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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.