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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

40 Days, 100 Shooting Victims, Louisville’s Violent Crime Continues To Spike

Louisville continues to experience record-breaking numbers of shootings and violent crimes. As of July 7, 2020, officials report a 107 percent increase in the number of non-fatal shootings compared to the same time last year. Murders had increased by 40 percent from the same period last year. In just a couple of days, five people… read more

Louisville Police Spent $3.6 Million on Protest Overtime in June

According to officials, the protests held throughout the city in June cost the Louisville Police Department $3.6 million in overtime costs. The money spent on overtime in just one month is over 40 percent of the total amount spent on annual overtime costs in 2019. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, overtime costs… read more

6 Shootings in One Night in Louisville

In just five hours on June 16, 2020, six people lost their lives in Louisville shootings. The violence and unrest in Louisville may be responsible for the increase in homicides throughout the city. According to one news outlet, shootings increased by 105 percent during the same period from last year. Homicides increased by more than… read more

How Safe is Louisville, Kentucky?

People visiting Louisville often wonder: How safe is the city? This question comes up a lot, especially since Louisville is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country.  Generally speaking, Louisville is a relatively safe area. The city’s crime rate is just below the national average. But when compared to other large metropolitan… read more

Kentucky Self-Defense Laws

Individuals have the right to defend themselves from harm. However, a person could be accused of committing a crime, even though the person was acting in self-defense. Kentucky’s self-defense laws could help the person avoid an assault charge if the person was acting to protect themselves or another person. What is Self Defense? Self-defense occurs… read more

Could Kentucky go into Martial Law due to Coronavirus?

It is not likely that demands for martial law because of the coronavirus would be taken seriously by any state or federal government official. Our governments are not interested in turning over control to the military. However, stories about National Guard units assisting state governments in their response to the coronavirus have led to rumors… read more

Things Cops Do That Are Illegal: What a Police Officer Can and Cannot Do

Police officers are not above the law. When they make errors or cross the line into illegal conduct, they can be held accountable for their wrongdoing. A law enforcement officer may not commit a crime while on duty or off duty. In either case, the law holds the officer accountable for his or her actions…. read more