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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Proposed Legislation Regarding the DUI 10 Year Look Back Rule

I realize that the majority of the community aren’t particularly sympathetic to drunk driving. There does, however, need to be a balance on how this 10 year look back rule applies. This article includes an effort to limit how many times the Commonwealth can use the rule. https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1872239683058842&id=1530479223901558

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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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Cheers! New Liquor Laws on the Books in KY

Is the legislature finally moving away from viewing alcohol in Kentucky as the Devil’s Brew? On July 15, 2016, several laws relating to liquor, alcohol sales, brewing, etc. came into effect. The Courier Journal did a nice job setting these new laws out. See the link below for a summary.  Cheers! http://www.courier-journal.com/story/life/food/spirits/bourbon/2016/07/16/8-changes-under-kentuckys-new-alcohol-law/86971620/ This is an Advertisement: If

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FAQ’s for the Ignition Interlock Devices

Ignition Interlock Devices in KY: This past session the Kentucky State Legislature passed a bill that allows those convicted of DUI, even repeat offenders, to operate a vehicle during their suspension period.  The bill allows for the use of Ignition Interlock devices. Quite frankly, it has been a difficult process for criminal law practitioners to

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