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Hunting or fishing without a license in Kentucky could cost you

With the fall hunting seasons almost upon us, it's important to understand Kentucky's licensing requirements for hunting, trapping and fishing. Kentucky requires licenses for both residents and non-residents above certain age thresholds unless they qualify for an exemption from licensing. You are expected to have the proper licenses and permits on hand when you are out in the field.

Is it legal to drink on the water or while boating in Kentucky?

For many people, alcohol is a natural part of relaxing or celebratory activities. If you will be out on the water, however, you should know that it's against the law to operate a boat or vessel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. That includes personal watercraft, water skis, surfboards and similar devices.

Criminal charges should be met with strong defense strategies

The breadth of recognized crimes in Kentucky is vast. Many different driving behaviors, such as speeding, failing to stop at stop signs and aggressive driving, are all charges that Danville residents may be accused of committing while behind the wheels of their cars. Additionally, crimes can include actions that allege individuals committed wrongs against others, such as assaults, thefts, and batteries.

What to know about stalking allegations

An accusation of stalking may or may not come as a surprise to you, but now you find yourself in need of defense. Before you step into a courtroom, however, there are a few things you may want to know about what Kentucky's laws say about stalking.

In what ways may a defendant negotiate a plea deal?

When a Kentucky resident is accused of committing a crime, they are asked to enter a plea to the charges that have been alleged. Generally, the person may admit guilt through a guilty plea, deny guilt through a not guilty plea, or offer an alternative plea that stands somewhere in between guilty and not guilty. If a person pleads guilty, their matter may move straight to sentencing but, if they plead not guilty, their matter may go to trial. If it is in the interest of the defendant and the prosecutor to resolve the matter before or during a trial, they may work out a plea deal.

What parents need to know about Kentucky underage DUI laws

While parents try their best to protect their children, there is always the chance that they can get into trouble. One challenging legal problem that parents can help their child with is an underage driving under the influence (DUI) charge.

Images on social media lead to arrest of robbery suspect

Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can be entertaining ways for Kentucky residents to share special moments of their lives with their friends and family. While most people are aware that these web-based portals have different security settings that may limit who may view their profiles and included content, they may not be aware of how the information shared about them online can be used to lodge criminal accusations against them.

Sessions seeks tougher stance on opioids, drug use generally

According to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 60,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2016. Even worse, that was a substantial increase from 2015's total of 52,000 deaths.

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