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Murder Suspect Caught During a Vehicle Search

As a Louisville criminal defense attorney, I’ve advised clients for nearly thirty (30) years that the long arm of the law can grab you when you least expect it.  A murder suspect was caught during a vehicle search.  The man was actually wanted for murder in Arkansas.  The car was initially being searched because officers […]

Pulaski County Drug Arrest

I’ve written at length about the need for police officers to obtain a warrant before entering a home or business.  Your 4th Amendment right against illegal search and seizure protects you from law enforcement entering your premises, without your permission.  In many cases, defendants decide to voluntarily allow them to enter.  This effectively surrenders your […]

Grayson County Marijuana Arrest

Normally, a pot bust may not make significant news.  The fact that a Grayson County marijuana arrest actually occurred, is notable.  Why might you ask?  The answer is that according to Kentucky State Police 2018 records, there were zero marijuana arrests in 2018.  So, when a lengthy investigation results in a raid on a home, […]

LMPD Seized 15,000 Ecstasy Pills

The 1st Division Impact Unit of LMPD seized 15,000 ecstasy pills, 2 pounds of meth, $25,000 in cash and several firearms.  They arrested 2 men, one of whom was a convicted felon.  While this case will slowly begin working its way through the criminal justice system, a Louisville criminal defense attorney will be working quickly. […]

Bowling Green Drug Arrest

WBKO ran a story describing a Bowling Green drug arrest.  The defendant was in an apartment when the police showed up based on a tip.  They smelled marijuana coming from the unit.  Residents had complained about potential drug deals. When asked, the man consented to a police search of his residence.  As a result, police […]

Juvenile Murdered in the Portland Neighborhood

A 15-year old boy was fatally shot allegedly by two other teenagers.  A second victim was also shot.  The two teens have been arrested by LMPD.  The first is age 15 and the second is only 13 years old.  The juvenile murdered in the Portland neighborhood is another tragedy in a year marked with many […]

Richmond Drug Arrest

Law enforcement has been heavily focused on making drug arrests throughout Central and Eastern Kentucky.  A comment in a recent news report about a Richmond drug arrest caught my eye.  As a Louisville criminal defense attorney, I spend a tremendous amount of time reviewing evidence.  Part of the reason is to figure out what the […]

Hit-and-Run Results in a Reckless Homicide Charge

An 8-year old boy recently died after being hit by a car while he was trying to get mail from his family’s mailbox.  The collision happened on KY 259 South, in Hardinsburg, Kentucky.  The driver refused to stop, but was arrested shortly after the police were called.  Let’s explore why this hit-and-run results in a […]

Indicted by a Grand Jury

A man died from multiple gunshot wounds in July.  The alleged shooter was indicted by a Grand Jury for the murder.  Interestingly, the defendant was also connected to a 2018 murder and robbery. Now, before you get angry because this man was back on the streets, there are many potential factors that may have gone […]

Fatal Shooting in Henderson, Kentucky

Not every gun-related death will result in murder or manslaughter charges.  A recent fatal shooting in Henderson, Kentucky (near Evansville) resulted in a teenager being arrested on multiple, assault charges.  One person died.  A second remains in critical condition.  The third person injured was just released from a local hospital. According to new stories, there […]