An Alford plea in Kentucky is a type of guilty plea where the criminal defendant does not actually admit to committing the crime. Rather the defendant maintains their innocence but still chooses to plead guilty because the prosecution has significant evidence against them.
In Kentucky, the concept of a Persistent Felony Offender (PFO) is created by Kentucky Revised Statute 532.080 which authorizes additional punishment for people who are at least twenty-one (21) years of age and have been convicted of multiple felonies within a given time period.
Kentucky uses a point system to asses traffic offense, like speeding and reckless driving. A traffic violation can result in points being assessed against a person’s license. The number of points on a person’s license can affect how much that person will pay for insurance.
Most crimes in Kentucky require a prosecutor to prove the Defendant had the correct mental state to commit the crime, which is commonly intentional, wanton, reckless, and negligent. There are crimes that do not require a mental state, those are call strict liability. Strict Liability means that if you do the required guilty act them you have completed the crime in Kentucky