Criminal Defense Attorney

When you are facing criminal charges, it can feel like the system is against you. Police and prosecutors are out to get a conviction, and your rights are just in the way. We know how important it is for the system to be fair. We believe every person has a right to a defense, no matter what the charges, or their history with the courts. We want to give you real advice, help you build that defense, and advocate for your best outcome -- whether that’s a plea agreement or fighting for a not-guilty verdict.

Former Prosecutor Fighting for Your Rights Today

With almost three years’ experience as a prosecuting attorney, and more as a criminal defense attorney, Noel Caldwell has seen a lot. We handle everything from simple assault misdemeanors, traffic matters, and driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence (DWI / DUI) charges to life-changing vehicular homicide, murder and sexual abuse crimes.

When you sit down with a criminal defense attorney, it can feel like your life is about to change. The decisions you make in the days after you are charged can affect your life and livelihood for years to come. Noel’s experience on the other side of criminal cases means that we know what is coming. We can anticipate what the prosecutor will do in your case. It’s our goal to help you understand the process, any defenses you may have, and the potential consequences you could face -- in the courtroom, and in your community.

Empathetic Advocacy for State and Federal Drug Charges

Drug charges can get out of hand quickly. Some state drug charges like trafficking less than 8 ounces of marijuana are simple misdemeanors. Others, like possession of cocaine and heroin, are life-changing felonies. If you struggle with substance addiction, you could face repeat charges with rising penalties. When there are weapons involved or narcotics have moved across state lines, what starts as a state issue can quickly turn into federal drug charges.

Noel Caldwell has been handling state and federal drug charges for years. He has seen how police investigations and reporting can cause simple possession charges to escalate into something bigger. And he knows how to defend against trumped up charges. He also understands how addiction can make it difficult for users to avoid returning to the courthouse. When you come to us with a drug charge, you know we will be straight with you. We will review your drug charges, and your criminal history, to give you a frank assessment of your case, and develop your strongest defense.

Insightful Defense to White-Collar Crimes

Not every crime is as straight-forward as an assault or a hit-and-run. Sometimes, especially in federal white-collar crimes, you need a criminal lawyer with the sophistication to follow complicated fraud allegations and embezzlement schemes. The best defenses to these kinds of crimes often come from unravelling the assumptions the prosecution is based on to demonstrate reasonable doubt to the jury.

At Noel Caldwell, Attorney at Law, PLLC, we have the business savvy to match even the most complicated prosecution theory. Noel spent four years developing the Kentucky Secretary of State’s business one-stop portal. Because we understand the systems behind business, banking, and government, we can help you develop a strong defense to charges of:

  • Embezzlement
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Voter Fraud
  • Bank Fraud

Responsive Representation for Your Kentucky Criminal Case

When your life and livelihood are on the line, you need to know your case isn’t just one in the pile. We make it a point to be responsive to every client. We are available to talk to you if you have questions about your case, need advice about a plea offer or bond order, or just need to know when your next court hearing is. We know that even a misdemeanor charge can be overwhelming. Whether this is your first time in court, or you are facing charges as a habitual offender, we will be there with you. We will help you stay focused on the next step, so that you get through the process and reach the best outcome for your case.

Whether you are facing a misdemeanor charge in your local state court or federal felony charges, every day counts. Developing your best defense starts as soon as the case is filed. Don’t wait to find out if you can handle the charges yourself or with the help of an overworked public defender. Contact criminal defense attorney Noel Caldwell in Lexington, Kentucky to get an honest assessment of your criminal case today.