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RESPONSE TO POLICY ON MARIJUANA POSSESSION

By Ron Aslam Law Office |

On August 28, 2019, the Jefferson County Attorney announced a new policy stating that simple possession of marijuana charges involving an amount of less than 1 ounce would no longer be prosecuted.  Given the evolving nationwide discussion on the legalization of marijuana, it is important for the public to recognize that the new policy… Read More »

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How to Beat a Constructive Possession Charge

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“That’s not mine!” Possession of a controlled substance is the most common drug charge in Kentucky. When it comes to possession charges, many people don’t realize that you don’t have to have the substance in your pocket or otherwise on your person to get arrested. You can have what is known as “constructive possession.”… Read More »

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Ways Defense Attorneys Resolve Criminal Cases

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Criminal defense attorneys often get a bad rap. Some in our society look down on us for defending those who are charged with a crime. But what they fail to understand is that everyone in our society has the constitutional right to due process, no matter what they are accused of.  This means that… Read More »

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What is the Law on Driving Under the Influence with a Child in the Car in Kentucky?

By Ron Aslam Law Office |

Driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) is a serious crime in Kentucky. Penalties are harsh even for a first offense, including the loss of driving privileges, heavy fines, and the possibility of spending some time in jail. If you are arrested for drunk driving in KY with a passenger who is under 12… Read More »

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Behaviors that Police Use as Proof of Drunken Driving

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Each year, thousands of individuals are arrested and charged for DUI in Kentucky. Law enforcement officials throughout the Commonwealth heavily patrol the roadways – especially at night and especially near bars, restaurants, and other establishments that serve alcohol. The police look for various signs of intoxication that can be used as reasonable suspicion to… Read More »

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How Long Does a Criminal Appeal Take?

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If you have been convicted for a criminal offense in Kentucky, that does not have to be the end of the story. Every individual has the right to at least one appeal in a criminal case, and with the right grounds and the help of a skilled attorney, you may be able to obtain… Read More »

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FLSA AND MISCHARACTERIZATION OF EMPLOYEES INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS

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Independent contractors are exempt from the requirement that employees must be paid the minimum wage and time and half for overtime hours.  However, an employer cannot avoid the responsibility to pay both minimum wage and time and a half for overtime hours simply by labeling a worker to be an “independent contractor” if the… Read More »

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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

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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 »