Covington Criminal Defense Lawyer
Experienced. Aggressive. Covington, Florence, and Newport, Kentucky, Criminal Defense Attorney.
When you are facing a criminal charge, you’ve got two options: You can go to trial or you can make a deal. It is your driver’s license, your reputation, your money or your freedom on the line. The next step is your choice.
I am Shannon D. Sexton, an experienced Northern Kentucky criminal defense attorney and seasoned litigator ready to fight for my clients. As a former state prosecutor in Louisville, Covington and Newport, I handled thousands of criminal cases, from drug possession, drug trafficking and drunk driving, to burglary and robbery, assault, murder, rape and child sex abuse. I know how to build a case for the prosecution, and now as a defense attorney I know how to tear it apart.
You Decide — I Fight
I like trying cases, but while I’m preparing for trial, I’m also working to get my clients the best possible outcome. Depending on the facts of your case, that could be working toward dismissal of charges, establishing the proper charge as a lesser offense than that charged or negotiating a plea.
When you work with me as your defense lawyer, I will explain the challenges and the risks of taking your case to trial or pleading to a criminal charge. I don’t just think about how a criminal conviction will affect you today; I’m also thinking about your future. I’ll explain the possible consequences a plea bargain might have on your future education goals, your career, and how it could influence or escalate penalties on future charges.
I will answer all your questions so that you can make an informed decision as to how you want me to proceed with your defense. I will work hard to get the best possible outcome in your case.
Defense of Felony and Misdemeanor Charges
I defend people against felony and misdemeanor charges in state and federal court, in bench and jury trials, in administrative hearings and in plea negotiations for:
- Drug crimes, from possession to trafficking
- Drunk driving (DUI) and other traffic offenses
- Theft crimes: Robbery, burglary, theft, embezzlement
- Violent crimes: assault, battery, homicide, murder
- Sex crimes, including rape
No case is too small if it will affect your life. I represent many Northern Kentucky University (NKU) students facing charges for drug crimes and alcohol offenses.
You’ve got a choice — choose experience. Contact me for a free consultation.