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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can I set up a payment plan after my court date?

I was going 84 in a 45, while this is not my first ticket, and that ticket never counted against my license and I did traffic school, I’m not sure what to expect. Since this ticket is not prepayable, can I set up a payment plan after court?

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Jul 19, 2021

The court will generally give you a few months to pay fines and costs. You can make partial payments if you want. If you’re in a really big bind you can ask the judge for even more time to pay your fines and costs

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: My girlfriend is currently facing a murder charge as well as possession of a firearm by a felon.

#1-In a murder case can circumstantial evidence be enough to get a conviction at trial?

#2-Can a person charged with possession of handgun by a convicted felon get a conviction by trial if the police never found the person charged with a handgun?

#3-Can a conviction be given to... Read more »

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Jul 16, 2021

1. Yes

2. I am not sure what that means

3. Not sure what that means

4. Only if they had shot a gun within the last few house. They could be tested for gunshot residue.

5. Yes

6. Less likely but still possible, Murder cases tend to have tons of evidence -...
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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: From Tennessee and ticket for going 92 in 70. Also improper left lane use and following too closely. Hire attorney?

I was also cited for failure to notify dmv of moving from Ohio to Nashville but I just moved last month. I’m worried about the points being added to my record. Should I hire an attorney?

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Jul 9, 2021

It depends what county you’re in but hiring attorney for any speeding ticket over 20 mph over is typically worth it because you can get a reduced charged or possibly a County Attorney or state traffic school diversion program. Having a local attorney is much easier than trying to do it yourself... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: I have a bench warrant in jeff co for not appearing in court. I was pulled over and sited first for speeding in Spencer.

Then pulled over they ticketed me with driving on susp (for failure to appear) no proof ins and exp reg in someone else's car failed to appear

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Jul 9, 2021

I’m not sure what your question is but you need to hire an attorney and get these bench warrants taken care of. You don’t want to get arrested or lose your license over things that can’t be taken care of in court.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: got pulled over going 115 in a 70 allegedly and i live out of state. what should i expect in court?
Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Jul 9, 2021

In Kentucky you will likely expect an offer that includes pleading guilty to a charge of speeding 26 mph greater. Your license in Kentucky would be subject to a probation or suspension hearing. Since you’re out of state you could also face restrictions through your state department of... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: A gun was pulled on me while I was painting the inside of a house..a gun was pulled on me outside when I was leaving

As I was walking towards the door and down the steeps and to my truck I turned around and a gun was pointed at me buy the grandfather..as i was walling towards the door my equipment was there as I leaned down to get my equipment the lady pushed me and said don't touch my paint..As I walked to... Read more »

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Jul 6, 2021

It sounds like you did the right thing by calling the sheriffs department. What is your legal question?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: In indiana will a federal charge be removed at the age of 18
Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Jul 2, 2021

Charges are typically not “removed”

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: My moms in Adair county KY jail has been since April 30th 2021 she has a bond of 10,000 but she has not been indicted

Want to get her out what do I do

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Jul 1, 2021

Hire an experienced criminal defense attorney and have them file a 60 day motion for her release.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: State Kentucky what do you think he will be sentenced?

State Kentucky what do you think he will be sentenced? During the search, the following items were seized:

• a baggie of suspected methamphetamine weighing approximately 75.5 grams,

• a baggie of suspected methamphetamine weighing approximately 1.1 grams,

• a baggie... Read more »

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Jun 30, 2021

Offers on cases can vary wildly based on the facts, the record of the defendant the prosecutor and the judge. Obviously this person is looking at felony time but if they have no record at all they still have a chance at probation if they have a past record of drugs they are more likely to do some... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: Reckless driving and speeding in a school zone going 46 when it was 25 posted.

I didn’t know the speed limit was 25 and the cop said I didn’t use my turn signal but I did and as I was turning in the next lane the person started speeding up when I had enough room to turn

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Jun 30, 2021

If you hire a defense attorney they can likely get the reckless driving charge dismissed and they might be able to get the speeding reduced.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Libel & Slander for Kentucky on
Q: Would I be able to sue for emotional distress?

My husbands ex has been harassing me for years now. She’s made numerous fake accounts, she’s threatened me, downloaded text apps to text my husband (he had to get his number changed) she made a fake Facebook and was commenting on photos of my daughter calling her ugly. She made a fake Snapchat... Read more »

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Jun 28, 2021

I will contact your local County Attorney or Police and pursue criminal charges of Harassment and Theft of Identity. You can also hire a civil attorney to write a cease and desist letter to her and if it does not stop you could pursue a lawsuit.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: Will me not getting an epo affect abusers sentence?

I asked about my ex getting a 1st degree strangulation charge a few days ago. When he went to jail I told the police I didn't want to worry about the epo, I just wanted to get my things and leave. But I'm wondering if me not getting it will make the court think differently than if I had... Read more »

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Jun 22, 2021

If there are pending criminal charges that is much more serious than an EPO. The court and the prosecutor will not drop or lower the charges just because you didn’t file for an EPO.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: Just found out about a warrant for non-payment of fines on criminal case. What do I do
Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Jun 7, 2021

You can either have an Attorney look into it for you to see if the Warrant is only about the fines or you can contact the clerks office to see if you can simply pay without being detained.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: I live in Indiana and I have revoking hearing in hardin county Kentucky the 28th this month. I’m not going be able make

I have no car! Will they come get me for misdemeanor missing court? From Indiana ? I’m confused was I final sentence to a misdemeanor or felony charge? Probation

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Jun 5, 2021

Your cases appear to be misdemeanors and you will need to appear for your hearing.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: How do you go about handling black mail and false statements made about you during a divorce?

My husband wants to take my children and my home. He is trying to portray me as unfit.

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Jun 3, 2021

Hire an experienced family law attorney and they will advise you of the best way to reply to his false claims and secure the parenting time and property time you deserve.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: Will I lose my license? This was my first ticket

I was doing 80mph on a 40mph speed limit and got charged for that and got charged for careless driving. I've never gotten a ticket before and this was my first offense. When they pulled me over on the spot they didn't take my license away or have me arrested. And I got a non prepayable... Read more »

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Jun 3, 2021

If you have to plead to that speed you will be subject to a license hearing where you will either get probation or suspension. If you have no record and you have an attorney you have a decent chance at probation rather than license suspension.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can assault 4th degree be dropped?

My husband had surgery last Wednesday and was given opiates for pain. He’s also bipolar and takes his meds religiously. The opiates he was prescribed caused him to be manic and he became aggressive and assaulted me. He is 49 and has no criminal history. What are the chances of these charges being... Read more »

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Jun 2, 2021

Domestic violence charges are not typically dismissed. If you hire an experienced attorney and both of you work with him that will help lessen the charges.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: How come I got Jail time for my first offense shoplifting

I was with my sister and her husband she was the one who scanned everything and I didn't

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Jun 2, 2021

It is not normal to get jail time on your first offense for shoplifting unless it is a very large amount or something else happened. Did you have an experienced private attorney representing you?

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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: Is it a violation of code of ethics for lawyer to start sexual relationship with client after being hired?

The state of Ky charged my ex-bf with assault and wanton endangerment. He hired a lawyer who's also a state senator, began sleeping with her, provided a new vehicle for her to drive, and she's basically living with him. My ex was arrested for violating our DVO and she bailed him out..... Read more »

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Jun 1, 2021

From what you’re stating there could be multiple violations with the Kentucky Bar association.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: Trafficking a controlled substance (meth> 2g) 1st deg. 1st offense, with a persistent felony offender1 in KY jail time

More than 2 grams. Just curious how much jail time we're looking at.

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on May 30, 2021

Persistent felony offender enhances offenses up to two levels. A lot of times you can negotiate a plea deal and get rid of the persistent offender in exchange for plea of guilty. The big hammer with persistent felony offender in the first degree is that some offenses turn into mandatory 10 years... Read more »

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