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Points On Your License Can Result In Serious Complications

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When a police officer pulls you over to give you a ticket, you might feel comfortable simply paying the fine. However, paying a ticket or pleading guilty to traffic offenses can negatively impact you in the long term. Usually, paying a ticket means you plead guilty to the traffic offense. If you do not… Read More »

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Robbery Crimes In Kentucky

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Being accused of robbery in Kentucky is a serious thing. A robbery charge carries serious possible consequences. If you have been accused of robbery in Kentucky, it is best that you discuss your case with a qualified criminal defense attorney. It’s in your best interest to avoid handling your case on your own. An… Read More »

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The Intent And Mental State Requirement In Criminal Cases

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Usually, an act is considered a crime when the person committing it intended to do something that the state legislature or Congress considers wrong. In other words, in most cases, an act is regarded as a crime if the person committing it had criminal intent. Another word for criminal intent is “mens rea,” which… Read More »

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Factors That Can Lead To Mistaken Eyewitness Identifications

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Eyewitness identifications are crucial in the investigation and prosecution of crimes. Many people believe eyewitness testimony is among the most reliable types of evidence in criminal cases. However, the truth is that eyewitnesses make mistakes, some of which can have devastating consequences. For example, mistaken eyewitness identifications are a leading cause of wrongful convictions…. Read More »

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Common Prosecution Tactics In Kentucky Domestic Violence Cases

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Being charged with domestic violence can result in long-lasting consequences. Therefore, you need to reach out to a skilled criminal defense lawyer if you stand accused of domestic violence. If you are being charged with domestic violence, you should know that the prosecutor’s primary goal is to convict you. And the tactics prosecutors use… Read More »

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Understanding The Concept Of Probable Cause

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In the U.S., the police must have probable cause in order to perform a search and seizure or arrest someone. Also, a police officer needs probable cause to get a warrant. Failure to adhere to this rule may lead to the illegal collection of evidence or an unlawful arrest. If an officer performs an… Read More »

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Two Ways Of Defending Criminal Charges: Disputing The Prosecution’s Case And Affirmative Defenses

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If you are facing criminal charges, the first thing you need to do is retain a skilled criminal defense attorney. After you retain an attorney, they will assess your case to understand the charges against you. Then, they will determine the best defense strategy to use. A criminal defense attorney can either dispute the… Read More »

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Manslaughter Charges In Kentucky

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All charges stemming from the loss of life, including manslaughter charges, are quite serious. In Kentucky, to be specific, the crime of manslaughter is taken quite seriously, and there are harsh penalties for people convicted of this violent crime. If you are facing manslaughter charges in Kentucky, you need to reach out to a… Read More »

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Things Police Officers Can And Cannot Do

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According to statistics, about one percent of all police officers commit misconduct in a given year. When you think of police misconduct, you probably think about things such as torture or police brutality. However, police misconduct encompasses more than just brutality and torture. Police misconduct involves any unethical or illegal activities that police officers… Read More »

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Basics On Plea Bargaining

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Criminal prosecution involves several stages. One of these stages is the “plea bargaining” stage. In most cases, plea bargains take the form of either reduced charges, a reduced sentence, or both, in exchange for a guilty plea. But a plea bargain can also involve a defendant pleading “no contest.” Below is a more in-depth… Read More »

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