Is It Legal to Live in a Camper in Your Backyard?
January 29, 2021 | Criminal Law
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
Latest Updates on the Breonna Taylor Case
October 29, 2020 | Criminal Law
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
Kentucky Self-Defense Laws
April 28, 2020 | Criminal Law
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?
April 20, 2020 | Criminal Law
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
April 10, 2020 | Criminal Law
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
What Is a Criminal Defense Attorney and When Do You Need One?
March 13, 2020 | Criminal Law
The U.S. Constitution makes it clear that any U.S. citizen accused of a crime must be provided with representation. This can be by hiring a private attorney or using a court-appointed one. In some cases, you can also represent yourself in court. What exactly does a criminal defense attorney do? Is it important to hire… read more
4 Things to Remember If You’re Up Against False Accusations in Court
March 6, 2020 | Criminal Law
Why would someone want to make a false accusation? False accusations happen in divorces and child custody cases where one parent thinks the allegation will give them an advantage in court. False accusations can also be made regarding sexual harassment in the workplace, assault, or domestic violence. They can have real consequences both criminally and… read more
10 Examples of Police Misconduct
January 23, 2020 | Criminal Law
The term “police misconduct” can be used to describe a wide range of improper or illegal actions on the part of law enforcement officers. These actions may involve police brutality, malicious prosecution, or witness tampering. Some of the most famous police misconduct cases on record include: Officers Eddie Martins and Richard Hall – Rape and… read more
What if I Don’t Show Up For Jury Duty?
January 8, 2020 | Criminal Law
If you’re received a jury duty notification letter from the Jefferson County Judicial Center (JCJC), that’s definitely a date you want to keep. If you have thoughts about blowing it off, don’t. By sending you the notification, the court expects you to show up. If you do not, you could be looking at fines, jail… read more
8 Questions You Should Ask During Interactions with the Police
December 19, 2019 | Criminal Law
When you are pulled over on the highway or receive a visit from the police at your home, it can sometimes be tricky to know what to say. You want to make sure you don’t say the wrong thing and end up facing criminal charges. You can, of course, always opt to remain silent. Before… read more