Ashley is pleased to announce that she has been chosen as a Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyer for 2016 by the American Society of Legal Advocates! You can read about the organization here.
Judge Audra Eckerle recently dismissed a case in her courtroom after a prosecutor continually neglected to turn over exculpatory evidence which was in his possession. I don’t personally know the young prosecutor on the case, but I have had similar experiences with other Assistant Commonwealth Attorneys in that office, and it is shameful that the […]
The Supreme Court of the United States handed down a new decision yesterday, Rodriguez v. United States, which is extremely helpful in criminal procedure. In essence, the Court held that a person who has been stopped for a traffic violation cannot be detained for longer than the time necessary for the traffic stop, and absent […]
This week I am attending the 42nd Annual Public Defender Education Conference in Northern Kentucky, hosted by the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy. It is an excellent opportunity to collaborate and learn from other criminal defense attorneys and investigators throughout the Commonwealth!
Check out this article from apublicdefender.com. I mean, it is Texas, but come on. The Public Defender’s office is clearly not protecting the very people they claim to zealously represent. I guess now it’s up to the ACLU or some generous private attorney willing to take on the system? Clearly this is a systematic way to […]
I want to take this opportunity to congratulate Karen Faulkner on an awesome campaign! She showed so much courage and passion over these past few months, and it was an honor to work with her. Though we fell a little short, over 26,000 people voted for Karen yesterday. 26,000!!! What a victory! Our campaign consisted of […]
The Kentucky Bar Association did the right thing by upholding County Attorney Mike O’Connell’s reprimand for his inappropriate ex parte communications with District Court judges. This is merely another example of O’Connell’s complete abuse of power, and he needs to be stopped. O’Connell seems to feel invincible and flouts basic ethical practices while wielding his […]
Show your support for Karen Faulkner for Jefferson County Attorney… please remember to vote in the primary on May 20th!!! Please check out the campaign website here, and sign up to help in any way you can!
Mike O’Connell, Jefferson County Attorney, has claimed that it is a “coincidence” that many of his Assistant County Attorneys have filed to run against the very judges he has had problems with in the past. You can read the Courier-Journal article here. It is no coincidence. It is a shameful attempt at revenge by a […]
I am thrilled to announce that last week I defended a case in Jefferson Circuit Court and received jury verdicts of NOT GUILTY on all counts of the indictment! The charges were Rape in the First Degree and Assault in the Fourth Degree. My client maintained from day one that the act was consensual, and […]