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As described elsewhere in this website, we have been very fortunate to represent countless people in virtually every kind of criminal offense. These cases include everything between a simple speeding ticket up to and including representation of individuals facing the death penalty as a result of their charges. We have effectively and aggressively represented all of our clients and have enjoyed great success in obtaining positive results. We also have represented numerous people involved in high profile cases which have resulted in significant coverage by the media. Please take the time to review and read many of those cases found below.

DNA evidence clears Louisville man of murder charges

August 15, 2012 – By Gene Kang –

LOUISVILLE, Ky (WHAS11) — A Louisville man who faced the death penalty is free tonight. That’s after prosecutors dropped a murder charge against him.

It was DNA evidence that ultimately cleared him but not before he spent several years behind bars.

The Hall of Justice is where Carlos Lagantta claimed his freedom in more ways than one.

Read more… [DNA evidence clears Louisville man of murder charges]

Murder, robbery charges dropped against man who sat in jail for nearly five years awaiting trial

August 15, 2012 – By Jason Riley – The Courier-Journal

After spending nearly five years waiting for his trial in the slaying of a woman in August 2007, Carlos Lagantta walked out of Jefferson Circuit Court a free man Wednesday after prosecutors reluctantly dropped murder and robbery charges against him.

“I can’t even explain it,” Lagantta said of his feelings. “I’m ready to get my life back.”

Read more… [Murder, robbery charges dropped against man who sat in jail for nearly five years awaiting trial]

Bus shooting suspect enters not-guilty plea

August 14, 2012 – By Jason Riley – The Courier-Journal

One of two men accused in the July 23 shooting death of a 17-year-old on a TARC bus has pleaded not guilty in Jefferson Circuit Court.

Jeffrey Kingdon, 22, was caught last week in Indianapolis. He and Martin Keehn Jr., 20, were indicted on charges of complicity to murder, complicity to first-degree wanton endangerment and complicity to first-degree tampering with physical evidence.

Read more… [Bus shooting suspect enters not-guilty plea]

Murder cases dropped against two defendants

July 30, 2011 – By Jason Riley – The Courier-Journal

A Jefferson Circuit Court judge dismissed murder cases against two men on Friday after a key witness wavered about whether the two defendants were responsible.

Wilbur Mucker and Keath Tyson were charged with murder, burglary, robbery and tampering with physical evidence in the April 25, 2009, shooting death of Gerald Garner, 28.

Read more… [Murder cases dropped against two defendants]

Ex-official, mother reject plea deals

February 2, 2011 – By Dan Klepal – The Courier-Journal

Plea agreements have been offered to former Louisville Metro Housing Director Kimberly Bunton and her mother, Vickie Smallwood, which would likely allow both women to avoid jail time in the felony theft cases against them.

The women, however, have rejected the offers.

Read more… [Ex-official, mother reject plea deals]

Detective, police chief sued over alleged wrongful arrests

February 19, 2010 – By Jason Riley – The Courier-Journal

Two people who claim they were wrongfully arrested by Louisville Metro Police Detective Crystal Marlowe have filed a lawsuit against her, accusing the detective of lying in court and coercing false identifications from witnesses.

The lawsuit, which also names Chief Robert White, was filed Friday in Jefferson Circuit Court, alleging Marlowe acted intentionally and with reckless disregard when she arrested and jailed Tiffany Washington and Rodshaud White in robbery cases.

Read more… [Detective, police chief sued over alleged wrongful arrests]

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