What to do When the Police Contact You

Most people never have contact with the police, at least as a defendant or as the target of an investigation. Most people think “Oh that will never happen to me.” Guess what? It happens all the time. It doesn’t take much for law enforcement to start looking at you as part of an investigation and

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DO I REALLY NEED AN ATTORNEY?

“Do I REALLY need an attorney?” This question is asked quite frequently of me by potential clients who either have a criminal case pending against them or who anticipate a criminal case quickly coming down the pike. My answer is always and unequivocally a resounding “Yes!” Why? (The answer is not always “yes” just so

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Perception v. Reality

Witness Reliability in Criminal Defense Social Media has recently posed the explosive questions: Do you hear “Laurel” or “Yanny?” Is the dress black and blue or white and gold? (https://slate.com/technology/2018/05/yanny-vs-laurel-is-the-dress-for-your-ears.html). These examples demonstrate that our senses are variable, inconsistent and often unreliable. Moreover, even our individual perceptions of actual, recorded “evidence” – – be it

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Is My Case Eligible for Expungement?

Are you eligible for expungement? Good question! Expungement is a court-ordered process by which the legal record of an arrest or certain criminal convictions can be sealed. Arrest records and convictions not expunged will show up on background checks and affect potential employment and educational opportunities, as well as your options for credit. In some

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Shepherd’s House open for business

https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.amnews.com%2F2017%2F02%2F25%2Fshepherds-house-open-for-business-non-residential-facility-to-begin-working-with-clients-monday%2F&h=ATNkJssqldlwB3aVJVyyXrjP81IozmbmKLznDT1vZbctXYObJ-TDAb0x1yCgus9yuUWfVgdL4BWj5_2n46ZQiD6lc4jpFaMfK0XdqXQqdzG6CBm4tt8WlGnS1_GjsAc&s=1&enc=AZP1pfJ8fHMMu8B34ctd_SRxU91BGMDQ8Gg_t6_W5YR7Ip7u_Ta-Q7dnKRaBYSaukPk72E2zf9lDOg7CBaf3Re31

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Kentucky Supreme Court Rules on the 10 year “Lookback” period

http://opinions.kycourts.net/sc/2016-SC-000530-TG.pdf Today, the Kentucky Supreme Court issued its opinion regarding the statutory “Look Back” rule. The practical effect of this opinion is this: prior to the state legislature passing this law, the state of Kentucky punished people more harshly if they were arrested for multiple DUIs within a 5 year period. After the 5 year

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