Criminal Defense Blog

What Makes a Top DUI Lawyer in Kentucky?

DUI lawyers, like many things, come in various forms. Some DUI lawyers are known for their ‘take no prisoner’ aggressive style. They challenge everything from the obvious to the questionable. Then there are the ‘plea only’ DUI lawyers – the ones that no matter how good the case for their client will try to convince… read more

The Sanctuary of the Home

At some point in grade school, we all learned about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. We learned about the freedom of speech, religion, and the right to vote. However, it seems that there are some police officers that struggle with the protection that the 4th Amendment offers. The plain text of the 4th… read more

Comfort in the Courtroom Part II

Being familiar with the courthouse staff and the local procedures makes handling a case substantially easier for an attorney. If your attorney knows who to talk to and what to ask for, the anxiety brought on by being in unfamiliar territory is minimal. However, even if your attorney knows everyone in the courthouse, plays golf… read more

Northern Kentucky DUI Arraignment Process

In Northern Kentucky, there are three counties that I primarily practice in. They are Boone, Kenton, and Campbell counties. In this entry, I want to share what a DUI arraignment primarily consists of and how they differ from county to county. In Kenton County: arraignments are held in Room 1A of the Kenton County Justice… read more

Kentucky DUI and Interlock

In this entry, I’ll touch on the issues surrounding a first offense DUI charge as it relates to a pre-trial license suspension. We’ll look at when they happen by statute, how a judge can suspend your license even when the law doesn’t require it, and what can a person do if their license is suspended… read more

Is an OVI or DUI serious?

You bet it is. On a first offense it is punishable for up to 180 days in jail, 3 year license suspension, 5 years probation, 6 points on your license, privileges can be with restrictions like DUI plates and a breath testing device in your car, up to a $1000 fine, plus court costs and… read more

How to win an OVI case

To start, it is best not to be filmed driving like a drunk person. This means that if you are pulled over for speeding no more then 10 miles an hour over the limit, a burned out light on your car, expired tags, not using a turn signal, etc. you are on the right track…. read more

The value of comfort in the courtroom – Part 1 (Presentation)

Many attorneys go through law school, pass the bar, and practice for years without ever stepping foot in a courtroom. The idea of standing in front of a judge and jury is absolutely terrifying for many attorneys. Then, there are attorneys who did not know that they would end up in the criminal field. They… read more

What are the treatment requirements for an Ohio resident that is Convicted of a Kentucky DUI?

In this second part of a two-part blog I will look at the treatment requirements for Ohio drivers that are convicted of a DUI in Kentucky. A first offense DUI conviction in Kentucky carries with is a mandatory treatment requirement. The statute provides that a person can face up to 90-days of treatment. The process… read more

The “Legal Limit” in Ohio – The truth about the A1A section

The common belief is that if you are operating a vehicle under the “legal limit” that you cannot get charged with an OVI. The fact of the matter is, you can be under the “legal limit” and still be charged with an OVI depending on the circumstances surrounding your arrest. How Is This Possible? The… read more