial experience in federal and Kentucky state courts in the following practice areas:

John Caudill Attorney at Law believes your criminal charges do not have to define your future. Our Morgantown criminal defense law firm will provide the legal skills, experience, and resources you need to face your misdemeanor, felony, or federal charges with confidence.

Can I Be Charged for a Crime Someone Else Committed Just for Being There When It Happened?

In Kentucky, this legal concept is often identified as Complicity and Facilitation.

The law states a person is guilty of an offense committed by another person when, with the intention of promoting or facilitating the commission of the offense, they:

  • Solicits, commands, or engages in a conspiracy with such other person to commit the offense; or
  • Aids, counsels, or attempts to aid such person in planning or committing the offense; or
  • Having a legal duty to prevent the commission of the offense fails to make a proper effort to do so.

The law states a person is guilty of criminal facilitation when acting with knowledge that another person is committing or intends to commit a crime, engages in conduct that knowingly provides such person with means or opportunity for the commission of the crime, and which aids such person to commit the crime.

These concepts often result in everyone in groups of people being charged for the same alleged criminal conduct.

Do I Have to Consent to a Law Enforcement Request to Search My Person or Property in Kentucky?

The simple answer is no. If law enforcement does not give you a warrant to search your property, you do not have to consent.

If Kentucky law enforcement asks for your permission or consent to search your person, vehicle, house, or any other property, you should respectfully decline to consent.

Remember that you do not have the right to physically stop the officers from searching, even if you think they violate your rights. Physical contact with a police officer will only result in additional criminal charges.

Our trusted Morgantown criminal defense attorney, John Caudill, has spent over 30 years protecting the rights of individuals throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky — including those who have had their property searched unlawfully. We can help you understand your rights and how the evidence obtained during an unlawful search can be excluded from your case.

Let us help you pursue the best outcome, just as we have for hundreds of clients before you.

Contact Our Dedicated Criminal Defense Lawyer in Morgantown, Kentucky Today

John Caudill Attorney at Law offers aggressive defense strategies and trusted legal representation to individuals throughout the Morgantown area and surrounding communities, including Owensboro, Edmonton, Paducah, Franklin, Scottsville, and Hartford. Our law firm has a stellar reputation for pressing the prosecution to prove our clients are guilty by forcing them to prepare for a trial. This means potential plea bargains or negotiations we know are not in our client’s best interests do not sway us.

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime in Kentucky, contact our trusted criminal defense attorney in Butler County today by calling (270) 925-0447 or online.

We are here to fight for your rights and your freedom. Let’s get started.

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