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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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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The Slow Down to Get Around Law

DID YOU KNOW: Did you know that when you are driving down the road and see a garbage truck, that you must yield the right of way. KRS 189.377 says that when approaching a garbage truck with its yellow, red, white or amber lights flashing that you must “yield the right of way to the

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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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But Officer II!!! How Many Points is This???

Driver’s License Points: Kentucky Driver Point System  http://transportation.ky.gov/driver-licensing/pages/kentucky-driver-point.aspx The Kentucky Point System identifies persons that may be habitually negligent drivers. Under the Point System, a driver starts with no points, but accumulates points for various offenses. Upon the accumulation of 12 points (7 points if under age eighteen) within a two year period, a driver’s

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