Recent Blog Posts
In many criminal cases, expert witnesses are used by the prosecution to testify on certain facts and evidence. The defense also has the right to call expert witnesses to testify on their behalf and to rebut the prosecution’s testimony. What is an Expert Witness? When it comes to expert witnesses, the term “witness” is… Read More »
What is Wanton Endangerment and What is the Difference between First and Second-Degree Wanton Endangerment?
One of the defining elements of many criminal offenses is the state of mind of the accused at the time the alleged offense was committed. For example, if someone commits a homicide with malicious intent (i.e., the intent to kill or cause serious bodily injury), they can be charged with murder. If, on the… Read More »
The Police Charged Me with a Crime: Can a Prosecutor Enhance the Charges Once the Case goes to Court?
When someone is arrested and charged with one or two criminal violations, they may breathe a sigh of relief because there were other potential violations they could have been charged with. This sense of relief may be premature, however, because the initial charges that are filed in court could be altered by the prosecutor… Read More »
In recent years, societal attitudes and laws in some states have been trending toward more leniency toward recreational drug use. Kentucky seems to be going in the opposite direction. In 2017, Governor Matt Bevin signed House Bill 333, a new law that could push low-level heroin dealers into longer prison sentences and lead to… Read More »
Criminal defendants in Kentucky who are arrested for possession of a controlled substance can face enhanced charges if they are found to be in possession of a firearm at the time of the offense as well. According to KRS 218A.992: Enhancement of penalty when in possession of a firearm at the time of commission… Read More »
In many criminal investigations, law enforcement officials apply for a search warrant from the court in order to obtain evidence that can later be used by the prosecution to obtain a conviction. In Kentucky and every other state, search warrants are used routinely to search homes, offices, vehicles, cell phones, computers, and other private… Read More »
You are driving down the road minding your own business, when the police pull you over for a broken tail light. The officer takes your license, checks you out, returns to your car, and asks if he can search the vehicle. You are a little hesitant, but you have nothing to hide, so you… Read More »
One of the most contentious issues among divorcing parents involves the custody of minor children. Whether one or another spouse believes that they will do a better job parenting the children and/or the parents are participating in an ongoing power struggle, the courts often have to step in to make these types of decisions…. Read More »
Sometimes “happily ever after” doesn’t last quite as long as we had hoped. If you live in Kentucky and believe that it’s time to separate from your spouse, there are a few things that you need to know. The way that divorces are handled in the U.S. varies by state. If you want a… Read More »
A multi-car accident occurs when more than one vehicle is involved in a crash, sometimes in a chain-reaction accident. Often, these accidents happen because the vehicle in the back (Vehicle A) becomes the driving force of the collision, hitting another car (Vehicle B), which is then pushed into still another vehicle (Vehicle C). The overriding issue… Read More »