Compassionate Release in the Age of COVID-19

What is Compassionate Release? Federal law recognizes that, in certain circumstances, an inmate's terminal illness, age, sickness, debilitation, or extreme family circumstances outweigh the need for further imprisonment. The Sentencing Reform Act of 1984 allows incarcerated individuals to seek re...

Kentucky Broadens Expungement Even Further

In April 2020, the Kentucky General Assembly passed House Bill 327 to make it easier for defendants to expunge acquitted conduct. The bill amends KRS 431.076 to provide that any Court entering an order of acquittal or dismissing any charges with prejudice after on or after July 15, 2020 (the Act's e...

SUPREME COURT DEALS A BODY BLOW TO “POLICING FOR PROFIT”

After his father died, Tyson Timbs used proceeds from an insurance policy to purchase a Land Rover SUV for $42,000.  Sometime after he purchased the vehicle, police arrested Timbs for dealing in a controlled substance and conspiracy to commit theft.  After pleading guilty to these offenses...