COMMONWEALTH V. RP
ARRESTING AGENCY: McCRACKEN COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT.
DRIVING: “SUBJECT CLOCKED SPEEDING 64 IN 45 ZONE. WENT OVER IN OTHER LANE ALMOST HITTING SOMEONE HEAD ON.”
PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS: “VERY STRONG ODOR OF ALCOHOL. EYES VERY GLASSY. SUBJECT STATED PAINT FUMES WAS THE PROBLEM.”
PERFORMANCE ON FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS: “ALPHABET COUNT: MISSED P & Q IN ON & ON. 67 TO 45: FAILED IMMEDIATELY. WALK & TURN: COULD NOT FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS. ONE LEG
STAND: COULD NOT HOLD LEG UP.”
CHEMICAL TEST RESULTS: 0.151 BREATH ALCOHOL CONTENT ON INTOXILYZER.
RESULT: DIRECTED VERDICT IN FAVOR OF DEFENDANT GRANTED AFTER THE PROSECUTION RESTED ITS CASE. ON CROSS-EXAMINATION, HONEST OFFICER, TRAINED BY CMI AS INTOXILYZER TECHNICIAN, ADMITTED THAT A SUBSTANCE IN PAINT COULD EFFECT THE BREATH TEST RESULTS. OFFICER ADMITTED PAINT SPILLAGE IN DEFENDANT'S TRUCK. OFFICER ALSO ADMITTED DEFENDANT HAD INFORMED HIM OF HIS MULTIPLE PHYSICAL PROBLEMS. PAID $38.00 SPEEDING FINE.
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.