5th Annual KY BBQ Festival

Hurst & Hurst Law Sponsored The Kentucky State BBQ Festival

The 5th Annual Kentucky State BBQ Festival was held in Constitution Square last weekend in Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky.  The festival benefited the United Way of Kentucky and showcased famed BBQ pit masters from all across the United States.

This years festivities included an approx. 16lb brisket being thrown by one of the barbecuers. The brisket was intentionally thrown and struck and injured another.  The brisket thrower has been  charged criminally for his actions with second degree wanton endangerment, a class A misdemeanor.  This story was picked up nationwide.

Hurst & Hurst Law is a regular sponsor for the local event.  Daniel and Rebecca Hurst attended the festivities on Saturday and made sure to go back for seconds on Sunday afternoon.

Felonies & Misdemeanors In KY

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

Criminal Prosecution In Kentucky

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