social-media

Humans crave information and interaction. These basic needs underlie the popularity of the Internet, which has the added bonuses of being convenient and easy to use. As of June 30, 2016, almost half of the world’s population is reported to be using the Internet – a total of over 3.6 billion people. In the United States alone, there are over 286 million Internet users and 201 million Facebook users (a 62 percent penetration rate). This makes online social media a ripe opportunity for terrorists to disseminate their messages while leaving […]


defending-the-guilty

Like every country, the United States has its bright spots and its sore ones. One major challenge the nation continues to struggle with is incarceration. We have the world’s highest incarceration rate, yet we are the only democracy that has no independent authority monitoring prison conditions and enforcing minimal standards of health and safety. The system is so fragmented that it is difficult to accurately determine just how many people are confined. Local jails, juvenile correctional facilities, state prisons, and federal prisons hold more than 2.2 million people and there […]


It’s a universal truth that relationships are hard. To be successful, they require work, compromise, and sacrifice.  That’s especially true of intimate, long-term relationships. Some people have issues handling control, which can lead them to try to dominate their partner through emotional, sexual, psychological, or physical behavior. On average in the United States, 20 people per minute are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner, equaling more than 10 million women and men per year. Annually, over seven million people are victims of stalking and nearly two million women […]


Kentucky Drug Charges Lawyer

Once a parent, always a parent. No matter how old your children get, you always worry about them, want the best for them, wonder if you did right by them. Many parents look forward to the end of dirty diapers, toddler tantrums, endless school activities, and teenage rebellion, but then find it tricky to navigate a new relationship with their kids who are now grown-ups. Personality conflicts are common, and it can be hard to resist giving them unasked-for advice. If your adult child is an addict, the burden can […]


ky-plea-bargains

It seems at times as if the pace of technology has been at full throttle for the last 40 or so years. Computers, the Internet, mobile phones, global positioning systems (GPS), and digital cameras are just some of the innovations that have drastically affected modern life. Continuous electronic monitoring of individuals on supervised probation or parole combines a few of these inventions to offer an alternative to jail or prison time. Many first-time, non-violent, and misdemeanor offenders are sentenced to house arrest and monitored by an ankle bracelet. There are […]


Child Abuse Case

The United States is a wonderful country, for reasons both factual and personal, but it does have its challenges. Energy policies, terrorism, economic growth, and racial tensions are just a few of the hot button issues that dominate the headlines, yet did you know that the U.S. imprisons more people per capita than any other nation? There are more than 2.3 million people housed in 1,719 state prisons, 102 federal prisons, 942 juvenile correctional facilities, and 3,283 local jails. Mass incarceration is just one side of the overcriminalization coin. Each […]


police-arrest

When law enforcement makes an arrest or investigates a criminal offense, they have wide-ranging powers to confiscate property they believe is relevant and to hold that property on the suspect’s behalf. Under Kentucky law, police departments only have to show by a preponderance of the evidence (a standard much lower than the “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard required for criminal guilt) that the property is related to criminal activity and it can be forfeited. Furthermore, a conviction is not required prior to taking property and the total value of any […]


Juvenile Crime Attorney

It’s here. As the words of that iconic song proclaim, “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy.” Time for swimming and no school, sunshine and popsicles, cookouts and a rise in crime. Didn’t see that one coming? Well, it appears that certain criminal activities are more likely to occur in the hot weather. A 2014 report by the Department of Justice looked at data from 1993 to 2010, examining seasonal patterns of household property crimes (burglary, motor vehicle theft, and household larceny) and types of violence (rape/sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, […]