CRIMINAL LAW

Rauf & Smith is a criminal defense law firm with an office located in Covington, KY. We serve Kenton County and all surrounding counties including Campbell, Boone, Grant, Gallatin, Carroll, Owen, and Pendleton. Being arrested and charged with a crime is a frightening and daunting experience. The resultant consequences may interrupt your whole life. At Rauf & Smith, we navigate the legal system for you to mitigate the interruption to your life.
Initial contact in a criminal matter may not be through an arrest. You may be contacted by an officer, trooper, or deputy. This contact may be made by telephone, or in the alternative, police may visit your home. If you are not there, a detective may leave their business card with instructions to contact them. In such cases, it is important to immediately contact a criminal defense lawyer as speaking to detectives without representation can lead to misunderstandings. Individuals may not recognize the legal import of seemingly harmless statements. If law enforcement is planning on making an arrest, immediately exercising your right to counsel could very well be the best decision you ever make.

Rauf & Smith handles all types of criminal charges in the Newport, Burlington, Florence, Taylor Mill, Fort Thomas, Fort Mitchell, Independence, Warsaw, Falmouth, and Carrollton including but not limited to the following:

  • Assault
  • Breath & Blood Tests
  • Burglary
  • Wanton Endangerment
  • Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument
  • Forgery
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Crimes
  • Drug Trafficking
  • DUI
  • Theft by Deception
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking
  • Harassment
  • Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card
  • Credit Card Crimes
  • Hit and Run
  • Fleeing and Evading
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Manslaughter
  • Misdemeanors
  • Possession
  • Heroin Crimes
  • Robbery
  • Sex Offender Registration
  • Shoplifting
  • Stalking
  • Vehicular Manslaughter
  • Violent Crimes
  • Having a criminal conviction on your record will have a long-standing negative effect on both you and your family. A person convicted of a felony will face the social stigma of being known as a felon. You may also face the loss of gun ownership rights, professional licenses, difficulty in finding future employment, difficulty in leasing apartments, eviction from public housing, and ineligibility for educational loans.

    Minimizing the negative effects and consequences of criminal arrest and charges is the goal of any criminal defense attorney. At Rauf and Smith we are competent and committed Northern Kentucky Criminal Attorneys. We stand ready to assist you and offer the personalized attention and accessibility. We will fight for your rights and interests and work diligently to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family.