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Prosecutor Appeals Sentence in Plea Deal, Claims Too Light

Appeals in the criminal justice system aren't really rare, but most of those come from the defendant appealing something. What is a bit rarer is the prosecution appealing a sentence. One recent case out of Kentucky is proving to be interesting to follow, partially due to an appeal by the federal government.

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Impaired Driving in Kentucky Can Land You in Jail

The holiday season is here, which means that adults are probably going to have invitations to office Christmas parties and other festive occasions. If you are planning on attending any of these, you need to properly prepare so that you don't have to face the decision about whether you are sober enough to drive or not. Typically, it is best to plan for a ride home than it is to face a drunk driving charge.

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Rape Charges Can Stem from Various Situations

Anytime you have sexual contact with someone, you must have that person's consent. There is a chance that you might face criminal charges if you don't.

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Collateral Consequences Make Life Difficult

Felony charges are a complex undertaking because of the impacts they can have on the defendant if they're convicted of them.

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Felony Charges: What You Need to Know

Every state has different categories of crimes depending on their level of seriousness. In Kentucky and Tennessee, the three categories of crimes are infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies, ranging from least to most serious.

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Bowling Green Man Faces Child Sex Abuse Charges

A child sexual abuse charge is very serious. A person who is charged with child sexual abuse faces harsh penalties under Kentucky law. The penalties vary depending on a number of factors, such as the age of the child, the child’s injuries, and the alleged offender’s criminal history.

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Do the Police Have a Right to Look at Your Phone?

You had no idea that your new girlfriend or boyfriend was underage -- until their parents called the police and complained about your relationship.

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Know Your Options for Plea Bargains in Your Case

Many criminal cases are resolved through the use of plea deals. Reaching one of these requires you to have a basic knowledge of the criminal justice system and the applicable codes.

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Problem with Breath Test Equipment Is Raising Red Flags

Most people know that breath tests are one of the primary tools police officers use to determine whether a driver is legally intoxicated.

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Sexual Assault Charges Are Often a Catch-All Option

Many people don't understand the wide scope of things that are considered illegal sexual contact. Laws against sexual assault encompass a vast array of situations, some of which people might think aren't illegal.

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