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Criminal Charges

January 10, 2024
Pleading the 5th Amendment

What Does “Taking the 5th” Really Mean?

The Fifth Amendment actually includes several individual rights in both criminal and civil litigation. But most people know it as a right against making self-incriminating statements, or more simply the “right to remain silent.”
November 10, 2023
felony and misdemeanor charges in kentucky

Felony & Misdemeanor Charges in Kentucky

Not all crimes are created equal, and how they are charged and prosecuted is certainly not the same. Most States and the Federal system divide crimes into several categories depending on the seriousness of the crime involved
June 10, 2023
Criminal Appeal in Kentucky

Criminal Appeal

Appeals are a right for any defendant. Learn when and how you can access your right to appeal during a criminal court proceeding.
May 10, 2023
Criminal Sentencing in Kentucky

Criminal Sentencing

After entry of a plea or conviction at trial, a criminal case moves to sentencing. Sentencing is the specific sanctions or punishments that are ordered for […]
April 10, 2023
Pretrial and trial on criminal charges in Kentucky

Pretrial & Trial

This is the period after an indictment by the grand jury and before a hearing or plea takes place. Pretrial discovery and pretrial motions happen during […]
February 10, 2023
preliminary hearing for criminal cases in kentucky

The Preliminary Hearing

A preliminary hearing is a legal proceeding where the district court judge decides if there is enough evidence to send a defendant’s charges to the grand […]