Felony v. Misdemeanor Charges In Kentucky
Criminal charges in Kentucky are broken up into 2 separate categories; felony and misdemeanor charges. Those 2 categories are further broken depending on the severity of the crime charged. As well as if there are any aggravators for those charges.
Felony Charges in Kentucky
In Kentucky a felony is a crime that is punishable by one year or more in prison. Felonies are broken down in Kentucky to capital offense and Class A, B, C, and D felonies. Continue reading
Pretrial Diversion For Class D Felonies In Kentucky
What is Pretrial Diversion?
The attorneys at Hurst & Hurst would like to inform you about a program for good people who have made a serious mistake but are not habitual criminals. The program is called Pretrial Diversion and if a person is eligible it can allow them to avoid going to prison even if they are actually guilty of the Class D felony they have been charged with. If the program is successfully completed it is even possible to get the charge removed from you criminal record.
Who is Eligible For Pretrial Diversion?
The Steps Of A Criminal Prosecution In Kentucky
Understanding the process of a criminal prosecution is vital to defending a criminal charge and asserting your rights as a defendant. The following is a step by step explanation of what happens from the time a crime is alleged all the way to the trial.
1. How a Criminal Prosecution Begins.
There are three primary ways in which a prosecution is initiated; (1) a police officer files a complaint, (2) a private citizen files a complaint, or (3) an arrest is made without a warrant or Continue reading