Kentucky Law

If a 17-Year-Old Girl Dates an 18-Year-Old Boy and They Have Sexual Relations, Is It Illegal?

Kentucky has strict laws regarding when a person can consent to sexual relations. The laws are designed to protect minors from being involved in a sexual relationship while they are vulnerable and still maturing.  What Is the Age of Consent in Kentucky for Sexual Relations? The age of consent is 16 years old in Kentucky…. read more

Why Isn’t There a Statute of Limitations for Murder in Kentucky?

Have you been charged with a crime that allegedly happened a long time ago in the Commonwealth of Kentucky? If so, you may be wondering how the prosecutor can wait so long to do so. A prosecutor can charge you with murder in Kentucky no matter how long ago it happened; this is because there… read more

Can I Use Pepper Spray in Kentucky for Self-Defense?

Pepper spray is a popular option for those that want to protect themselves against potential assailants but who do not want to go as far as purchasing and carrying a firearm. This option may make sense for many people. It then becomes important to consider whether you can legally purchase and use pepper spray for… read more

The Basics Of Assault And Battery Law

The phrase “assault and battery” is used so often that most people fail to understand the difference between the two. Although the word “battery” is meaningful in Kentucky civil law, there is actually no such crime as battery under Kentucky criminal law. Assault, however, is a crime in Kentucky. A generation ago, the aggressor in… read more

Can You Be Arrested for Cursing at the Police in Louisville?

Cursing at the police in Louisville might be your first reaction to being arrested or pulled over by a police officer. However, your first reaction might not be your best choice. While cursing at the police in Kentucky is not a crime by default, you could still end up facing criminal charges. Freedom of Speech… read more

What Is Considered Criminal Trespass In Kentucky?

You commit trespass when you knowingly enter another person’s land or property without permission. Criminal trespass in Kentucky is generally a misdemeanor offense, but there are situations in which you could be charged with felony trespass. You should not ignore criminal trespass charges. Depending on the circumstances, you could face significant jail time for a… read more

KOOL Kentucky Inmate Search: Kentucky State Penitentiary

The incarceration of a friend or loved one comes with many reasons for stress and concern. One of the most difficult aspects of a loved one’s incarceration is uncertainty. Once a person enters police custody, there’s minimal communication. You may not even know which facility or city in Kentucky they have been transported to.  Trying… read more

What Does Bar Stand for in the Bar Exam or Bar Association?

The US court system, along with some of its terminology, is a source of mystery and myth to a lot of people. One of the most pervasive urban legends about the law is the origins of the term “the bar.”  You’ve probably heard of the bar exam and bar association, and you likely know they… read more

Can You Be Prosecuted for Causing Someone’s Suicide in Kentucky?

Wondering if you can be prosecuted for causing someone’s suicide in Kentucky? The experienced Louisville criminal defense lawyers at Suhre & Associates explain what you need to know in this blog. You can be prosecuted for causing or assisting someone’s suicide in Kentucky. This is a serious felony crime and carries stiff penalties. Kentucky does… 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