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5 Ways to Protect Your Future After a Drug Crime Arrest

When you face a drug crime arrest and subsequent charges, the Law Office of Patrick E O'Neill, PSC, in Jackson can guide you in protecting your future and reputation. We have over 20 years of experience defending private individuals, public figures, business owners, doctors, nursing home staff and nurses. If you are a college student, a drug crime conviction can affect your eligibility for student aid, loans or internships. Fighting your case to prevent a conviction will better protect your future.

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What to Expect After a DUI Arrest?

A DUI arrest is a scary time. You may be pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence, or the officer may find reasonable evidence of a DUI after pulling you over for some other reason. Kentucky police officers will ask you to complete a field sobriety or Breathalyzer test if they are suspicious. You have the right to refuse these field tests, but there will be repercussions.

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Special Rules Apply when Suing the Government

Generally speaking, at least in recent time, governments and their employees have been held to the same negligence standard as everyone else. In other words, if an employee of the government acts negligently or negligently maintains public property, then victims of any accident can file a personal injury action.

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Marijuana Use on the Rise Among College Students

Although marijuana remains illegal in Kentucky for all reasons, a recent report suggests that many college students are simply not paying attention to these rules. According to the report, over 40% of all college students said that within the previous 12 months they have used some form of marijuana. This number is up from 38% in 2018.

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School Principal Facing Child Porn Charges

A Kentucky principal who was the subject of some controversy about a decade ago has been arrested by Kentucky state authorities and accused of possessing child pornography.

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Texting and Driving Is More Prevalent Among Younger Drivers

According to a recent study that was reported through the national online media, drivers from the so-called Millennial generation, that is, those born in the 1980s through the mid-1990s, are more likely to use a cellular phone while driving.

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Federal Criminal Charges Present Unique Challenges

As with all court cases, most criminal charges get filed in the state courts both in the Jackson area and scattered across the rest of Kentucky. Any criminal charge, from a first-time DUI all the way up to a serious sex crime or a murder charge, filed in state court should be taken seriously.

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Is There a Way to Speed up The Administrative Hearing Process?

Oftentimes, maybe even more often than not, residents of Kentucky who apply for disability benefits will have their applications denied at the initial stages. This even happens to people who genuinely have an illness or injury that prevents them from working.

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Police Charge 20 with Various Drug Crimes

A coordinated effort among different law enforcement agencies called Operation River Sweep came to a climax with at least 20 people facing serious criminal charges related to drugs. The group of agencies, called the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force, focused their efforts on a city in Northern Kentucky.

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Cell Phones Are Not the Only Hi-Tech Cause of Distracted Driving

There has been much focus on the part of law enforcement and advocacy groups when it comes to texting and driving and using cellular phones. While this concern is of course well-founded since texting and driving causes serious and even fatal accidents, cell phones are not the only cause of distracted driving.

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