Legal Blog & Information

Marijuana Law

How what’s happening in the rest of the Northern Hemisphere affects Kentuckians when it comes to Marijuana. Since California became the first state to approve the use of cannabis for medical treatment in 1996, over 30 states (including the District of Columbia) have passed laws legalizing marijuana for medical purposes and/or recreational use by adults… read more

Can you get a DUI on an Electric Scooter?

Can you get a DUI on an Electric Scooter in Louisville?LOUISVILLE: FOR THE BIRDS? For the last couple of months, the birds have been flying about in Louisville. Not the fair-feathered type, friends, but the electric motorized scooters that are left at various locations around town that you can use an app to locate and… read more

Nursing Licenses and DUI’s in Kentucky

If you are a nurse – RN, LPN, or APRN, for example – or are seeking to become a nurse in the state of Kentucky, then a DUI may impact your eligibility to practice your trade. The Kentucky Board of Nursing reviews and approves license applications, as well as validates existing licenses. If you’ve been… read more

Aviation Pilot’s License: The Impact of a DUI

What happens when a pilot is charged with a DUI? Does FAR 61.15(e) require a pilot to report a DUI arrest? Does the local FSDO need to be notified? A DUI charge can ground pilots if handled improperly. But a single mistake doesn’t have to mean the end of a lifelong passion. With the help… read more

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