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How to Win in Appellate Court

By Ron Aslam Law Office |

Being accused of a crime is a very serious matter. A conviction can bring heavy fines, jail time, and other penalties, as well as other consequences that can last far into the future. For the defendant in a criminal proceeding, the best result is clearly a dismissal of the charges or an acquittal. When… Read More »

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What do the Police Need in Order to Obtain a Search Warrant?

By Ron Aslam Law Office |

When law enforcement officers want to search someone’s home or property for evidence of criminal activity, they usually need to obtain a search warrant. In general, searches that are conducted without a warrant violate the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and, if you are in Kentucky, Section 10 of the Kentucky Constitution. However,… Read More »

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Drug Arrests in the New World of Body Cams

By Ron Aslam Law Office |

Body cameras are being widely deployed by police departments across the country, and they are being used in a growing number of arrests. Proponents of body-cams like to point to a number of potential benefits that this technology may provide for both law enforcement and those who have run-ins with the law. These include:… Read More »

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The Fourth Amendment & Your Rights

By Ron Aslam Law Office |

The Fourth Amendment Prohibits Police from Stopping a Motorist to Investigate a Completed Misdemeanor Offense that was Committed Outside the Officer’s Presence The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution and Section 10 of the Kentucky Constitution ensures the right of the people to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. In a recent… Read More »

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My Application for a Domestic Violence Order (DVO) was Denied, What Can I Do?

By Ron Aslam Law Office |

Protective orders are the legal remedy by which victims of domestic violence can petition the court and seek protection from their abusers. Domestic violence cases are an area in which family law and criminal law can become intertwined. A domestic violence case begins as a civil case in family court when the petitioner asks… Read More »