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Kentucky Law Enforcement Officer in Need of A Criminal Defense

The complexity of today’s criminal laws can make it easy for even normally law-abiding citizens to run afoul of them. False allegations, such as frequently occur in domestic assault cases, may result in the filing of a criminal charge.

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Serious Long-Term Consequences May Begin with A Vehicle Search

A traffic violation usually results in a lot of grumbling about having to pay penalties because you forgot to activate your turn signal. Sometimes, however, being stopped by the police can end with serious misdemeanor or felony charges because of what police find during a search of the vehicle.

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Criminal Conviction May Be Pursued Based upon Information in Book

Criminal defense attorneys frequently advise their clients not to give statements to the police because those statements can be used to convict the person of a criminal charge. It should go without saying that if making statements to the police is not a good idea, then putting them into a book and publishing it has got to be one of the worst ideas ever.

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Dry Counties in Kentucky May See Increase in Felony Drug Charges

Dry counties in Kentucky, which are those that currently prohibit the sale of alcohol, may be contributing to the proliferation of methamphetamine labs. A study shows an increase in the production of methamphetamine in dry counties as opposed to counties that do not restrict alcohol sales. This has increased drug arrests and felony drug charges in dry counties.

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Kentucky Police Using Computer Forensics in Sex Crimes Cases

The Commonwealth of Kentucky has committed money and other resources to target individuals for investigation for possession of child pornography. According to state police officials, sex crimes of this type have increased tremendously with more people using their computers and the Internet to sell, view or download illegal materials depicting children.

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Indecent Exposure Is a Sex Crime

Sex crimes can take many different forms, including rape, sexual abuse, and incest. In the state of Kentucky, indecent exposure is also a sex crime. Although indecent exposure may not seem as serious as some of the other sex crimes, it can still have very serious consequences.

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What is "Wanton Endangerment" in Kentucky?

Crimes have different mental states associated with them as defining elements. Murder, for example, requires intent on the part of the person committing the act of homicide, while negligent homicide involves a killing that is unintentional. There are some crimes that fall in between negligence and intent. One of these is what Kentucky law calls "wanton endangerment".

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Multiple Offenses Start with A Drunk Driving Charge

It is not unusual for police to stop someone on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, but the final result is an arrest on multiple offenses. This is what happened recently when Kentucky State Police stopped a woman on suspicion of drunk driving. The DUI charge was soon joined by endangering the welfare of a minor because of her 16-month-old charge being in the vehicle and other charges related to syringes found the woman is claimed to have had in her possession.

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Skillful Representation to Fight False Accusations of Sex Crimes

Depending upon the circumstances, sometimes, it just takes allegations of sexual misconduct or sexual assault to cause damage to reputation. Aggressive prosecution is just one aspect of sex crimes that makes it clear that the state of Kentucky takes these crimes very seriously. A sex crimes conviction can result in significant penalties imposed by a court including serving time in prison.

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Kentucky Sex Crimes Statutes Eliminate Traditional Defenses

There have been dramatic changes through the years in how society views marriage, gender equality and the relationship of women and men. Nowhere is this more evident than in revisions that have been made in state sex crimes laws.

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