COMMONWEALTH V. RH
ARRESTING AGENCY: McCRACKEN COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT.
DRIVING: “VEHICLE CROSSED CENTER LINE TIMES 2. TAPPED TIMES TWO AND HIT FOG LINE ONCE AND BEGAN WEAVING IN HIS LANE OF TRAFFIC.”
PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS: “SMELLED STRONGLY OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE. EYES RED & GLASSY & SQUINTING.”
PERFORMANCE ON FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS: FAILED 89-67 BACKWARD COUNT. (DID WELL UNTIL 70 GOING DOWN. BEGAN SKIPPING NUMBERS AND COUNTING FORWARD & BACKWARD). FAILED ONE LEG STAND (SWAYS WHILE BALANCING. USED ARMS TO BALANCE. PUTS FOOT DOWN). SUBJECT PASSED WALK AND TURN. (ONLY AREA MISSED WAS COULD NOT KEEP BALANCE WHILE LISTENING TO INSTRUCTIONS). FAILED HORIZONTAL GAZE NYSTAGMUS: ALL 6 AREAS SHOW
NYSTAGMUS (DISTINCT). REFUSED PRELIMINARY BREATH TEST.”
CHEMICAL TEST RESULTS: .105 BREATH ALCOHOL ON INTOXILYZER.
JURY VERDICT: NOT GUILTY.
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.