guns

Toy guns are not a new fad. Some might even say they’re as American as apple pie. Even if you’ve never played with a BB gun or water gun, your father or grandfather has likely relayed long, complicated games of Cops and Robbers from their childhood. Then there’s that famous line from the movie A Christmas Story: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” This often repeated phrase is in response to little Ralphie’s most sought-after Christmas wish: A Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle with a compass in […]


reform-bail

The act of being arrested puts into motion a lengthy series of events that deeply affect a person’s fundamental right to freedom. A variety of factors unique to each situation determines how much time passes between arrest and trial. To be released from custody while waiting for case disposition is generally done by posting bail. If granted by the court, bail is essentially a financial promise that a released suspect will return for further proceedings. It is a violation of the Constitution to set bail excessively high, which means it […]


Kentucky DUI Attorney

You’re at the corner of Man O War Boulevard and Harrodsburg Road. You’re wondering if that light was yellow or red when you went through it. You’re a good driver, but you realized a few miles ago that you may have had a few too many drinks to be driving. Then you see the lights. Then you hear the sirens. Whether your idea of celebrating the holidays is sharing laughs with co-workers over dinner and drinks, meeting at your sister’s house for gifts and mulled wine, catching up with out-of-town […]


Lexington Criminal Defense Lawyer

Recent national headlines have been following the story and recent federal jury conviction and death sentencing of Charleston church shooter, Dylann Roof. According to police and Roof’s own words during the trial, he is responsible for killing nine black people, acts committed in the hopes of starting a race war. Roof was facing the death penalty in federal court on 33 charges, including hate crimes, firearm use, and obstruction of religion. A second death penalty trial on nine murder charges is planned in South Carolina state court. While the accusations […]


Lexington Criminal Defense Lawyer

In the United States, a suspect of a crime is legally presumed innocent of that crime until they have been proved guilty. Still, there are many who spend time in jail or who must pay money in the form of bail long before their cases are proven in court. The time between a person’s arrest and an actual trial can be significant, so taking advantage of Kentucky Pretrial Services is important. In most states, bail money can be gathered with the help of bail bondsmen, but this is not the case in […]


Lexington Criminal Defense Lawyer

Each state has varying requirements in order for someone to serve on a state parole board. There are 52 parole boards in the United States. Once hired, selected or appointed to a parole board, members have distinct responsibilities in order to fulfill their jobs of deciding which felons will be released from prison early on parole and which will not. If a felon is convicted on the federal level, no parole option. (Parole in some areas of the United States, including the District of Columbia, was discontinued in 1987 for […]


Lexington Criminal Defense Lawyer

We live in a society that thrives on sensationalism, where mere accusations are often equated with guilt, despite the legal principle that a person is innocent until proven guilty. The more sordid the alleged details, the harder it can be for the facts to sway the public’s mindset. Perhaps it’s just human nature to want to believe the worst in others, but wouldn’t it be better for society if we gave our fellow humans the benefit of the doubt? While it can hard to put blind faith in the legal […]


Lexington Criminal Defense Lawyer

In a domestic violence case, there are a few types of protective orders that may be granted while the case is ongoing. The process can be intimidating if you do not understand what order was granted or why. It is vital that, throughout your case, you comply with the order and that you show up whenever you are due in court.   What type of order is this and what does it mean? There are several kinds of protective orders that may be issued in the wake of a domestic […]