Criminal Defense

Are Police Scanners Legal in Kentucky?

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?

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

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

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

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?

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

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?

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

Am I Being Detained? Six Questions to Ask During Interactions With Police

Being stopped by police for questioning can be a very stressful, anxiety-inducing situation. But it doesn’t have to be. To be sure, when a crime is committed, police have a job to do investigating, solving, and then arresting those responsible for it. However, every individual, even those who have committed a crime, have rights that… read more