COMMONWEALTH V. BB
My client was stopped for not using his turn signal after stopping at a stop sign at approximately 4 a.m. The arresting officer admitted during a suppression hearing there was no other traffic around, including no traffic on a four-lane highway my client was entering. He also admitted my client displayed no driving errors in the near mile he was followed before the stop. The video of the stop and arrest contained no audio. On the citation the arresting officer claimed my client "showed signs of impairment" on pre-exit finger counting and alphabet recitation. At the hearing the arresting officer could not recall the "signs of impairment." My client showed four clues on the horizontal gaze nystagmus test, but the arresting officer couldn't recall which four clues. On the walk-and-turn, my client stepped off the imaginary line and missed heel to toe, according to the arresting officer, but he couldn't recall when he stepped off the line and what heel-to-toe steps were missed. On the one-leg stand the arresting officer claimed my client put his foot down but couldn't recall when he put his foot down. After the suppression hearing, the prosecutor amended the charge to a non-moving violation and my client paid a small fine and did not lose his license.
I have been representing people accused of crimes and victims of the negligence of others in Paducah since 1994. Before opening my Paducah office, I worked in two large Kentucky law firms. Working for large law firms made me realize I'd rather help a person injured in a car wreck caused by another driver's negligence than work for the negligent driver's insurance company.
I served two Kentucky governors in economic development positions. I am proud to have created jobs for the working men and women of Kentucky. Before working in economic development, I served a stint as a legislative liaison and a special prosecutor in the Kentucky Attorney General's office.
Before my legal career, I worked in a drug store, hardware, as a ditch digger and as a newspaper reporter. I worked my way through Ashland Community College, Marshall University and the University Of Kentucky College Of Law.
I handle criminal and personal injury cases in the western Kentucky counties of McCracken, Ballard, Carlisle, Marshall, Hickman, Graves, Livingston, Crittenden, Fulton, Caldwell and Lyon. I also represent clients in the United States District Courts, Eastern and Western District of Kentucky, including Paducah, Fort Campbell and Owensboro. I have also successfully represented clients in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati,Ohio.
I have been honored by my peers with Martindale Hubbell's prestigious AV rating for achieving and maintaining very high ethical conduct and preeminent legal ability. I have also been selected by my peers as a Kentucky Super Lawyer. Kentucky Monthly magazine selected me as one of the top attorneys in Kentucky. The National Trial Lawyers selected me as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer.
If you are facing federal or state criminal charges or have been injured because of someone's negligence, call me for an honest evaluation of your case. If you've got a great case, I'll tell you. If you got a case with problems, I'll tell you that too. I will put my reputation, experience and expertise to work for you. Your case deserves the attention of an experienced trial lawyer.