Accessory Before or After a Crime in KY
May 14, 2021 | Criminal Defense
Being an accessory to a crime in Kentucky can result in a serious jail sentence and other penalties. You do not have to commit the crime to be convicted and sentenced to the same punishment as the person who committed the crime. To be an accessory, all you have to do is help the person… read more
What to Expect if You’re Arrested for Drug Possession
April 20, 2021 | Criminal Defense
Being arrested can be a traumatic experience, especially if it’s the first time you’ve had such an encounter with police officers. You never thought you would be handcuffed and taken away in a police vehicle, but it just happened. What do you do now? If you were arrested on drug possession charges in Lexington, KY,… read more
Are Police Scanners Legal in Kentucky?
March 31, 2021 | Criminal Defense
Surprisingly, police scanners are legal for some kinds of private use in Kentucky. But Kentucky restricts the equipment that private citizens may use and how they may use it. Here are the things that you should know about Kentucky’s police scanner law and the legal uses of police scanners in Kentucky. Kentucky’s Police Scanner Law… read more
What Happens If You Get an Out-of-State Warrant for Arrest?
February 8, 2021 | Criminal Defense
There are several ways a person can get an out-of-state warrant for their arrest. Usually, out-of-state warrants for arrest happen during traveling, whether for leisure or business. But just because something happened in a different zip code does not mean you can ignore it. How Do People End Up With Out-of-State Warrants for Arrest? Maybe… read more
Difference Between Lawyer and Attorney
January 25, 2021 | Criminal Defense
If you are charged with a drug crime, assault, DUI, or another criminal offense, you want to ensure that you hire the right lawyer to handle your case. However, when you search online for a criminal defense attorney, you notice that some law firms refer to themselves as “attorneys” while other law firms refer to… read more
5 Things to Remember If You’re Up Against False Accusations in Court
January 10, 2021 | Criminal Defense
The American justice system moves slowly. Oftentimes, this means that false accusations can take a lot of time and effort to disprove. In the meantime, you could live under a cloud of suspicion that may affect your family life, career, and even where you can live. However, you can beat a false accusation in court…. read more
Classes of Felonies in Kentucky
December 12, 2020 | Criminal Defense
Generally speaking, criminal charges are broken down into two categories: misdemeanors and felonies. Misdemeanors are less serious crimes and are often punishable by fines rather than significant time in jail. Shoplifting, trespassing, and the violation of a restraining order are all examples of misdemeanors. Felonies, on the other hand, are far more serious in nature…. read more
What is An Indictment?
December 10, 2020 | Criminal Defense
You have probably noticed the use of indictments in numerous high profile court cases around the country. An indictment is the formal charging of an individual with a serious crime. Under the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution, an indictment is laid out as a right, meaning a person can’t be charged with a serious federal… read more
Tips for an Effective Character Letter for a Judge
December 8, 2020 | Criminal Defense
Character letters can be effective in some criminal cases. A family member, friend, employer, or other party writes a letter to the judge to help mitigate sentencing. In cases in which character witnesses are not allowed or limited, character letters could be the only way for a judge to learn more about a defendant’s character… read more
What Are Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude?
December 1, 2020 | Criminal Defense
We hear the term but may not know what it means. There is a good reason for that. “Crimes involving moral turpitude” (CIMT) is a term for a group of crimes very loosely defined as either depraved or immoral acts, violations of the basic duties owed to others, or as reprehensible acts with either a… read more