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When does search and seizure violate the Fourth Amendment?

Search and seizure is a popular topic across many forms of entertainment, and yet you probably do not fully understand the process. Although popular TV shows might depict officers searching anyone's person or property for whatever reasons they deem necessary, police must adhere to the U.S. Constitution's Fourth Amendment, which gives you protection from unreasonable intrusion by government officials. 

Defining "reasonable and prudent" speed

Many in Richmond may question the decision to seek compensation following a car accident, believing that auto insurance coverage makes such action unnecessary. Yet in many cases, insurance coverage is not enough to cover all of the costs of an accident, particularly when fatalities are involved (which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported as occurring in 834 cases in Kentucky alone in 2016). Yet seeking action following a car accident first requires assigning liability to one of the parties involved. 

Understanding Kentucky's criminal attempt law

To most in Richmond, defining criminal activity is likely relatively simple: you either committed a crime, or you did not. Why, then, do some come to us here at Shumate, Flaherty, Eubanks & Baechtold facing criminal charges for circumstances in which no crime was actually committed? Kentucky law allows officials to charge you with a crime it is believed you were going to commit one. In such a case, the determination of your guilt or innocence comes down to a question of intent. 

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