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What to Do After Being Arrested

Being arrested can be a frightening and traumatic experience. It can be difficult to know what you should do after being arrested. One thing you need to understand is that the police officers and the prosecutor believe you are guilty. Therefore, trying to talk your way out of the arrest is not going to benefit… read more

Can a Convicted Felon Own a Gun in Kentucky?

Kentucky gun laws allow most individuals to own and possess handguns, shotguns, and rifles. Kentucky residents are not required to obtain a permit to purchase a handgun. They can also carry concealed guns or openly carry guns without a permit.  That does not mean that there are no restrictions on guns. Kentucky gun laws impose… read more

Six Things to Consider When Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer

When looking to hire a criminal defense lawyer, the matter is usually urgent. However, even if time is of the essence, it is important to take the time to make your decision carefully. Your choice of attorney can significantly affect how your criminal unfolds. When looking for a lawyer, getting a good match between the… read more

What is Wanton Endangerment?

The tragic shooting and death of Breonna Taylor have been in the news for months. Unfortunately, the allegations of police misconduct, excessive force, and other wrongdoing continue even though a grand jury charged a former police detective with wanton endangerment in the first degree. No criminal charges were issued against the other police officers involved… read more

Latest Updates on the Breonna Taylor Case

The city of Louisville and the entire state of Kentucky have been closely following the story of Breonna Taylor who was shot and killed in her home by police officers on March 13th, 2020. The officers were at the home with a warrant to search for narcotics as it was suspected that Ms. Taylor’s ex-boyfriend… read more

What if I Live in Ohio But Was Arrested for DUI in Kentucky?

Being arrested for DUI is a stressful situation. You face severe penalties if you are convicted of drunk driving. However, when you are arrested for DUI somewhere other than your state of residence, the matter becomes much more complicated. A DUI is not a speeding ticket. You cannot mail a check from home and consider… read more

2020 in Louisville: Violent Crime Up, Property Crime Down

Cities throughout the country are reporting increases in the rate of violent crimes in 2020. Louisville is no exception.  Data collected through August 8 by the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department reveals the same type of data that other cities are notating. The rate of violent crimes is increasing, while the rates of other types of… read more

Can You Shoot Someone Who Breaks Into Your House?

A common question people ask, no matter what part of the country they come from, is if it is okay to shoot someone who breaks into your home. In Kentucky, the answer is usually “yes.” However, there are a number of details and key concepts related to this topic that are important to understand. First… read more

How Hard is it to Pass the Kentucky Bar Exam?

The bar exam is a notoriously tough testing experience that ultimately determines who gets to be an attorney. There are no easy states in which to take the bar exam, but some states have a higher overall passing percentage than others. Each state has a different bar exam, but more than the difficulty of the… read more

Is it Illegal to Drive Barefoot in Kentucky?

If you have ever found yourself heading back from the beach or excitedly removing your shoes after a long day on your feet, you may have considered driving barefoot. Although a seemingly harmless action, removing your shoes behind the wheel can present unexpected hazards to your safety and other drivers’ safety. Abiding by federal and… read more