Criminal Law

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