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Kentucky Offers Alternatives to Prison in Sex Crimes Cases

A person accused of committing sex crimes in Kentucky faces serious penalties if prosecutors are able to prove that the allegations are true. The state's criminal laws allow a judge to sentence a person to a lengthy prison sentence and to order that the person be registered with the sex offender registry.

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A High-Stakes Felony Accusation Requires a Serious Legal Defense

The hallmark of a felony offense in Kentucky is its more severe punishment when compared to a lesser charge such as a misdemeanor. Anyone who is convicted of a felony can anticipate a lengthy jail sentence as well as the possibility of crippling fines.

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Legal Counsel Can Help to Keep You Off the Sex Offender Registry

It would be naive to think that some crimes or accusations are not viewed by society with added disdain. The difference in punishment and sentences levied out to convicted defendants is an easy method for measuring this difference, but the black mark of a conviction does not necessarily disappear after your fine is paid, probation is lifted or prison sentence is complete.

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Individuals Accused of Sex Crimes Often Prejudged

Allegations of sex crimes can have a lasting effect on your professional and personal life. If they are false accusations, the potential for significant damage to one’s reputation is unfair for anyone so accused.

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With All Facts In, Prosecutor Supports Pardon of Homicide Charge

Media coverage of the recent General Motors recalls has made headlines for the deaths and injuries caused by the undisclosed defects. But at least one person who drove one of the recalled cars has been serving a criminal sentence for negligent homicide.

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Kentucky Man Driving with Child Arrested for DUI

When a serious offense is committed on the road, it can result in license suspension or revocation, fines and even a jail sentence. Drunk driving is just one of these types of charges one can face on the roadways of Kentucky and across the country. Incidents resulting in a collision of some kind or incidents where lives are endangered, especially children, can bring more serious charges to those involved.

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About 4 Percent of Death Row Inmates Are Innocent, Says Study

While the following story is a little bit older, the information it contains is useful today, tomorrow, and really at all times. It shows just how flawed the current criminal justice system is, and it ties in nicely with our last post about criminal exonerations.

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DNA Evidence Leads to Man Being Exonerated of Sex Crime

When someone is accused of committing a sex crime -- we're not even saying convicted, but just the simple accusation of such an act -- their lives can be changed forever. Their friends and family may never look at them the same way, even if they are innocent. Their professional lives could be ruined, if not tainted.

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Heroin Drug Ring Busted in Kentucky, 6 Arrested

Six people in Kentucky were arrested for being involved in a heroin drug dealing ring. Police executed a search warrant of a home where four people lived, and found heroin, marijuana and other drugs, as well as cash and digital scales. Apparently some of the residents of the home would drive out of the state to obtain heroin, and then they would package and sell it.

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Like a Phoenix, Debtors' Prison Rises from Ashes of 1983 Ruling

In 1983, there was a significant ruling made by the Supreme Court. The ruling echoed something that had already been done more than 100 years prior to it -- namely that debtors' prison, which is the idea that a person who can't pay his or her court costs and fines should be jailed, are illegal. But there was a stipulation in the ruling that said if a person had the financial means to pay the fees and fines but refused to pay, then he or she could be thrown in jail.

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