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Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense Attorney Covington KY

The attorneys at Summe & Summe are prepared to stand up and fight for you in any criminal case in Kentucky or Ohio. Criminal charges can affect your life in many different ways. Criminal law can be difficult to understand due to the many complexities of the justice system.
The attorneys at Summe & Summe are experienced navigating the criminal justice system. We will thoroughly investigate your case, explain the law and help you to understand the penalties you are facing. We have the experience and knowledge to navigate the criminal justice system and get you the best possible outcome for your case. We are dedicated to protecting your constitutional rights and will be tireless advocates for your freedom.
It is our goal to make certain that you are not blind-sided by the process and to explain your options in great detail so that you can make the right decision for you. Often times criminal cases must be decided by a jury if an acceptable resolution cannot be met. The attorneys at Summe & Summe have the experience necessary to take your case to trial. If you have been accused of a crime, then call us immediately. All initial consolations are free.
We are prepared to handle any type of criminal charges, including:

  • DUI
  • Assault
  • Burglary
  • Theft
  • Homicide / Murder
  • Possession of controlled substances
  • Trafficking
  • Expungement
  • Sex offenses
  • Robbery

    If you are pulled over for drunk driving, call Summe & Summe as soon as possible to make sure that your rights are protected and help you get the best possible outcome to your case from the very beginning. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a very complex, yet common criminal matter and could result in losing your driver’s license, fines or even jail time. Even if you have never had a DUI charge, you could be looking at jail. If there is an aggravating circumstance involved, the minimum time of incarceration could be even longer. Common aggravating circumstances are speeding, traveling in the wrong direction, refusing a breathalyzer, causing an accident resulting in death or serious injury, extremely high alcohol content, and driving with a minor under the age of 12.
    We have extensive experience and success defending DUI charges. Your freedom could be on the line and there is nothing more important than protecting your rights and liberties. The attorneys at Summe & Summe, PSC offer free consultations to anyone facing misdemeanor or felony DUI charges in Kentucky and Ohio.

  2. Theft/Burglary/Robbery


    When facing a theft charge, you should be able to completely understand the charges against you. There are a number of different types of theft charges including theft by deception, theft by unlawful taking, identity theft, burglary, and robbery. It is crucial that you understand all of the components of the crime you are charged with as well as what penalty you could be facing and the reasons why.


    Robbery is defined by statute by stating that in the course of committing a theft, a person uses or threatens to use physical force on the other person to commit the theft and causes injury to any person who is not a participant or has a deadly weapon. A robbery is charged against you as a felony. There are many consequences of being charged with a felony and the lawyers at Summe & Summe have an educated understanding of what is necessary to protect your rights. Felonies are treated more sternly by prosecutors and judges.


    A charge of burglary has many facets. A person can be charged with anything from a burglary in the first degree to possession of burglar’s tools. Each charge having its own range of punishments.

    Burglary in the third degree occurs when a person knowingly enters a building unlawfully with the purpose of committing a crime. A more serious offense, burglary in the first degree occurs when a person has the intent to commit a crime and knowingly enters a building unlawfully, is armed with a deadly weapon or causes physical injury to a person. Burglaries in Kentucky are considered felonies and will be prosecuted more harshly.

    Even if you have not committed a burglary, you may still be charged with a similar crime if you have an assortment of tools or instruments that are commonly used to commit a burglary and an officer feels that there is probable cause that you are planning to use these tools to commit a burglary. Unlike burglary, this charge is a misdemeanor and the penalty will be less harsh than if a burglary.

    Every case is unique and the attorneys at Summe & Summe make it a priority to explain the evidence against you and will work hard to formulate the best defense possible using a thorough knowledge of the law and years of experience.


    Being accused of a sex crime is damaging to your life on many levels. Regardless if you are convicted of the crime, your reputation will be harmed throughout your social circles. Being accused of a sex crime could even cost you job opportunities and personal relationships. If you are charged with and convicted of such a crime, you may even have a hard time finding a place to live due to the stringent sex offender registration requirements.
    Your freedom and your life depend on finding the perfect attorney to help you in building your case to avoid a conviction, tarnished reputation, and/or jail time for sexual offenses. At Summe and Summe, we have a great deal of experience defending these types of offenses. If you have been accused of or charged with rape, child pornography, sexual harassment, prostitution, indecent exposure, failure to register as a sex offender, among other charges, we can help you to develop a defense most favorable to you and fight for your freedom and your good name.
    Sex offenses cases require a certain kind of attention due to the delicate nature of the charge as well as the importance of keeping your good name clean. We have experience in these matters and can assure you that we will use the utmost deference when piecing together a strategy to make sure that your freedom and rights remain intact.


    We are experienced in defendant drug trafficking cases. Often times people who are only using drugs are charged with trafficking. If you have been charged with trafficking of a controlled substance, then contact Summe & Summe today to go to work defending your rights.

    Possession of a controlled substance isn’t always a crime as it is legal to possess and use a controlled substance when it is under the supervision of a doctor. Possession and use are illegal when there is no supervision of a doctor. If you are charged with Possession of Controlled Substances, you may be subject to fines, incarceration, diversion, probation, and rehabilitation. There is a broad range of penalties, subject to the drug involved and criminal history.

    We are experienced in defending drug charges, and knowledgeable about how the courts view and handle defendants who are charged with crimes that stem from drug addiction. Please visit for a wealth of information and resources for confronting addiction.

    Contact us for a free consultation and let us build your case and help protect your freedom and reputation.


    The attorneys at Summe & Summe have extensive experience defending assault and homicide charges.

    If you are charged with Assault or Battery then contact the attorneys at Summe & Summe, PSC. These crimes are normally charged simultaneously and generally include types of harassment, abuse or injury. The Attorneys at Summe & Summe, PSC will work to formulate a defense case for you!

    Whether you are being charged with Murder, Homicide or Manslaughter, these charges are all life-altering, stressful and frightening. There are different degrees and types of each of these charges. You may be charged with Involuntary or Voluntary Manslaughter. If you are found guilty of Murder or Homicide you could potentially spend the rest of your life in prison. When an individual is facing such charges it is imperative to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney who has handled these case before. We will build the best defense case possible by applying thorough legal analysis and years of experience.

    A common defense to these types of charges is self-defense. Self Defense allows people to defend themselves with “reasonable” force, when they feel threatened by others and avoid criminal liability for their use of force. However, the amount of “reasonable” force depends on the circumstances. Individuals may still be charged with a crime if it is deemed that the individual used more force than necessary. We are sensitive to this defense, and will work hard to find and preserve the evidence in support of your self-defense claim.


    Expungement laws can be difficult to navigate in Kentucky and Ohio. If you have been charged with a crime and think that your case may be expungable, then contact the attorneys at Summe & Summe today. We would be glad to help you.
    Criminal records can be a great hindrance to your future and employment. Let us evaluate your record to see if your charges are expungable. In Kentucky, many class D Felonies are not eligible for expungement as well. If you are considering cleaning up your criminal record, give us a call. We know what to do!
    Please visit to find a wealth of information about crimes that are expungable.


    The attorneys at Summe & Summe are happy to handle all criminal cases, including traffic violations. If you have been charged with a traffic violation, give us a call. We can discuss with your potential options of defending your case, protecting your license, and help keep your insurance premiums from going up.

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