Lexington Legal Blog & Information

What Happens If You’re Found Responsible for a Title IX Violation?

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in any educational institution that receives federal funding. This includes students, faculty, administrative staff, vendors doing business at the institution, and other full and part-time employees.  Noncompliance with Title IX rules by institutions can result in serious consequences such as forfeiture of federal funds, including… read more

How To Cope With The Stress Of Title IX Allegations

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

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?

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?

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?

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? 

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?

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

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

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