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How can my child defend themselves against drug possession?

If you have grown children, you will know that as much as you would like to protect them, they have their own free will and they make mistakes. Young adults who are attending college or have recently moved out of the family home frequently experiment with new things, and in doing so they may become involved in illegal drugs.

If your child has been accused of possessing illegal drugs in Kentucky, it's completely understandable if you are concerned. You will naturally want to do everything you can to help your child defend themselves from this accusation so that they can get their life back on track and avoid harsh consequences. The following are some of the most common ways in which those accused of drug possession can defend themselves.

Deputy suffers serious injuries in head-on crash

When a person isn't paying attention and crosses the centerline, they put other drivers at risk. They may cause a head-on collision, which is one of the worst that you can be involved in.

That's what happened in this case, according to a report from Mar. 12. The crash in Kentucky happened when a man crossed the center yellow line. It was then that he entered the path of a Warren County deputy and hit the officer head-on.

New barriers could help prevent head-on crashes on New Circle

Crashes happen. It's a normal part of life and something that most people will go through at least once. The majority of cases will be mild, but some people will end up in collisions that are so significant that they see major changes in their lives.

Sometimes, there are changes that can be made to the environment to reduce the likelihood of such significant crashes happening. Take, for example, the high number of collisions that take place on New Circle Road in Lexington. The median barrier that is currently in place prevents crossover collisions between Richmond Road and Old Frankfort Pike. Unfortunately, many collisions happen just before that barrier begins.

You may be able to get workers' compensation for the Coronavirus

You are a nurse and love your job. You get to come into contact with so many patients that you truly get to know your community and the people who live there. There are hazards that come up in your job, though, and it sometimes seems thankless. You put in many hours, but the number of people who need help never seems to subside.

The news of a pandemic can make you worry that you could be exposed to a serious illness, and you're right to be concerned. In situations like those involving the present-day Coronavirus, you may worry that exposure could lead to severe illness or death. If you need to take time off work to recover, it could be hurtful to you financially as well.

Focus on this in child custody negotiations

Child custody terms can be challenging to work through. You and your ex might have very different ideas of what's best for the children, but you need to come to agreements for the parenting plan. It is all too easy to go into the situation with a determination to make everything happen your way, but this isn't likely going to happen.

Instead of focusing on what you want, you have to open your mind. Be willing to think about how the things your ex is asking for might impact the children. You may have to evaluate certain aspects of the parenting plan to determine whether they're truly worth fighting over. You might realize that things that don't affect the child's safety aren't really that important.

A criminal conviction can ruin your life

Have you been arrested? If so, you need to take it seriously. Depending on the charges and on your own circumstances, a conviction on your record can have devastating long-term consequences. This is not the time to be cavalier about your predicament.

For instance, a young person who receives financial aid to attend college could find they are no longer eligible for this aid if they get convicted on drug charges. Drug convictions can also permanently bar you from a host of other things like:

  • Living in public housing
  • Working as a commercial driver
  • Getting or retaining professional licensing to work in certain fields like medicine, education or the law
  • Holding public office

Finding ways to work with an uncooperative co-parent

People who are going through a divorce might not be able to stand each other but they need to be able to work as a team to raise the children even after the marriage ends. This isn't always possible because some people hold on to the hurt and negative feelings associated with the split.

Trying to work with an uncooperative ex can make the situation very difficult. You have options for making things a bit less stressful. One of the first things that you'll have to do is evaluate the involvement that your ex has with raising the children.

Is a Kentucky expungement the solution to your criminal record?

One simple mistake that constitutes a criminal act can have a permanent impact on your life. Whether you plead guilty or get convicted of an offense, the Kentucky courts will generate a criminal record associated with your offense. Every time a prospective educator, landlord or employer holds a background check, they will see your criminal record, potentially impacting the decision that they make about you.

Criminal records help protect the public by ensuring that people know if they are living near or working with someone with a dangerous background. Unfortunately, criminal records can also negatively impact those who oppose very little or no threat to society. If you have a Class D felony or misdemeanor crime on your criminal record, you may be eligible for a Kentucky expungement, which could drastically improve the options available to you in life.

Semitruck crash victims have 1 year to seek compensation

Semitrucks play a critical role in this nation's commerce. Most truckers on the road take pride in the safety record they have. Unfortunately, there are some out there who are just behind the wheel to make money as quickly as possible, even if that means they have to drive negligently.

Unsafe truckers can cause accidents that injure innocent people. These injuries can be severe, and sometimes fatal. For the people who are injured in these cases, expensive medical care and costly time off work are often part of life.

Learn how to move on after a devastating divorce

Going through a divorce is a challenging situation even when you want the split, but it is even more difficult when you thought everything was fine with the marriage. A devastating divorce brings up logistical challenges, such as figuring out who gets what, but it also means you have to deal with the emotional impacts.

When the divorce comes up suddenly, you might feel like you are disoriented. It might not really make sense to you, and your whole life might begin to feel like a lie. You may wonder what parts of your life have been the truth and what hasn't been.

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