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As evidenced by his outstanding track record and his overwhelmingly positive reviews, you know he means business in the courtroom but is also dedicated and concerned with his clients' well-being. No matter what trouble you or a loved one are experiencing, be sure to get in touch so we can help.

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Kentucky Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer Nick Mudd

Kentucky Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Nick Mudd

The federal justice system can be intimidating and complex. That’s why you need an experienced, dedicated and aggressive federal criminal defense attorney like Nick Mudd on your team. A Kentucky-based lawyer,  Nick Mudd has successfully represented criminal defendants in trials and litigation against a wide array of federal criminal charges.  Nick Mudd’s criminal defense practice also extends beyond arrest and trial. He has diverse experience in successful negotiations with federal law enforcement representatives, including agencies such as the D.E.A., F.D.A, Secret Service, U.S. Marshals, U.S. Postal Inspectors, Homeland Security, the F.B.I., and the U.S. Attorney’s office on behalf of his clients.

Defense attorney Mudd has successfully defended cases in Kentucky’s Federal District Courts, and has also served as chief counsel, or as co-counsel or as expert legal consultant, to local attorneys in other federal jurisdictions across the United States. Federal courts where Mudd has practiced includes: Western District of Kentucky, Eastern District of Kentucky, Southern District of Indiana, Southern District of Texas, District of Nebraska, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, Eastern District of Tennessee, Middle District of Tennessee, District of Arizona, Southern District of Ohio, Eastern District of Missouri, Western District of Pennsylvania, Southern District of West Virginia, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Federal Charges We Defend

Attorney Mudd’s federal practice has included a wide variety of federal drug possession, manufacturing, trafficking and conspiracy cases, including: cocaine, pills, heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine, spice, crack, misbranded drugs, mislabeled drugs, anabolic steroids and human growth hormone. Our criminal defense firm has represented clients in some of the most complex drug conspiracy cases in the federal courts. Federal criminal defense lawyer Nick Mudd has represented criminal defendants in white-collar financial crimes such as wire fraud, mail fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, RICO (racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations), counterfeiting, forgery, identity theft and other technology-related crimes. Mudd is highly experienced in all types of fraud cases, including wire, mortgage, mail and tax fraud.  He has vast experience with sensitive cases involving child pornography, and he participated in one of the largest, highest-profile cases in the U.S. He also has extensive knowledge of federal criminal cases involving assault, kidnapping, murder, theft, gun/firearms charges, perjury and obstruction of justice.

The Steps In A Federal Criminal Case

A federal criminal case is made up of several extremely important moments, including your initial court appearance in front of a U.S. Magistrate Judge, a preliminary hearing or arraignment involving a grand jury, a detention hearing, pretrial motions, plea bargaining, trial and sentencing. Each of these steps comes with its own specific, exhaustive processes that can be handled only by a seasoned federal criminal defense attorney like Nick Mudd.

The detention hearing portion of the federal criminal process is absolutely crucial, because if you lose the detention hearing you could remain incarcerated for a long period of time while you await trial. And if you are convicted at trial, you could immediately be remanded into serving your sentence, which means there is a possibility you could be deprived of your freedom from the moment you are arrested until the end of your sentence. An inexperienced lawyer may not fully comprehend the potential risks presented during a detention hearing, may not know the statutory factors the magistrate judge will consider in determining whether a defendant should be detained or released, and could make mistakes that may cost you your freedom as well as precious moments with your family.

The federal bail process differs greatly from state courts and rarely includes property or cash bond. Also, because the plea bargaining process involves the U.S. Attorney rather than a local prosecutor, it can be much more formal and complicated. And for some crimes, action may be taken against you that require forfeiture of your property. Federal criminal defense attorney Mudd is exceptionally well-versed in the details of these and other potential hazards of the federal judicial process. His practice is designed to offer experienced legal advice to you throughout each juncture of the federal criminal justice system.

Federal Criminal Sentencing & Supervised Release

Federal sentences and penalties are generally longer and harsher than those involving state courts. It is important to remember there is no such thing as federal parole or shock probation. The federal sentencing guidelines for various crimes can vary widely based on the severity of your offense, your own criminal history, statutory minimums and other considerations. Mudd understands all of the factors that go into calculating a federal sentence and will work hard to help you obtain the fairest and most minimal sentence possible.

Federal sentences include a period of supervised release. Supervised release includes reporting to a U.S. probation/parole officer. The activities and movements of a defendant can be severely restricted during this time period. Don’t let yourself be placed indefinitely under the thumb of a probation officer and have your every movement monitored. Let Nick Mudd help you minimize your supervised release.

Why You Want Nick Mudd For Your Federal Case

Federal criminal defense requires a special arsenal of skills and experience that not all attorneys possess. The Law Office of Nick Mudd is specially designed to handle federal criminal cases. Our vast resources, dedication to the practice of law and know-how in the federal justice system set us apart. Our mission is to provide our clients with exceptional legal services while obtaining the results they deserve. Our approach is to offer top-notch, personalized legal services. We will explain all of your options, give your case ample time and attention and keep you informed during each phase of the federal criminal legal process.
When your life and your freedom are at stake, you can’t afford to hire an average criminal attorney who does not have a total understanding of the nuances of federal law or federal court processes. You need Nick Mudd’s, dedication, knowledge and track record.  Don’t waste your time with an attorney who has never stepped foot in a federal courtroom. If you’ve been arrested, indicted, are under federal investigation or simply been contacted by police or federal law enforcement, contact federal criminal defense attorney Nick Mudd today or 24/7 at (502) 536-8062 or by email at



Louisville, Kentucky criminal lawyer Nick Mudd is a well-known trial lawyer who also practices across the Commonwealth in both state and federal court.  Attorney Mudd practices in counties in the Louisville area such as: Shelby County, Bullitt County, Meade County, Oldham County, Hardin County, Hart County, Marion County, Spencer, Henry County, and Breckenridge County.  Mr. Mudd also practices out of his Western Kentucky offices in counties in the western part of the state:  Ohio County, Butler County, Muhlenberg County, Logan County, Todd County, Warren County, Daviess County, Henderson County, McCracken County, Grayson County, Christian County, Hopkins County, etc.  Attorney Mudd also has extensive experience practicing in Central and Eastern Kentucky counties:  Jessamine County, Fayette County, Scott County, Clark County, Woodford County, Franklin County, Bourbon County, Harrison County, Madison County, Pike County, Johnson County, Floyd County, Clay County, Laurel County, Jackson County, Rowan County, etc.  And Nick Mudd practices criminal defense in Northern Kentucky:  Kenton County, Boone County, Gallatin County, Campbell County, Carroll County, Trimble County, Owen County, Grant County, etc.  Finally Attorney Mudd has practiced criminal defense in Southern Kentucky counties:  Allen County, Barren County, Adair County, Pulaski County, etc.

If you don’t trust a local lawyer in your town, contact us.  If you want a lawyer with extensive experience in high level criminal defense practicing across the courts of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, then contact Nick Mudd, federal criminal defense attorney.

DO NOT TALK TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENTS OR ALLOW THEM TO SEARCH!  EXERCISE YOUR SIXTH AMENDMENT RIGHT TO COUNSEL AND DEMAND TO SPEAK TO YOUR LAWYER!!  Contact Louisville, Kentucky federal criminal defense attorney Nick Mudd immediately for assistance:  (502) 536-8062‬ or or After Hours 24/7 at (502) 536-8062!

Nick Mudd understands the importance of  lawyer/client communications.  Therefore we use secure emails, secure text messaging and secure phone calls to completely insure that your communications with our office are confidential.  If you have a concern about this issue, please let us know immediately when you contact us so we can proceed with secure communications!!!

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