Mitigating circumstances are certain factors that may reduce a defendant's sentence or reduce their charges. There are a variety of circumstances that can achieve this outcome, so here are a few of the most common mitigating circumstances in Kentucky. Defendant’s age...
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On Behalf of Michael L. Hawkins & Associates, P.L.L.C. | May 13, 2021 | Truck Accidents
The United Parcel Service, known to most customers as UPS, delivers a large volume of packages and cargo. UPS drivers know that they must get their deliveries to Kentucky recipients on time, which may be difficult when traveling into unfamiliar areas or on congested...
On Behalf of Michael L. Hawkins & Associates, P.L.L.C. | Apr 7, 2021 | Animal Bites
Dogs enjoy a status similar to other members of many Kentucky families. But dog owners must keep in mind that even the most docile dogs pose a threat to both the people and other animals they encounter. When a dog attacks a person, the owner becomes liable for damage...
On Behalf of Michael L. Hawkins & Associates, P.L.L.C. | Feb 4, 2021 | Blog, Wrongful Death
Wrongful death statutes apply in Kentucky when one person's wrongful action causes another to lose their life. The actions result from recklessness, negligence or an intentional act committed with the intent to harm a victim. Elements necessary to establish wrongful...
To win a premises liability case in the state of Kentucky, you'll have to prove that the other party showed negligence. Simply making a mistake isn't enough; you'll have to prove that their behavior would be unreasonable for most people. This involves using the...
On Behalf of Michael L. Hawkins & Associates, P.L.L.C. | Dec 15, 2020 | Blog, Truck Accidents
Car and truck accidents happen all the time in the United States, and drivers on Kentucky roads need to be aware of hazards. When cars, SUVs and pickup trucks share the road with powerful tractor-trailers, it benefits all drivers to adhere to common-sense safety tips....
On Behalf of Michael L. Hawkins & Associates, P.L.L.C. | Oct 21, 2020 | Car Accidents
As a motorist, you likely do your best to stay focused on the road and your surroundings. Yet, other motorists may not treat driving with the same level of care that you do. They may think that giving in to the distractions in their presence – like cellphones, in-dash...
On Behalf of Michael L. Hawkins & Associates, P.L.L.C. | Oct 2, 2020 | Uncategorized
Marital problems for business owners often create uncertainty for their business partners and sometimes the entire enterprise. Ideally, entrepreneurs in Kentucky will have addressed the topic of business partner divorce when crafting the agreements that formed the...
On Behalf of Michael L. Hawkins & Associates, P.L.L.C. | Oct 2, 2020 | Car Accidents
Every day, many people suffer injuries on Kentucky roads. While many of these wounds are minor, there are times when car crash victims are left to deal with serious injuries. The treatment protocol will depend on the severity and location of the injury. Car crashes...
On Behalf of Michael L. Hawkins & Associates, P.L.L.C. | Aug 5, 2020 | Uncategorized
When married couples in Kentucky and around the country divorce, one of the most valuable assets in their marital estates is often the funds that have accumulated in an employer-sponsored retirement plan. To divide this money, federal law requires a family court to...
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