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Tampering with Physical Evidence in Kentucky

There was a shooting in the Smoketown neighborhood of Louisville, in recent weeks.  The shooter has been arrested.  One of the charges against him often accompanies a homicide as well as many other felony charges.  That charge is Tampering with Physical Evidence.  Tampering with Evidence in Kentucky in a Class D felony if it involves […]

Should You Voluntarily Turn Yourself in to Police?

WDRB 41 recently reported that a man turned himself in after being wanted for attempted murder in Elizabethtown.  He allegedly fired shots toward someone after a domestic dispute.  This brings up an interesting question, “Should you voluntarily turn yourself in to police?” As with many legal questions, the answer is: It depends. If you’ve been […]

Alexa and Your Private Information

The Fifth Amendment provides each of us with a Constitutional protection against self-incrimination.  This is a foundation for an assumed right to personal privacy.  Unfortunately, Alexa (and possibly other home automation devices) may give the authorities an unintended and unauthorized opportunity to monitor our conversations, in the privacy of our homes, without a subpoena.  As […]

New Albany Murder Conviction

In 2015, Noah Nevil severely beat a man, then set the house on fire to cover his tracks.  Allegedly, the two men were friends.  Earlier this week, he received a murder conviction after a jury trial in New Albany, Indiana. I recently posted about the differences between murder and manslaughter.  One of the primary differences is […]

Human Bones Found Could Still Lead to Murder Charges

Human bones were found under an abandoned mobile home in Worthville, Kentucky.  This is in Carroll County, northeast of Louisville.  Wave 3 TV reported the story.  According to one of the people who were interviewed, the trailer has been abandoned for about five (5) years.  Regardless of how long the remains have been there, they […]

Difference Between Murder and Manslaughter

A story is developing about a 22-year old woman’s death in Germantown.  The woman’s body was found with a fatal gunshot wound.  Originally, police were treating it as a death investigation.  Now, they’ve upgraded it to a murder investigation. Have you ever wondered about the difference between murder and manslaughter? Homicide is basically the taking […]

Police Lose Evidence

There’s a saying I often use as experienced criminal defense lawyer, “It doesn’t matter what they think.  It only matters what they can prove.”  Under normal circumstances, proving allegations of criminal activity and/or criminal charges usually involves evidence.  However, what happens when the police lose evidence they plan to use against you? In a recent […]

Can Juveniles Receive the Death Penalty?

Wave 3 news has reported on an important development regarding a Louisville murder case.  The decision has been made in that case by the Juvenile Court that while the crimes were committed while the defendant was a minor, they are serious enough to transfer to the Jefferson Circuit Court and are going to be tried as […]

Lawyer Ethics Should Mean Something

As a skilled trial lawyer, I believe in the importance of the oath I took.  When it comes to legal issues, lawyer ethics should mean something.  The law allows for a vigorous defense of your client’s rights and freedom.  I understand what it means to get right up to the red line, without crossing over […]

Kentucky Murder Trials Can Take Years

WDRB.com ran a story today about how a man arrested in 2013 and charged in the death of Paul Barber was found not guilty.  The arrest was 5 years ago.  Kentucky murder trials can take years to conclude.  When you hire a criminal defense attorney, you need to be sure he/she has the willpower and […]