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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: If someone is residing in a motel room, staff calls police due to marijuana odor. Police arrive and staff open door.

The police knocked but the elderly resident (65 yr old woman with 0 priors) is in bathroom and takes longer than they like to answer. Hotel staff key door and allow cops in. First question is this legal? They then found (allegedly in plain view) drugs.

Question 2: resident was visiting for... Read more »

Leland Hulbert
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Leland Hulbert
answered on Jan 27, 2023

A person does not have a normal expectation of privacy in a hotel room like they would in their own home so the entry in scenario one sounds legitimate. I would contact the police about the missing property. They have more power and resources to investigate and if they end up charging an employee... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: If someone is residing in a motel room, staff calls police due to marijuana odor. Police arrive and staff open door.

The police knocked but the elderly resident (65 yr old woman with 0 priors) is in bathroom and takes longer than they like to answer. Hotel staff key door and allow cops in. First question is this legal? They then found (allegedly in plain view) drugs.

Question 2: resident was visiting for... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 27, 2023

The entry is probably legal bc of the smell of marijuana but the disposition of her property is clearly not legal. She needs to hire a lawyer and sue Ramada.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: If your incarcerated and going for sentencing in Paducah Ku. Do they go by the indictment paperwork’s or by the duscover

In Paducah Ky

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 25, 2023

Neither. They go by your plea agreement, criminal history and the sentencing guidelines.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: How do I get a vehicle transferred that I purchased and paid in full when the party refuses to complete the transfer?

I paid in full $6000 over a year ago for the vehicle and still can not get a title in my name. After going to the county clerk where the vehicle was purchased I find out it is not even in the person's name that took my money, he is also an attorney. I have ask the county attorney and the... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 25, 2023

Take a criminal complaint against the seller for failing to register the transfer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: How long after shock is decided is someone usually released?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 25, 2023

Usually 7-10 days after decision.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: Do you get arrested at a motion hearing to revoke probation?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 23, 2023

Usually not at motion hour, no. Once they set it for a hearing, you could be arrested at the hearing if you are revoked.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Lemon Law for Kentucky on
Q: I have a case that i wss convicted for in 2009 but i had no one ask me one questions about what happen or anything ?

I was convicted for it but i dont understand why? No one ask me anything

Leland Hulbert
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Leland Hulbert
answered on Jan 20, 2023

You can’t be convicted without a trial, or without pleading guilty for a criminal case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: I did drugs in jail two days later I get out and have to report to court monitoring and failed a drug screen

And I have court today

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 19, 2023

What is your question?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: How likely is shock probation
Leland Hulbert
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Leland Hulbert
answered on Jan 19, 2023

It depends on a lot of factors. The persons charges, the victims, the prosecutor, the judge and the defendants criminal record.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can you help my son?He's in Harlan County Detention center with no bond charged with running from drug court.
Leland Hulbert
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Leland Hulbert
answered on Jan 18, 2023

Your best bet is to do your research and find an experienced. Criminal defense attorney that can help your son. I would look for a local attorney or an attorney in the nearest big city.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: Is it illegal to have hypodermic needles in Perry County Indiana

Drugs

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 16, 2023

No. Not by themselves but it could be if found in conjunction with illegal drugs.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Kentucky on
Q: If I have a warrant In Kentucky can I go to the regional driver’s license office and get an ID card made?
Leland Hulbert
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Leland Hulbert
answered on Jan 16, 2023

I think you may have already asked this question. The general answer is probably. They do not typically have law enforcement to arrest you at the driver license office.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: If I have a BMV warrant block In Ohio can I get a Kentucky state ID
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 12, 2023

Most likely, yes.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: My 20yr old son got a speeding ticket of 96 in a 45 not long ago. He has court next week but just started a new job

We are more worried about him losing his license. He can make the appearance to court but with his travel to and from work is the concern. Thanks

Leland Hulbert
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Leland Hulbert
answered on Jan 11, 2023

He can hire an Attorney to appear on his behalf so he does not have to miss worl.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Estate Planning for Kentucky on
Q: The house I live in was in my exs name, I signed a document stating house was ours til he dies. Can he kick me out?

He bought the house for Me. I've lived here 6 years alone. He's in a separate house.

Leland Hulbert
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Leland Hulbert
answered on Jan 9, 2023

It depends what the terms are in the document you signed stating you both have ownership in the home or the right to live there.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: I owe a lot of restitution and I have a showcase court date what does that mean?
Leland Hulbert
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Leland Hulbert
answered on Jan 8, 2023

It is a show cause court date. That is for you to show how much you have paid and in some cases is for you to show that you’ve paid in full. It depends on your case and the terms you negotiated.

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2 Answers | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can you use medical cannabis while on supervised probation in kentucky?

I am a disabled veteran on low level supervised probation for a non drug related offense. With Governor Beshear recently enacting an executive order to where individuals can use medical cannabis in Ky, I have been diagnosed by the VA with 2 of the 21 qualifying conditions allowed in the order and... Read more »

Leland Hulbert
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Leland Hulbert
answered on Jan 6, 2023

No. You can talk to your probation officer about a waiver if medically necessary.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: If I have a warrant in Texas for violation of probation, can I get an identification card in Kentucky?
Leland Hulbert
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Leland Hulbert
answered on Jan 6, 2023

You can go to a drivers license division and attempt to get an ID card in Kentucky. I don’t believe they have access to the national warrant system. With that said if you have a warrant out of Texas and you get pulled over for any reason by law-enforcement you could be locked up immediately.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: My son is 15 and want to detention center til Monday. He took my car for a joyride. What will they do to him for this?

He was already going to court for smoking pot at school. This time they didn't drug test him to see if he was clean. He is on meds for ODD and ADHD.

Leland Hulbert
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Leland Hulbert
answered on Jan 6, 2023

I would hire an Attorney. They could detain or release him.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: My son is 15 and want to detention center til Monday. He took my car for a joyride. What will they do to him for this?

He was already going to court for smoking pot at school. This time they didn't drug test him to see if he was clean. He is on meds for ODD and ADHD.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 6, 2023

Likely he will have to answer the charge of unauthorized use of a vehicle. He could be detained by the court, but likely will not be unless he has an extensive juvenile record beyond what you’ve detailed here.

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