Murder Sentencing Guidelines – Minimum to Maximum for Every State

Skip to State by State Overview of Murder Sentences The minimum and maxiumum sentence for murder varies depending on the jurisdiction and the specific degree or classification of the murder charge. In the United States, for example, minimum sentences can differ significantly among states and even within different degrees of murder (e.g., first-degree, second-degree, and … Read more

Kentucky Hit and Run Laws

Under section 189.580, Kentucky hit and run laws, leaving the scene of an accident without exchanging contact information with the other party or failing to render reasonable assistance to the victim constitutes a hit and run. Quick take:  Leaving the scene of an accident that results in death or injury is a felony. Kentucky is … Read more

Kentucky Whistleblower Laws

Whistleblower Laws as they apply to the state of Kentucky

A Summary of Kentucky Whistleblower Laws Employers in Kentucky do not need to establish cause for termination when they discharge their employees under what is known as the employment-at-will doctrine. However, the state of Kentucky has two exceptions to this doctrine. They include statutory protections and common law protections. Statutory protections are laws enacted by … Read more

Kentucky Child Support Laws

Child Support Laws as they apply to the state of Kentucky

Everything you need to know about Child Support Laws in Kentucky, updated for 2020. Kentucky child support laws base parental financial support share on the incomes of both parents, thus parenting time does not figure into the state’s formula. Part of the reason for that is, the courts/law assumes that the custodial parent spends his … Read more

Kentucky Car Seat Laws

A Summary of Child Car Seat Laws in Kentucky Infants under 1 year who weigh less than 21 pounds are required to ride on federally approved rear-facing seats. Kentucky allows children who weigh 20 pounds or more and older than 1 year to graduate to a forward-facing car seat. Children younger than 8 years with … Read more

Kentucky Statute of Limitations

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Statute of Limitations KY- Summary Kentucky’s statute of limitations establishes a deadline before which civil cases – such as lawsuits – must be filed in the state. In relation to criminal charges, it also prevents prosecutors from charging an individual with a crime after a specified period of time has passed. The statutes of limitations … Read more

Kentucky Recording Laws

Kentucky Recording Law Summary: Is Kentucky a One Party Consent State Kentucky recording law stipulates that it is a one-party consent state. In Kentucky, it is a criminal offense to use any device to record, obtain, share or use communications, whether they are wire, oral or electronic, without the consent of at least one person … Read more