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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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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Governor Bevin Unveils New Program to Help Inmates Gain Skilled Jobs Upon Release

Inmate Jobs One of the hardest things to do when inmates get out of prison, is to find jobs.  Let alone good jobs.   Today, Governor Bevin unveiled a new apprenticeship program that will help inmates learn skilled jobs.  This will help inmates meet employers and receive training while still serving their time.  Then, once they are released,

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KSP Angel Initiative: Treatment for Opioid Addiction and Preventing Overdoses

Fighting Drug Overdoses KY State Troopers are stepping up their involvement in fighting opioid addiction and preventing overdoses.  KSP will roll-out its Angel Initiative in March in recognizing that a big part of Kentucky’s drug problem involves the inaccessibility of treatment programs and resources.  The Initiative will allow people who are addicted to opiates to

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Lexington’s Panhandling Ordinance is Struck Down by KY Supreme Court

Panhandling Ordinance Found Unconstitutional The KY Supreme Court has struck down a  Lexington, Kentucky ordinance that regulates panhandling in or near streets and other public places in the city.  The Court found that the ordinance violated panhandler’s First Amendment rights to Free Speech.  The Court has recommended that the man who brought this lawsuit’s conviction

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Re-Entry for Convicts: Senate Bill 120 Introduced Today

Re-Entry for Convicts Today, Governor Bevin introduced a new law to help convicts’ re-entry into society.  Senate Bill 120 (SB120) was introduced to the KY Senate for consideration by the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Senator Whitney Westerfield sponsored the bill.  The  purpose of the Bill is to help those who have served their time to get jobs and treatment.  This

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Criminal Justice Reform, Coming Soon to Kentucky!

Criminal Justice Reform This past summer, Kentucky’s Governor created a council to consider proposed changes to the state’s criminal justice system.  The council has created proposals for criminal justice reform in the state.  This would result in reduced jail time for many lower level offenses.  This new approach is often referred to by the slogan,

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Carrying Concealed

Carrying Concealed in Lexington Kentucky? Find out about new proposed laws that the Kentucky  Legislature will soon vote on in Kentucky. Read More Here! Call Spedding Law if you have any questions about how this affects you.

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