Lexington Legal Blog & Information
How To Cope With The Stress Of Title IX Allegations
March 28, 2023 | Title IX
Title IX bans sex discrimination in federally funded institutions. The law covers many different types of sex discrimination. This includes discrimination in athletics, classes, and financial aid at federally funded colleges and universities. It also requires schools to investigate allegations of sexual harassment and sexual violence. Even those made by one student against another. Most… read more
Cannabis Laws in Kentucky
March 27, 2023 | Drug Crimes
Marijuana laws across the country are confusing, and nowhere is this more evident than in the Bluegrass State. Whereas some states have adopted laws that tolerate marijuana possession, Kentucky remains one of a few states with laws that criminalize most types of marijuana possession. Adding to the confusion, Kentucky’s governor recently announced an executive action… read more
Can My University Still Punish Me for Off-Campus Sexual Misconduct in Lexington?
March 24, 2023 | Title IX
Sexual misconduct is a major issue on college campuses, and all universities should have protocols in place to address these matters. But what happens when the incident occurs off campus? Does the school have any jurisdiction in that case? In the past, universities were able to and obligated to investigate all reports of sexual misconduct… read more
Can You Be Prosecuted for Causing Someone’s Suicide in Kentucky?
March 1, 2023 | Criminal Law
In the state of Kentucky, taking someone’s life, whether intentionally or not, is a heinous crime that is punished severely by the law. The same goes for assisting someone in ending their life, also known as assisted suicide. Additionally, it is a crime to cause someone, through force or duress, to commit suicide. If you’ve… read more
What is Criminal Trespass?
January 16, 2023 | Criminal Defense
Criminal trespassing is a serious offense that can lead to legal repercussions. Being charged with criminal trespass in Kentucky can be overwhelming and stressful, and it’s important to understand the different trespass charges and possible penalties. If you need help with a criminal trespass charge, you should speak with a criminal defense lawyer right away…. read more
Miranda Rights: What Happens If the Police Don’t Read You Your Rights?
December 12, 2022 | Criminal Law
If you watch any police procedural TV show, you’ve undoubtedly heard the phrase, “you have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in court.” This phrase, along with the rest of the Miranda warning, is something that everyone in the United States has the right to hear… read more
Can a Convicted Felon Own a Gun in Kentucky?
November 16, 2022 | Kentucky Law
Being convicted of a felony in Kentucky has serious consequences. In addition to jail time and fines, a convicted felon cannot legally own a firearm except in a few circumstances. Possession of a firearm by a felony is a felony offense in Kentucky. A felon convicted of possessing a firearm without their firearm rights being… read more
Three of the Most Frequently Violated Rights of the Accused
October 8, 2022 | Criminal Defense
Have you been accused of a crime? If so, you might believe that the police officers treated you unfairly or violated your rights. You could be correct. Law enforcement officers violate suspects’ civil rights during investigations and arrests. Violating your rights could lead to one or more defenses in your criminal case. However, the police… read more
Prosecution Tactics in Domestic Violence Cases in Kentucky
September 26, 2022 | Domestic Violence
Domestic violence charges are serious criminal offenses. You could jail time and fines for a conviction. Additionally, if the court orders a restraining order or protective order, the impact on your personal and professional life could be profound. The prosecutor already believes you are guilty. Therefore, talking to the prosecutor without a Lexington domestic violence… read more
Is It Illegal To Answer The Door Naked in Lexington?
August 23, 2022 | Kentucky Law
Our constitutional rights afford us certain liberties in the privacy of our homes. Generally, we have the right to be naked in our homes. However, some situations could possibly violate Kentucky’s indecent exposure laws, including answering the door naked. What Are Kentucky’s Indecent Exposure Laws? Kentucky has two indecent exposure laws that could result in… read more