What To Do If You Are Arrested in Louisville
Know Your Rights
Not knowing your rights can cause you to make uninformed decisions that may harm you in the future. Unfortunately, most citizens don’t know their criminal rights when arrested and frequently jeopardize their own cases. Secure the help of an experienced trial lawyer who can help you understand what your rights are and how to protect them. Since 1986, Louisville defense attorney William Butler has been fighting for the rights of the accused.
If you face a criminal charge, call William M. Butler Jr. at (502) 237-0871, to talk to a defense lawyer who is ready to fight for you, or contact him via email or text to schedule your initial confidential consultation. For over 35 years, he has successfully defended thousands of clients and has compiled an impressive record of positive results, he can help you too. For more information, please see his Case Results and Testimonials.
What are my legal rights?
You have a constitutional right to refuse a police request to search you, your home, your car, your luggage or other possessions unless the police have a search warrant. Often, people agree to these searches because they don’t know that they can decline. If the police do not have a search warrant, you have a right to say “no”. Be aware that the police are looking for evidence against you, not for you.
One of your Miranda rights is a constitutional right to refuse to answer police questions. Remember, anything you say can and will be used against you. For your own protection, you should always consult with a criminal defense lawyer before answering questions.
Anything you say to an undercover police officer or confidential informant can be used against you. These individuals are legally allowed to lie about their identity. This type of deception has been allowed by the Supreme Court.
Statements made to your lawyer in the presence of third parties are not protected by the attorney/client privilege. Thus, do not make confidential communications to your lawyer in the presence of third parties. With a third party present, they will not be protected.
Even though a grand jury is able to compel your appearance, in accordance with the Fifth Amendment, it may not have the right to compel your testimony. If you are served with a subpoena, you should seek advice from a criminal defense attorney.
Secure Legal Counsel
Be proactive, contact William Butler to learn more about protecting your constitutional rights. He is a Defense Attorney, with 35 years experience defending people just like you.
For immediate assistance, please call him at (502) 237-0871 or contact William Butler via email or text for your initial confidential consultation. For more information, please see his Case Results and Testimonials.
DISCLAIMER: This site and any information contained herein are intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Seek competent legal counsel for advice on any legal matter.
Excellent lawyer; got my money's worth. Very cooperative, kind, and polite. Knew exactly what I wanted and knew how to handle it. Will do absolutely anything he can on his part to help you.- Ally J.
Mr. Butler is my lifesaver! He really saved my life by resolving my case for me. He is a true professional and really experienced... Mr. Butler is the real deal.- Szuching W.
Mr. Butler is a man of his word. I can call him and within 24 hours Bill will call me back. I will never be in trouble again, but if I was, the first person I would call would be Mr. Butler.- David C.
William Butler is definitely a great lawyer. He actually cares about his clients. I’m a very happy client.- Keisha B.
Bill Butler was referred by a trusted family member. He was all they claimed and then some. EXCEPTIONAL lawyer!!- Stacey M.
He is amazing; the best attorney I ever met. He is a brilliant Criminal Defense Lawyer...In person, he is so kind but in court, he is a shark!- Dayany W.
William Butler Jr. is awesome. He always answered my questions and never promised or said something if he wasn't sure that it was going to happen.- Lorena H.
Mr. Butler was very kind and knowledgeable. He also went above and beyond what I expected him to do. I do recommend his services to anyone who would need them.- Nancy B.
- With over 35 years of experience defending clients
- Who is confident and proficient in trial
- Who speaks your language and the language of prosecutors
"He Keeps His Promises"
- Mr. Butler is honest, responsive and will not make promises he cannot keep. He provided excellent legal representation for my family member.- Former Client