Criminal Law

Federal Offenses

If you are charged with a federal crime rather than a state crime, you need an attorney who can represent you in this very different criminal justice system. Federal crimes are more common than most media would have you believe. An attorney who is licensed and experienced in federal courts is both helpful and necessary for your case.

The lawyers at Coy, Gilbert, Shepherd & Wilson represent clients charged with a wide array of federal crimes. We have aggressively and professionally defended against federal charges all over Kentucky including charges of:

Drug trafficking

Weapons violations

Money laundering

Public corruption

Other federal charges

If you face charges like these it is very important that you don’t wait to seek legal representation as soon as possible as every part of the investigation process can be important to your case. Contact Jerry Gilbert or Jason Wilson at Coy, Gilbert, Shepherd & Wilson today.

Misdemeanor and Felony Offenses

If you’ve been charged with a state crime, the result can vary depending on a number of factors. Misdemeanors are considered less serious crimes while felonies are considered more serious. This means that, in general, the punishments for misdemeanors are less severe than those for felonies. Many more variables come into play, from the type of charge to your level of cooperation with the court. One of the most important factors in securing the most favorable possible outcome for yourself is how quickly you can acquire skilled and experienced legal representation.

We at Coy, Gilbert, Shepherd & Wilson have represented many clients whose state charges have included:


Drug possession

Drug trafficking







Domestic violence

Traffic offenses


Other state charges

Every case has proven unique and we are prepared to diligently research your individual situation in order to exonerate you or minimize the impact of your charges ideally through expungement or the diversion of your charges away from the criminal justice system.

Don’t wait to seek legal representation. Every part of the investigative process can be important to your case, do it is important to consult an experienced attorney immediately. Contact our office at (859) 623-3877.

Coy, Gilbert, Shepherd & Wilson. Legal experience you can trust!