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March 2015 Archives

Is the U.S. criminal justice system broken?

The apparent increase in crimes, especially violent crimes, that took place in the last few decades of the 20th Century led governments at both the state and federal levels to adopt "get-tough" strategies when it comes to sentencing measures. These have included things like “three-strike” laws (such as in Tennessee) and mandatory minimum prison sentences which are meant to take convicted criminals off the streets, sometimes permanently.

Proving drunk driving: What do the numbers really mean?

Ask motorists in Bowling Green, Kentucky, to describe the significance of the number 0.08, and most of them will probably tell you that it represents the legal limit for driving while intoxicated in Kentucky. Not as clear in the minds of many people is how a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 percent works as evidence against a driver facing a DUI charge.

Criminal defense after a street encounter with police

We recently wrote about probable cause being needed by a police officer in order to make a lawful arrest in Bowling Green, Kentucky. An officer lacking probable cause might still be able to stop, question and conduct a limited search of the outer clothing of a person based on a standard known as reasonable suspicion.

How does Kentucky define “stalking?"

Life can be a continual series of balancing acts, in which behaviors that are acceptable up to a point can become unacceptable once that point is passed. When an interest in someone else becomes a fascination, then goes further into an obsession that can lead the object of the attention to feel threatened. This is the subject of multiple Kentucky statutes.

Michael J. Thompson, Attorney at Law

16360 Fort Campbell Blvd.
Oak Grove, KY 42262
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