Plea bargains are an essential part of the Kentucky criminal justice system. They save time, keep the courts from being bogged down and can help alleviate crowding in jails and prisons. Prosecutors like plea bargains because they weed out minor cases and concentrate...
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Intent and mental state factor into criminal laws
When a Kentucky state prosecutor levels criminal charges against a person the specific facts of the alleged crime will be used to select the precise charges. The concept of "mens rea" will be applied to make the decision. This Latin term describes the legal process of...
Cartel leader cleared for extradition
People in Kentucky may be aware that some criminals can be extradited from other countries to face charges in the United States. On May 20, the Foreign Ministry of Mexico announced that since the United States had agreed to not seek the death penalty against the head...
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