Miranda Warnings

You’ve likely seen a movie or television program with a police officer speaking the infamous line, “You have the right to remain silent…….” What is the purpose of the warning? Does it matter? Your Miranda rights are among the most important rights provided to all...

How To Get Out of Jail: Kentucky

Once arrested the police will take you to jail. After entry into the jail you will be booked. Booked means fingerprinting, photo (mugshot), and medical inquiry. This process can take as little as twenty minutes or it can take hours. It depends on how busy the jail is....

CAN THE POLICE FORCE ME TO TAKE A BLOOD TEST?

MORE BAD NEWS FOR THE FOURTH AMENDMENT THE ALTERNATIVE EXCEPTION The Fourth Amendment Exclusionary Rule has always excluded primary evidence discovered by an illegal search and evidence later discovered which is derivative of the illegality. One exception to this rule...

WHEN CAN THE POLICE SEARCH YOUR CELL PHONE?

Your cell phone stores vast amounts of personal information, pictures, passwords, financial dates, employment history, medical history and sensitive correspondences. This information is private and you do not want to share it with the government. The Fourth Amendment...

CLASSIFICATION OF DRUGS/ CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

The FDA classifies drugs into five categories. The categories are based on risk and harm. Drugs which can be very harmful to a person and also pose very little health benefits are classified as Schedule I drugs. Drugs are identified into one of the five categories...