Legal Blog & Information

Kentucky’s New Revenge Porn Law

KRS 531.120: It’s a crime to post online “private erotic matter” of another person w/out their written consent, if the intent is to “harm, harass, intimidate, threaten, or coerce” that person, and he or she would suffer harm as a result.

Kentucky’s Age of Consent

KY’S Age of Sexual Consent New Law Effective July 14, 2018 The legal age of consent in Kentucky is 16. Generally speaking, sixteen (16) years old is the age of consent in Kentucky, meaning that anyone under the age of sixteen (16) is deemed, by law, to be incapable of consenting to a sexual act…. read more

Conviction Vacated

Jury verdict, standard form, and contrary colloquy don’t mix. The Kentucky Court of Appeals has issued an opinion reversing and vacating a rape conviction, because, after a guilty verdict was reached by a jury, the defendant entered into a sentencing agreement with the prosecution, only to be told by the court that he could (and then later that he could… read more

A Closer Look at Marijuana DUI

At least six states have now set per se limits for the amount of THC a driver may have in his blood before he is presumed to be under the influence. Problem is, these levels (which range from 1ng/mL up to 5 ng/mL) are being set arbitrarily and without much basis in science, if any. Scientists,… read more

Driver’s Right to Independent Blood Test Upheld

KY Court confirms driver’s have a right to their own independent blood test Com. v. Riker, 2016-CA-000601-DG. The Kentucky Court of Appeals, in a to be published opinion, used solid reasoning when reminding courts that when the General Assembly passes a law, it is not a suggestion. Historically, most Kentucky district courts have viewed the… read more