COMMONWEALTH V. TB
ARRESTING AGENCY: PADUCAH POLICE DEPARTMENT.
DRIVING: “STOPPED AT SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT.”
PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS: “SUBJECT HAD ODOR OF ALCOHOL ON BREATH AND SLURRED SPEECH.”
PERFORMANCE ON FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS: “SUBJECT FAILED FIVE FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS. ABC'S: MISSED LETTER. 123'S...COUNTING SAME NUMBERS. ONE LEG STAND: DOWN ON 12. HEEL TO TOE: DID NOT TOUCH. PRELIMINARY BREATH TEST: ABOVE LIMIT.”
CHEMICAL TEST RESULTS: REFUSED BREATH TEST.
RESULT: PRE-TRIAL MOTION TO SUPPRESS FILED TO EXCLUDE ALL EVIDENCE BECAUSE OF ILLEGAL SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT. KENTUCKY STATE POLICE AND PPD HAD INITIALLY SET UP A LEGAL SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT BUT IT WAS CALLED OFF BY KSP AFTER RAIN. PPD, WITH NO ESTABLISHED SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT GUIDELINES, SET UP AN UNLAWFUL ROADBLOCK. JUDGE RULED IN FAVOR OF DEFENSE MOTION AND DISMISSED CASE.
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.