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Why you may be entitled to a refund for your jail fees

In 2000, Kentucky passed a pay-to-stay law, which enables jails to take money from inmates when they are first admitted and charge them a daily “booking fee” fee for their stay—up to $50 per day. Since then, this law has been applied to all inmates, regardless of whether or not they are found guilty. One inmate recently spent 14 months in jail before his charges were dropped. When he was released, he was met with a bill for $4,000 to cover the costs of his stay.

DUI in Kentucky: What To Know As Thanksgiving Approaches

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, you are probably looking forward to spending the holiday with family and friends. If you raise a glass when you do, you’ll be well within the Thanksgiving tradition. After all, beer was an important source of calories for the Pilgrims.

Proposed Kentucky bill would protect drivers who hit protestors

Citywide protests have become increasingly common across the nation. Complaints against protestors range from their inconvenience to residents to their ideologies. When a protestor was killed after being hit by a car in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this year, however, a new question arose: what legal responsibility do drivers who hit protestors, who may be blocking the street intentionally, bear?

What happens if you refuse a Breathalyzer test in Kentucky?

When you are pulled over for drunk driving, do you have to take a breath test? In some states, you are able to decline the test with little to no consequences, and the lack of evidence makes it difficult for law enforcement to prove their case.

Drugged driving fatalities on the rise nationwide

When you are operating a vehicle, you should always be in a clear and focused state of mind. Driving drunk or under the influence of drugs is a sure-fire way to get yourself into a serious accident, and possibly face criminal charges should you be pulled over by law enforcement.

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