COMMONWEALTH V. DGE
ARRESTING AGENCY: KENTUCKY STATE POLICE.
DRIVING: “SPEEDING GOING 65 IN 55. CROSSED CENTER LINE 3 TIMES WEAVING ONTO FOG LINE.
PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS: NONE NOTED ON CITATION.
PERFORMANCE ON FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS: “FAILED 3 FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS: HORIZONTAL GAZE NYSTAGMUS: 2/6. ONE-LEG-STAND: ARMS UP, HOPPING, FELL ON 17, 25 ON RUSHED NOT BY THOUSANDTHS. THEN STATED HAD BAD KNEES. NOSE TOUCH: SWAYING, SECOND KNUCKLE TO TOP LIP. WALK-AND-TURN: FELL ON STAND, ARMS UP WEAVING NOT HEEL TO TOE; PRELIMINARY BREATH TEST: 0.06 AND REQUESTED BLOOD. SAID HE WOULD TAKE BLOOD BUT WOULDN'T SIGN BAPTIST ER RELEASE. THEY WOULDN'T TAKE BLOOD.”
CHEMICAL TEST RESULTS: LESS THAN .01 BLOOD ALCOHOL AND NO DRUGS ON INDEPENDENT TEST.
RESULT: CASE DISMISSED INCLUDING SPEEDING. EDWARDS CALLED ATTORNEY COINER FROM JAIL MINUTES AFTER LEAVING HOSPITAL. ATTORNEY CALLED JUDGE AND OBTAINED EDWARDS' RELEASED WITHIN AN HOUR. ATTORNEY TOOK EDWARDS TO HOSPITAL FOR INDEPENDENT BLOOD TEST. (THIS IS NOT A NORMAL CASE. ATTORNEY WAS ABLE TO QUICKLY OBTAIN EDWARDS' RELEASE FOR THE INDEPENDENT BLOOD TEST. DO NOT COUNT ON THIS HAPPENING IN YOUR CASE. ATTORNEY ALSO VIDEOTAPED A CONVERSATION WITH EDWARDS TO COUNTER THE OFFICER'S ALLEGATION OF SLURRED SPEECH.)
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.