Mercer County held it’s 2nd Annual Oktoberfest in historic downtown Harrodsburg last weekend. The festival took over main street from Friday through Sunday. And actually blocked off several blocks of downtown to traffic. There was live music throughout the festival. And the party got kicked off with a large concert and celebration Friday night. Continue reading
Some Driver’s Face Stiffer Penalties Than Others In Kentucky
Penalties for Drivers Younger than 21 Years Old
Younger drivers and commercial drivers can face greater penalties for traffic and driving violations than others in Kentucky. Generally, drivers younger than 21 years old face stiffer penalties than others, and those less than 18 greater still.
For example, drivers younger than 18 years old who receive traffic tickets during their permit or intermediate licensing phases must begin their 180 days of waiting all over again. Beginning from the date of the violation on. Putting them out an additional half a year on getting their license fully.
Drivers younger than 21 years old convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) face complete license suspension. Continue reading
Speeding Out Of State
Traveling and vacations are fun. What is not as much fun are out of state traffic offenses. A traffic offense lawyer at Hurst & Hurst Law can provide out of state residents with the highest caliber legal representation for traffic violations or speeding tickets incurred in Kentucky.
For many out of state visitors it can be difficult to travel back to Kentucky to acquire legal representation. In addition to the multiple court dates for moving violations charged in Kentucky. To help non-residents, our firm works to reduce the number of times you have to travel to Kentucky to resolve any traffic violations. We do not require that clients travel to our office to Continue reading
Hurst & Hurst Lawyers Attend Ethics Training In Richmond, KY
Hurst & Hurst Law attorneys, Rebecca and Daniel Hurst attended an ethics training put on by the Kentucky Justice Association. The event took place on March of 2016, in the University Club at Arlington in Richmond, Kentucky.
The speaker for the event was Pete Gullett, with Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky. Mr. Gullett practiced law in Kentucky for many years before starting his work with Lawyers Mutual. He provided invaluable insight to those in attendance about how to conduct a Continue reading
Suboxone Treatment For Substance Abuse In Kentucky
In modern America you would be hard pressed to find anyone who has never been affected in some way by substance abuse addiction. Most of us have had at least one relative or close friend struggle with substance abuse. Addiction can ruin lives and often leads a person to have an interaction with the legal system. Because Hurst & Hurst often handles the legal problems that result from addiction we try to keep abreast of the available treatment options. One newer treatment option is suboxone treatment.
One of the methods used by healthcare providers to attempt to treat addiction to controlled substances is called Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). In an effort to learn more about MAT, Attorneys Rebecca Hurst and Daniel Hurst attended a seminar February 2016, called “Legal Advocacy and Suboxone” put on by the 50th Judicial Circuit Model Court which took place in Danville, Kentucky. The seminar was attended by Judges, prosecutors, lawyers, social Continue reading
Hurst & Hurst Law Attend Oktoberfest In Downtown Danville, KY
Saturday night found Oktoberfest taking place in Constitution Square, Danville, KY. The downtown festival hosted a variety of German-style food, European beer and live music. All proceeds benefited downtown beautification and revitalization efforts.
For the event on Saturday night open container laws were loosened. However, participants should imbibe responsibly. As such it is always best to drink responsibly. Failing to do so can result in a driving under the influence or public intoxication charge. More so driving under the influence charges in Kentucky carries some heavy penalties and expense.
If you have been charged with DUI in Kentucky you should contact an attorney who specializes in DUI litigation. The attorneys at Hurst & Hurst Law have received specialized training in dealing with DUI charges. They can help you determine the best option for you. If you have been charged with a DUI or have questions regarding a DUI charge contact Hurst & Hurst Law at (859) 209-2101.
What Should I Do If I Have Social Media Accounts And A Legal Case In Kentucky?
It is best to assume that all of your social media accounts will be reviewed as a result of your case. Posts on social are not confidential and can come into all types of legal actions, including family law (like divorce or custody actions), criminal defense, and personal injury (like auto accidents and wrongful death) cases. Therefore, recommend you complete the following steps so your case isn’t negatively affected by social media and/or the internet: Continue reading
DUI Programs In Kentucky
If you plead or are found guilty of Driving Under The Influence in Kentucky you will be required to enter a DUI program for substance abuse. The following are the possible DUI program requirements for driving under the influence as defined by KRS Chapter 189A.
First DUI offense in 5 years
Up to 90 days in an alcohol or substance abuse education or treatment program, and the program shall provide an assessment of the individual’s alcohol or other substance abuse problems at the start of the program
Second DUI offense in 5 years Continue reading
Can Social Media Posts Hurt My Case In Kentucky?
The answer is very simply, yes. Social media posts can negatively affect basically all times of litigation, including personal injury cases, like auto accidents or wrongful death claims; criminal defense cases; and family law cases, like divorce or custody disputes.
The information you post online is not confidential or protected. That information can be used in your case against you OR by another person suing you. As time progresses it becomes more likely that information WILL be used against you.
As more people use social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, legal opponents often review your accounts for evidence to use against you in your case. Or to support their own case. If you think about it, it makes sense. Today people disclose tons of personal and even intimate information online. And that information can be used against you in your case. If you know you have a legal dispute ongoing, the best advice is to stop posting anything on social media until your lawyer tells you otherwise. Also make sure your privacy setting are on the highest possible setting. Continue reading
When Should I Contact A Traffic Offense Lawyer About My Speeding Ticket?
In many instances, it is important for you to have an experienced traffic offense lawyer with you at your initial court appearance. Having an attorney with you then can make a big difference to how your case progresses. While also protecting you from making critical blunders at your arraignment. Traffic offenses include speeding tickets, reckless driving and DUI charges. This means you should contact an attorney as soon as possible after being charged.
Adequate time is needed to investigate the specific facts associated with your situation. As well as to allow your attorney to prepare an appropriate defense. When you contact a lawyer, make sure you have a copy of the citation and the date for your first court hearing. Your attorney will need that to best be able to help you.
If you have questions about a traffic violation or a speeding ticket, or about how an attorney can help you with your traffic ticket contact Hurst & Hurst Law at (859) 209-2101.