Louisville Criminal Defense Lawyer

Not Your Typical Criminal Defense Lawyer

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When it comes to a criminal defense lawyer, preparation is the key to success. The only type of representation we provide is a comprehensive and complete preparation of your case. We provide nothing less and you should accept nothing less. The client is at the center of everything that we do.

Whether it be you, a son, a daughter, or other loved one who has been charged with a crime, it can seem as though the entire world is crashing down. I have helped numerous people in the exact same situation.

Beginning from my early days as a public defender to my current role in private practice, I have successfully represented hundreds of clients and spent thousands of hours in the courtroom. I have experience handling nearly every type of misdemeanor and felony matter, ranging from simple traffic violations and DUI’s all the way to homicide. No legal matter is too small or too big. Allow me to represent you on any of the following charges.

Whether a client is a first time offender or otherwise, the courthouse can be an intimidating environment. This is why when I meet with clients, I not only explain how I will handle their case from start to finish. My goal is to ensure every one of my clients know what to expect when their day in court arrives. My commitment to serving my client’s best interest distinguishes my representation from others in the Louisville area.

Why work with us?

We offer:

  • Free Consultations
  • Flexible Payment Plan Options
  • Top Rated Legal Services
  • One-on-one 24/7 representation you deserve

Not Afraid to Try Cases

A sad truth of the profession is there are many lawyers who will do everything they can to avoid taking their cases to trial, whether it be from simple laziness or the common fear of speaking in public.

Not me.

I don’t view my clients simply as cases to be processed in the shortest amount of time possible. I thrive in the courtroom and I am not afraid to take my cases to trial. My clients can rest assured that I will never push them to settle for a plea deal if I do not believe it is in their best interests.

Flexible Payment Plans & Free Consultations

I understand that unnecessarily prolonging a legal confrontation can accumulate costly fees that can be just as devastating as accepting a bad plea bargain. In order to service both of these important concerns, I offer flexible payment plans & free consultations. I also offer a better approach to billing that you can read about HERE.

Proudly Serving…

My office is based in Louisville, Kentucky, but I also serve clients in the following counties:

  • Shelby
  • Oldham
  • Bullitt
  • Spencer
  • Henry
  • Franklin
  • Trimble
  • Carrol
  • Anderson
  • Owen
  • Scott
  • Nelson
  • Hardin
  • Meade

I offer free consultations by phone. Please do not hesitate to contact me by calling 502-509-2055 or filling out the contact form below.

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Attorney Profile

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Attorney Zachary Hoskins


  • J.D., NKU Salmon P. Chase College of Law (cum laude, 2012)
  • B.A., Spanish, Eastern Kentucky University (magna cum laude, with Honors, 2007)


  • Criminal Defense
  • Juvenile Law
  • Family Law
  • Contract Law
  • Wills
  • Personal Injury


  • Kentucky
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky


  • Clubhouse Scholarship Committee, Member


  • Louisville Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (2013-2014)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (2013-2014)
  • American Inn of Courts (2011-2012)
  • Toastmasters (2011-2012)


9850 Von Allmen Ct., Ste. 201

Louisville, KY 40241



Skype/Viber/Facetime Appointments Available
Calls Answered 24/7


Zachary provided excellent legal representation. He attempted negotiation at all stages of the legal process to ensure a positive outcome of my case. I would highly recommend him for his understanding of pertinent laws and of the entire process and his ability to achieve a best outcome.”

“I highly recommend Mr. Zachary Hoskins! In dealing with my case, Mr. Hoskins had not only demonstrated exceptional professionalism, but also interpersonal tact! The latter of which is necessary for any successful business partnership, especially between solicitor and client- this is notwithstanding that the client’s vulnerability and best interest are at stake. Given the time sensitivity and gravity of my case, Mr. Hoskins counseled judiciously and delivered expeditiously. Anyone seeking a considerate, conscientious, and competent lawyer who has his client’s best interest at heart? It is without reasonable doubt that Mr. Hoskins is the epitomization! Hiring him would extricably alleviate you from any emotional duress- i.e. having being requited that your case is in the hands of someone who cares!!!”

“Very professional and did his best to reduce the legal cost of my divorce.”

“Zachary Hoskins was my attorney for family law issues. He communicated well and followed through with every task and phone call. It was my first experience with an attorney and he made it pleasant and the case result was realistic. He was very helpful with my questions and phone calls.”

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Here are some examples of criminal defense trial cases we’ve handled in Kentucky and Virginia along with the outcomes.


Criminal Representation (KY)

  • Felony Criminal Mischief 1st deg. (juv.): Trial, Not Guilty verdict.
  • Possession of a Forged Inst. 2nd deg.: Dismissed.
  • Criminal Mischief 1st Deg., Assault 4th Deg.: Both charges Dismissed.
  • Flagrant Nonsupport: Deferred Prosecution (If child support payments are made, then no conviction occurs and a clean record is maintained).
  • Felony Receiving Stolen Property: Dismissed.
  • Arson 2nd: Dismissed.
  • Trafficking in Heroin: Felony Diversion (If terms of diversion are satisfied, then no conviction occurs and a clean record is maintained).
  • Assault 4th deg. (Domestic Violence): Dismissed. Female client. Male Ex-boyfriend was alleged victim.
  • Assault 4th deg.(Domestic Violence): Dismissed. Male client. Wife was alleged victim.
  • Assault 4th deg. (Domestic Violence): Dismissed. Male client. Mother was alleged victim.
  • Assault 4th deg. (Jail Fight): Dismissed.
  • Menacing: Dismissed.
  • Disorderly Conduct 2nd: Dismissed.
  • Passing Cold Check: Dismissed.
  • Terroristic Threatening 3rd deg.: Dismissed.
  • Disorderly Conduct 2nd deg.(juv.): Misdemeanor Diversion (If terms of diversion are satisfied, then no conviction occurs and a clean record is maintained).
  • Misdemeanor Theft by Unlawful Taking: Dismissed.
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon: Dismissed upon proof of Carrying Concealed Weapon permit.

Criminal Representation (VA)

  • Armed Robbery, Conspiracy, Accessory (juv.): All charges dropped by prosecution (nolle prosequi) (Client was facing life in prison).
  • Failure to Yield Right of Way: Trial- Won by Defense Motion for Directed Verdict (a motion arguing that no reasonable factfinder could find for the prosecutor i.e. whatever evidence presented is legally insufficient for a conviction)
  • Reckless Driving, Illegal Exhaust-Trial-Won by Defense Motion for Directed Verdict(see above) for Illegal Exhaust, Reckless dropped to Speeding
  • No Operator’s License: Trial-Not Guilty
  • Failure to maintain logbook, Disregarding Traffic Control Device: Trial-Both Dismissed
  • Assault on a Family Member(Cross Warrants):Trial-Both Defendants plead the 5th Amendment and both charges were dismissed (2 cases resolved in this manner)
  • Driving on Suspended, Failure to Notify DMV, Speeding: Trial-Not Guilty on Driving on Suspended and Failure to Notify, Speeding reduced
  • Assault on a Family Member:Trial-Victim plead the 5th and all charges were dropped by prosecution(nolle prosequi)
  • Height Violation-Trial-Not Guilty on Height Violation, Found Guilty of Defective Equipment
  • Reckless Driving: Trial, Amended to Speeding
  • Assault: Trial, Not Guilty
  • Speeding: Trial, Dismissed
  • Assault on a Family Member: Trial, Defense Motion for Directed Verdict granted (see above)
  • Probation Violation(Underlying: Failure to Identify):Hearing, Dismissed
  • Probation Violation(Underlying:Assault): Hearing, Not Guilty
  • Assault on Family Member: All charges dropped by prosecution (nolle prosequi) on day of trial (2 cases resolved in this manner)
  • Hit & Run Class 1 Misdemeanor: Amended to lesser included (an offense that shares some, but not all, of the elements of a greater criminal offense) Class 4 Misdemeanor, Fine
  • Reckless Driving: Amended to lesser included(see above) civil offense
  • Shoplifting: Dismissed on day of trial
  • Assault: Dismissed on the day of trial
  • Assault: All charges dropped by prosecution (nolle prosequi) on day of trial
  • No Operator’s License: All charges dropped by prosecution (nolle prosequi) on day of trial
  • Felony DUI Hit & Run:Amended to Misdemeanor Hit & Run and DUI 1st
  • Sodomy(juv.): Deferred Adjudication (If terms placed on offender are satisfied, then no conviction occurs and a clean record is maintained)
  • Assault on Family Member: Dismissed on the day of trial
  • Failure to Appear: Dismissed on the day of trial
  • Possession of Marijuana: Diversion(If terms of diversion are satisfied, then no conviction occurs and a clean record is maintained)

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9850 Von Allmen Ct., Ste. 201

Louisville, KY 40241



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