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Criminal Defense

The criminal defense attorneys at Cole, Loney & Cox, PLLC are committed to providing an effective and aggressive defense for individuals facing criminal charges throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Being charged with a crime is a serious matter, and the criminal justice system can be both overwhelming and intimidating. It is important to have a criminal defense attorney on your side who will help you to understand your rights. In defending criminal prosecutions, our first and foremost goal is to provide you, our client, with effective representation throughout the judicial process.  

When you contact Cole, Loney & Cox, PLLC, our criminal defense lawyers will work quickly and aggressively to prepare your case in order to protect your rights and ensure the best possible outcome in your case. If you are facing criminal charges, the prosecution is already working on your case. It is important that you to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side to ensure that you get the representation that you need and deserve. It is important that you have experienced trial attorneys that will take your case to trial, upon request, and provide you with a solid defense.  

Call us at (270) 843-9212 to speak with an attorney regarding your case. We are available 24 hours a day, and the initial consultation is free of charge.

DUI Defense

If you have been charged with driving under the influence, it is important that you speak with an experienced DUI attorney who will evaluate your case and protect your rights and interests. At Cole, Loney & Pogue, PLLC, we have represented hundreds of individuals who have been charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence in Kentucky. We are committed to aggressively defending you and ensuring the best possible outcome in your case.  

In Kentucky, KRS 189A.010 makes it unlawful for any person over the age of 21 to operate or be in physical control of a vehicle with alcohol concentration of .08 or above. First time DUI offenders in Kentucky face fines and court costs, suspension of driving privileges, and even jail time. Second and third offenses within a five year period result in harsher penalties, including higher fines, a longer license suspension, vehicle forfeiture, and increased jail sentences. A fourth offense in that same period is a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in a state penitentiary.  

The statutes and case law which governs DUI cases in Kentucky is in a state of constant change, and prosecutors work hard and diligently to secure convictions in court. A DUI charge is a serious offense with serious consequences. That is why it is important that you have an experienced and aggressive attorney from Cole, Loney & Pogue, PLLC that will help you navigate the judicial process and see to it that a successful resolution is reached in your case. If you are stopped and accused of DUY by a police officer, you have the right to refuse all field sobriety tests, and the right to refuse to answer any questions without any criminal penalty or consequences. If you believe that you will be over a .08 alcohol level, or if you believe you will have illegal drugs or prescriptions drugs, for which you do not have a prescription, you should tell the police officer you are not willing to take a breath, blood, or urine test without first speaking to an attorney in person. If you refuse a field sobriety test and the drug or alcohol test, the police will have no evidence against you. For refusal of alcohol or drug tests (breath, blood, or urine), you will be subjected to a possible DOT suspension of your license for a term of 120 days for a DUI First Charge. A 120 day DOT suspension of your license isa much better consequence than a DUI First Conviction. CALL TODAY for a free consultation!

Drugs & Marijuana

Offenses involving controlled substances, such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, LSD, and marijuana are serious charges, which may carry severe penalties depending on the type and quantity of drugs. These offenses may be classified as either misdemeanors or felonies. It is critically important to have an attorney on your side that will protect your rights and aggressively defend you against these types of charges.  

At Cole, Loney & Pogue, PLLC, we carefully evaluate the facts and circumstances of your case to ensure that you are afforded every benefit of the law that you deserve. We work hard to resolve cases in our clients’ favor and, when necessary, to negotiate favorable plea bargain agreements. CALL TODAY to discuss your case.

Assault & Domestic Violence

Pursuant to KRS Chapter 508, assault charges in Kentucky can range from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class B felony. Assault is a violent crime and can bring serious consequences. Often times individuals face assault charges following alleged incidents of domestic violence among family members. Convictions for assault can result in fines, jail time, and probation, in addition to other penalties. These penalties vary depending on the specific offense and other factors, including the defendant’s criminal history.  

In assault and domestic violence cases, as with any other, it is imperative that you have an attorney on your side that will carefully analyze your case and identify any possible defenses, such as self defense or the defense of another. At Cole, Loney & Pogue, PLLC, our criminal defense attorneys are willing to fight for you. We will meet with you to discuss the specific facts and circumstances of your case and will help you through the legal process. We are committed to providing sound advice and aggressive representation in cases involving assault charges. CALL US TODAY.

Theft Offenses

At Cole, Loney & Pogue, PLLC, our criminal defense attorneys vigorously defend our clients against a wide range of theft offenses, including shoplifting, robbery, bad checks, and credit card fraud. Theft charges can take a large toll on the individual charged, including the loss of employment and difficulty finding future employment. In addition, theft charges can result in stiff penalties, including jail time.  

Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, some individuals facing theft charges choose not to contact an attorney. However, it is crucial that you seek aggressive legal representation. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys will meet with you to listen to and carefully analyze the facts of your case in order to identify any possible defenses. In some cases, our attorneys can work to negotiate lesser charges and reduced penalties. In addition, it is sometimes possible to negotiate for a first time offender to enter a diversion program, which ultimately results in the charge being dismissed. Don’t go it alone; let us fight for you. CALL TODAY for a free consultation.


In Kentucky, certain criminal offenses, after a certain amount of time, may be expunged from your criminal record.  

Under KRS 431.076, criminal records for individuals who have been found not guilty or against whom charges have been dismissed without prejudice can petition the court for an expungement of all records not sooner than 60 days following the acquittal or order of dismissal.  

Under KRS 431.078, a person who has been convicted of a violation or misdemeanor, may petition the court for an expungement of all records not sooner than 5 years after completion of the person’s sentence or 5 years after successful completion of the person’s probation, whichever is later.  

Once a petition for expungement is granted by the court, all records pertaining to the arrest, charge, and any related matters are permanently sealed. In effect, an expungement erases the charge from a person’s record. Often times people seek an expungement for reasons related to work or schools. If you have a charge that you believe may be eligible for expungement, CALL US TODAY for a FREE CONSULTATION.