Criminal Law

Facing criminal charges has the potential to derail your life. One of the most critical steps on your long road through the legal system is choosing the best attorney to represent you. The highly skilled and passionate defense attorneys of Ziegler & Schneider are equipped to protect you and your rights in both felony and misdemeanor criminal matters.

With over 30 years of experience, our attorneys are prepared to tackle bench trials, jury trials, and appeals at all levels in the state and federal courts of both Kentucky and Ohio.

Adding to Ziegler & Schneider’s ability to effectively evaluate and defend your criminal case is attorney Steve Martin’s six years of experience as a prosecutor. He possesses and unparalleled ability to provide his clients with the best possible defense by predicting and expertly adjusting to the prosecution’s methods.

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Our Criminal Law Attorneys can assist you with

  • Homicide
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Theft
  • Assault
  • Drug Offenses
  • Domestic Violence
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Theft
  • Assault
  • Trespassing
  • Motor Vehicle Violations
  • Harassment
  • Drug Offenses
  • DUI

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What Our Clients Say

I’ve had the pleasure of working on a case with Matt for the last year.  He is as professional as they come, very bright, and very deliberate in his words and actions.  You can count on him to provide sound, well-reasoned advice.  He has a cool, calm, relaxed temperament as well.  He is a highly respected and highly skilled advocate.  

—Justin Sanders

I just wanted to say how much I appreciated all the hard work Matt Smith and his associates did on my behalf.  The compassion everyone showed was amazing and comforting!  I will highly recommend Ziegler & Schneider to all my family and friends.  Thanks again!

—Mary Garcia

Matt Smith and the team Z&S Law have been tremendous in helping my business and family thru a 2-year transition phase, their response time has been impeccable!  I would highly recommend Matt Smith and his team at Z&S for all business and personal legal needs.

—Brian Bush

Jeff (Blankenship) and his team are amazing!  From the moment they became involved in my son’s case, all I had to worry about was getting him the treatment he needed.  Every step was explained, and every problem was handled.  They made us feel more like family than a case or number.

—Client Review

Resources

Jeff Blankenship speaks with Fox 19 Now about lawsuit against City of Newport and Newport Fire and Rescue

On February 1, 2023, a lawsuit was filed against the City of Newport and Newport Fire and Rescue claiming a woman was given the wrong medication by first responders causing her to suffer a heart...

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Jeff Blankenship Speaks with Fox 19 Now

On December 15, 2022, Fox 19 Now spoke with our own Jeff Blankenship about a wrongful death lawsuit will be filed against an assistant living facility in Independence claiming its failure to...

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Fox 19 Interview with Attorney Jeff Blankenship

On September 29, 2022, Fox 19 aired an interview with our very own Jeff Blankenship regarding a juvenile court matter in Hamilton County.  Please View Here.  

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