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December 2017 Archives

Drunk driver's appeal denied by Supreme Court

Especially at this time of the year people in Kentucky may hear a lot about drunk driving and local law enforcement agencies step up their patrol efforts to nab drunk drivers who refuse to find other means of transportation to attend their holiday events where they will consume alcohol. Many people may also sometimes feel frustrated when they hear stories about these drivers not spending time in jail after they kill or permanently disable someone else.

An unusual type of wreck, but a common concern

Mail trucks are such a normal part of most Kentucky residents' routines that they hardly go noticed when on their everyday routes. This is usually the case, except when one of those trucks becomes involved in an accident with another vehicle. Most are unfamiliar with laws surrounding accidents with mail trucks; some argue that they are immune from traffic laws in totality while others look to a brighter future, where improved truck design could save lives altogether.

Vehicular fatalities in Kentucky

You and your friends and family in Kentucky have no doubt heard your share of reports detailing serious car accidents that result in the loss of human life. Despite better safety features and even accident prevention features built into new automobiles along with strict laws about things like drinking and driving, too many people continue to be killed in senseless wrecks that need not ever happen. Just how many people die every year in car accidents statewide?

Should you consider a plea bargain?

There is often a delicate balance between challenging any criminal accusations made against you and securing the best possible outcome to your case. As is the case in any legal matter in Richmond, the longer a criminal complaint is argued, the more resources are expended (on both sides). Thus, those prosecuting you may be motivated to resolve your case without going to trial. This may open up the door to the potential of a plea bargain. Careful consideration of such an offer may be warranted depending on the circumstances of your case. 

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