A felony offense in the Commonwealth of Kentucky is any crime that can result in imprisonment of one year or more. There are four levels of felony offenses, A to D. “A” felonies are the most serious. Additionally, there are provisions under Kentucky law allowing the Commonwealth to “enhance” penalties under certain circumstances. For instance, if you can be classified as a Persistent Felony Offender your felony sentence can double. Significant fines and court costs, and in some cases restitution to a victim, can be ordered by the Court. Under certain circumstances the Commonwealth can seize and forfeit your property. Kentucky is also a death penalty state.

In order to find you guilty of a felony offense in Kentucky the Commonwealth must prove each and every element of the offense with which you are charged beyond a reasonable doubt. You are presumed innocent until proven guilty. And you have the right to have experienced counsel represent you.

If you have been charged with a felony in Kentucky Contact our firm. We are experienced criminal defense lawyers who can help defend you against felony charges brought by the Commonwealth.

Common felony offenses include those concerning:

  • Assault
  • Sex Offenses/Rape
  • Homicide
  • Robbery/Burglary
  • Theft/Fraud
  • Kidnapping
  • Obscenity
  • Vandalism/Crimes against the public peace
  • Drug Trafficking/Possession
  • Bribery
  • Conspiracy/Attempt
  • Weapons charges
  • Arson
  • Tampering with evidence


We can help protect your liberty. If you have questions concerning your Kentucky felony charges contact our firm. The attorneys at Roush & Stilz, P.S.C. strive to fight to protect your rights and defend you with the ultimate goal of acquittal or dismissal of your charges.