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Our law firm is a small-town, general practice located in Richmond, Kentucky (Madison County) with more than 40 years of legal experience. We are local lawyers dedicated to providing aggressive representation and personal service to our clients. Whether you're dealing with a devastating injury or loss, facing criminal charges or a variety of other legal issues, we will fight to protect your rights.   

3-2-2020

Commonwealth v. N.S.


Charge: 2 CASES - ASSAULT 4TH DEGREE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (NO VISIBLE INJURY) AND ASSAULT 4TH DEGREE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (MINOR INJURY)  

 

First Case - Client was alleged to have smacked his wife across the face causing her to fall to the floor, no visible injury was identified by the officer. Second Case- Client was alleged to have twisted the arm of his wife causing her to fall to the floor, the officer observed red marks on the arm of the wife. After further investigation into the cases, it was determined that the wife was highly intoxicated and was the aggressor on both occasions. She ultimately admitted that the accusations were false. 

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Result: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED

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2-20-2020


Commonwealth v. K.P.


Felony Indictment: TRAFFICKING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE (HEROIN), TRAFFICKING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (>2GMS METHAMPHETAMINE), TRAFFICKING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 3RD DEGREE, DRUG PARAPHERNALIA AND DUI 1ST OFFENSE   

 

Client was found passed out in a parking lot with her vehicle running and in gear. Client was arrested for DUI. After client was arrested police officers searched the vehicle of Client without permission and found heroin, methamphetamine, scales and cash. 

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Result: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED

2-5-2020

Commonwealth v. B.D.


Charge: THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING $500 OR MORE BUT UNDER $10,000 (CLASS D FELONY)

 

Client was was detained by Loss Prevention at his place of employment. Client was accused of stealing more than $400 worth of Merchandise and consuming more than $100 worth of food without paying for it.  

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Result: AMENDED TO MISDEMEANOR AND DIVERTED TO BE DISMISSED 

2-5-2020

Commonwealth v. I.O.


Charge: WANTON ENDANGERMENT 1ST DEGREE (CLASS D FELONY) and TERRORISTIC THREATENING 3RD DEGREE (CLASS A MISDEMEANOR)

 

Client was alleged to have been involved in a dispute with 3 of his employees. One of the employees accused client of pointing a loaded handgun in the face of another employee and threatening to kill him. When police arrived they found a loaded handgun laying in open view which matched the description of the handgun alleged to have been used by our client. We acquired video which contradicted the allegations of the employee who made the report and the employee who was alleged to have been threatened was interviewed by our investigators (police did not bother to interview him) and claimed that these events never occurred.

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Result: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED

Judicial Branch announces plan to resume limited in-person court services starting June 1st

5-19-2020

Today the Supreme Court provided guidance on jury trials in Administrative Order 2020-40, dated May 19, 2020, and effective June 1, 2020. The complete order can be found here and the highlights are below:

  • Jury trials shall be postponed and rescheduled for no sooner than August 1, 2020.

  • Grand jury proceedings may begin effective June 1, 2020.

  • Cases where the 60-day period in RCr 5.22(3) or an extension thereof was tolled by operation of Administrative Order 2020-28 must be presented to the grand jury on or before July 30, 2020.

  • Existing grand jury panels may be extended at the discretion of the court, subject to the 20-day limitation set out in AP Part II, Sec. 19(3).  

  • If an existing grand jury panel cannot be extended, the order provides guidance on how to orient a new jury panel. 

  • Jurors who are ill, caring for someone who is ill, in a high-risk category, unable to wear a facial covering, or who will suffer further economic loss as a result of jury service shall have their service postponed or excused. 

  • Strict health and safety requirements – including mandatory use of facial coverings by jurors, social distancing and disinfecting – must be followed for all grand jury proceedings.

Judicial Branch announces plan to resume limited in-person court services starting June 1st

5-18-2020

On May 15, 2020,  two weeks after announcing that the Judicial Branch had formed three task forces to determine how to gradually resume in-person court services, the Supreme Court has released its reopening plan.

“Our priority is to implement a limited, phased reopening that will allow greater access to the courts while keeping court personnel and the public safe through social distancing and other precautions,” Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. said in an email today to the justices, judges, circuit court clerks and court personnel who serve the Judicial Branch.

Shared Parenting During COVID-19

5-11-2020


Do I have to follow my parenting schedule during the COVID-19 pandemic?

As more parents are going back to work in fields with potential exposure to COVID-19, everyone is asking this question right now. Generally, the answer is YES.

Parents are required to follow all existing court orders, whether they agree with them or not.  If a parent fails to follow a court order, even during an emergency, they could be held in contempt of court, which could mean jail time, paying attorney fees, and any other sanctions the court finds appropriate.  

Supreme Court issues additional guidance on handling court matters during pandemic

4-24-2020

The Supreme Court has provided additional guidance this week on how court matters are to be handled during the COVID-19 pandemic. The two orders, issued April 23 and April 24, are in effect through May 31, 2020.

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