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Tips for an Effective Character Letter for a Judge

Suhre & Associates Louisville criminal defense lawyers discuss some important tips for an effective character letter for a judge in this blog. Character letters are an important tool in a defense lawyer’s arsenal. These letters can be extremely powerful at sentencing hearings after a conviction or guilty plea.  A judge usually has a good deal… read more

The Best States For Responsible Gun Owners

The Constitution states that the right for citizens to bear arms shall not be infringed. Still, there’s been much debate regarding the types of guns citizens can legally own. Many states have enacted laws that make it difficult to obtain and own certain firearms. Perhaps you’re a responsible gun owner and a law-abiding citizen. You… read more

How to Prepare for a Consultation with a Criminal Defense Lawyer

When you hire a criminal defense lawyer, you may feel anxious or intimidated. But a criminal defense lawyer’s job is not to judge you for your alleged offense. Criminal defense lawyers serve a necessary role in the criminal justice system. They can often help you avoid some of the worst consequences of a criminal conviction…. read more

What To Expect if You’re Arrested for Drug Possession

Despite decriminalization efforts across the country and within some local jurisdictions, under Kentucky state law, possession of any amount of cannabis, called marijuana under U.S. laws, remains illegal.  You can also expect to be arrested if you are caught in possession of drugs, including party drugs like: Ecstasy  Molly LSD If you are arrested for… read more

Is It Legal to Live in a Camper in Your Backyard?

Over the last few years, there has been a growing interest in living in recreational vehicles (RVs) and campers full-time. As recently as 2018, it was estimated that more than 1 million Americans live in their RVs.  For many, the idea of being able to freely move about the country and bring your home with… read more

How Can I Keep My License to Practice Pharmacy if I’m Convicted of DUI in Kentucky?

Because patient safety is a top concern for pharmacists, the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy considers alcohol abuse a serious problem. A pharmacist who receives a DUI may face criminal penalties. However, the pharmacist could also lose his pharmacist license.  Pharmacist Licenses and DUIs in Kentucky A DUI arrest can have an impact on your pharmacist… read more

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