Serving Clients Throughout Kentucky
Being arrested or accused of a crime can be a frightening experience, and a criminal conviction can have serious consequences. In addition to facing potential prison time, severe fines and probation, there may be long-lasting damage to your reputation. This may make it hard to find a job or rent an apartment in the future. If you are facing criminal charges, you need a reliable criminal defense attorney in your corner.
Since 1993, Dickman Law Office has successfully defended clients against criminal charges in Covington and throughout the state of Kentucky. Guided by a principle that anyone accused of a crime is innocent until proven guilty, we are highly regarded for being passionate, aggressive advocates for our clients. Our legal team is well-versed in the applicable criminal statutes and rules of criminal procedure.
We routinely handle a wide range of criminal cases in both the state and federal courts, including, but not limited to:
- Drug Crimes
- Traffic violations
- Domestic violence
- Sex offenses
- Computer crimes
- Juvenile offenses
- Gun charges
- White collar crime
- Criminal appeals
When your freedom is at stake, our tough-minded criminal defense attorneys will vigorously fight to protect your rights.
Criminal Defense Starts with Preparation
Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges in Northern Kentucky or the Greater Cincinnatti area, Dickmam Law Office will work to secure your freedom. If you’ve been arrested, you world may be turned upside down and you may not know where to turn. That’s where we come in. We get to work as soon as you call us by representing you at the arraignment — the initial court appearance at which you are formally charged and bail will be decided.
Our objective is to secure your release so that you can get back to your normal routine. Once that is accomplished, we use our knowledge, skills, and resources to build a successful defense. We will work closely with you so that you understand your rights and know what to expect from the legal system. We believe that it is crucial to have open and honest discussions about your case. You can rest assured that you can speak freely with us, regardless of the charges you are facing.
Criminal Defense Strategies
There are three critical aspects of a successful defense strategy: thorough investigation, preparation, and evidence collection. This starts by obtaining and reviewing the police report to understand the facts of the case. At the same time, a careful examination can reveal potential law enforcement errors. Did the arresting officer fail to recite the Miranda Warnings (”you have the right to remain silent…”)? Did the police obtain evidence without a proper search warrant? Did investigators use harsh interrogation tactics, threats or intimidation to coerce a confession? The answers to these questions will go a long way in determining the outcome of your case.
We will also take a detailed statement from you and identify and interview any witnesses, the alleged victims, and even law enforcement officers. We routinely collaborate with a respected network of investigators and experts to collect and preserve evidence. Together, we will work to evaluate the evidence against you. If necessary, we send our teams out to the alleged crime scene to photograph and document everything pertinent to your case. As a rule, we subpoena all personnel and employment records of law enforcement officers, as well as their investigators, technicians, forensic experts, and others involved in the case. We also use our own experts and investigators to challenge laboratory results and scientific evidence collected by law enforcement.
In addition to conducting pretrial investigations, we prepare and file all of the required legal motions, and will vigorously defend you at trial. We will consider all possible defenses to the charges or present evidence of your innocence. One possible defense is to have an alibi — you were somewhere else at the time the alleged crime was committed. On the other hand, perhaps it was a case of mistaken identity. Did you know that eyewitnesses are notoriously unreliable? Studies have shown that the human mind is not capable of accurately recording and recalling events — misidentification by an eyewitness can lead to an arrest as well as a wrongful conviction. We will be at your side to protect you from such terrible mistakes.
We will vigorously cross-examine the prosecution’s witnesses and also call our own witnesses to refute the charges. Finally, we will develop alternative theories of the crime. Above all, we are committed to either having the charges dismissed, or winning an acquittal at trial. At the same time, you can trust us to be honest with you about your chances of success in court. In some cases, we may recommend seeking a plea deal in exchange for a reduction of the charges and subsequent penalties. In the event of a conviction, we will determine if there are grounds for an appeal and continue to fight for your rights.
Criminal Defense Attorney Serving Covington & the Surrounding Areas
For over 25 years, Dickman Law Office has been successfully defending our clients against all types of criminal charges. Our decades of courtroom experience allow us to wage an aggressive attack against criminal charges and establish and maintain all defenses. We have a proven track record of implementing successful defenses in complex and overwhelming legal battles.
Obviously, the greatest challenge in criminal cases is the frightening prospect of a jail and/or prison sentence. When clients face incarceration, we are prepared to help. We routinely work with prosecutors, judges, jailers, and the courts to minimize any jail time for our clients. We also seek to reduce bonds or modify bond conditions, arrange for work release or furloughs, as well as probation and other alternative sentences. We maintain close contact with our clients at all times through texting, email, and phone calls.
During his many years of practice, Paul Dickman has earned a reputation for being a highly skilled trial attorney. Knowing that being charged with a crime is a serious matter that can have a dramatic impact on your future, he will work tirelessly to protect your rights. While being accused of a crime can also be an emotional and financial burden for you and your loved ones, Dickman Law Office will help lift that burden. Trouble with the law? Better Call Paul.