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

It has been a pleasure working with Matthew Smith on several estate planning/trust matters over the course of the past two years.  Matthew is very knowledgeable and diligent in representing his clients.

—Michael Ruberg

After knowing Jeff (Blankenship) for many years and overpaying for legal services to gain custody of my kids, I finally gave Jeff a try.  Jeff was able to save me money and complete the task of gaining custody of my kids.  Now, years later, he is always attentive to my calls and treats me like a friend instead of just a client.  Highly recommend, and my only regret was not hiring him earlier.

—Client Review

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

Thank you for the excellent preparation work by Jessica (Wehrman) and the efficient closing process with you, Catherine (Stavros).

—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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