Despite several states legalizing marijuana for medicinal or recreational use, Kentucky has not followed suit. There have been multiple efforts by Senator Perry Clark to change the recreational marijuana laws, but none have succeeded thus far. A bill was signed into law in 2014 to allow certain patients to use a non-psychoactive component of marijuana known as cannabidiol oil for medicinal purposes. Despite this law, patients have struggled to get access to the drug.
According to NBC News, 95 percent of Americans own a cell phone, and people across Kentucky know how integral these devices are in day-to-day life. Carrying so much personal information around in a purse or pocket does come with some protections, and it is important to know and understand a citizen's rights in case of becoming the focus of a criminal investigation.
When many people think about drunk driving charges, they probably think alcohol. While much of Kentucky used to be dry, there are fewer dry counties and the state has seen a large increase in the use of alcohol.
With the Memorial Day weekend approaching, drivers in the Elizabethtown area may see additional police patrols. The Memorial Day weekend is often called the unofficial start of summer, and the long, three-day weekends frequently are targets of law enforcement, as traffic violations and crashes frequently increase. More Kentucky State Police, Hardin County Sheriff's Office vehicles and local police departments are likely to be on the roads looking for minor violations and for potential DUIs.
A new crime bill has passed the Kentucky legislature and become law. It increases penalties for anyone "trafficking" fentanyl and heroin and removes the "peddler distinction" that reduced punishment for many addicted to these drugs. Instead, it makes even sharing among addicts any amount of heroin a Class C felony, which carries a five- to ten-year sentence.
Americans love convenience. From using a drive-thru at a fast food restaurant to pick up dinner to watching movies on our smart phones and allowing Netflix suggests the movies we watch, technology is becoming more and more all encompassing. Security cameras help protect us and traffic cameras alert us to accidents and road congestion.
When someone has never dealt with the criminal system, they may be a bit naïve about the subject. Of course, that naivety comes from a good place – they genuinely have done nothing wrong and feel as though laying out all the information they have will ultimately show their innocence.
Being accused of stealing here Kentucky can have a lot of significant implications. For one, it could lead to a person facing theft by unlawful taking charges.
It's rarely expected. You find yourself driving along, minding your own business, when suddenly, you see bright, flashing lights in your rear-view mirror. You are shocked when the light approach and instead of passing your vehicle, they pull in behind your vehicle. Why are they pulling you over and what should you do?
Very few people intend on driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, but that one mistake in judgment can result in criminal charges. Being arrested and charged with a DUI should be taken very seriously, as the consequences can be harsh - even for a first offense.