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June 2015 Archives

Operation Dry Water: How Crackdowns on BUIs in Kentucky Could Affect You

Alcohol was associated with close to one-quarter of recreational boating fatalities in 2014, according to the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). Boating requires the ability to make quick decisions in order to avoid collisions with other vessels and steer safely through the water. When you have alcohol in your system, your judgment and reaction time are negatively impacted.

David Bundrick Speaks on Body Cameras for Paducah Police Force

The city of Paducah is raising money to buy 19 body cameras for its police department. Body cameras record crimes and arrests from the officer's perspective. Paducah Police Chief, Brandon Barnhill thinks, "The accountability, the trust, and the transparency," the cameras offer is essential. Defense attorney, Edwards & Kautz's David Bundrick said, "Every officer should have a body camera. Cameras may reveal good things about a case. They may reveal bad things about a case, but they don't lie. Frequently, a body camera really just shows you the ground or the interior of a car, but it's better to have something than nothing." Paducah is applying for a $10,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to purchase the cameras, which will cover the cost of 19 of the palm-sized devices. Eventually, the city wants each of Paducah's 65 patrol officers to have a body camera of their own. For more information about Paducah's quest for cameras, watch the video embedded below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZfoT80eKuA About Edwards and Kautz: Edwards and Kautz have over 60 years of combined experience providing the best personal injury, car wreck, and criminal defense attorneys in Paducah, Kentucky. They serve most of Western Kentucky, as well as the surrounding area. For more information call 866-795-5087.

What Are My Responsibilities to Ensure I Get Paid My Workers' Compensation Benefits?

Workplace injuries can cause physical and psychological damage that poses a threat to your future livelihood. Even a minor injury can end up bankrupting you with medical bills, occupational therapy fees, and lost wages. Despite mandatory workers' compensation insurance coverage, many workers fail to report their workplace injuries or claim redress. If you have been injured on the job, understanding Kentucky employee responsibilities for workers' compensation is the first step to receiving the redress to which you are entitled: Am I Covered By Workers' Compensation? Although Kentucky requires most employers to buy workers' compensation insurance for their employees, there are exceptions to workers' compensation. You may not be covered if:

David Bundrick Settles Animal Hoarding Case

Paducah, Kentucky: On Thursday, June 4, criminal defense attorney David Bundrick of Edwards & Kautz settled a case involving 196 counts of animal cruelty. In exchange for her guilty plea, his client avoided serving any jail time. Deborah Luken, 54, pleaded guilty to 196 counts of animal cruelty and received 196 suspended 90-day sentences along with a court order to seek a mental health evaluation and follow any recommended treatment. An anonymous note tipped off the McCraken County Sheriff's Department and led to the seizure of 3 rats, 6 ducks, 7 chinchillas, 11 exotic birds, 83 dogs, and 86 rabbits from Luken's property in March. The animals are currently living in temporary foster homes and will be put up for adoption. Luken will be required to pay $3,400 in restitution to cover the expense of caring for the animals. Bundrick says he is pleased with the outcome of the case: "It makes sure that the animals are cared for. I think it also reflects the fact that she is a good person, she is not a bad person, she is not a criminal person, and I think it takes the necessary measures to ensure that this does not happen again." For more information on the case and its resolution, or to find out about adopting any of the rescued animals, read the original article, published in the Paducah Sun. Edwards and Kautz congratulates David Bundrick on this success. Bundrick joined the firm in 2010 and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky School of Law. Before joining the firm, he was a public defender for four years, trying cases from minor traffic offenses to murder. About Edwards and Kautz: Edwards and Kautz attorneys have over 60 years of combined experience providing the best personal injury, car wreck, and criminal defense legal representation in Paducah, Kentucky. They serve most of western Kentucky, as well as the surrounding area. For more information call 866-795-5087.

Attorney David Bundrick Wins Case For Co-Defendants Charged with Possession of Drugs and Paraphernalia

Clients Were Charged During Routine Traffic Stop, Faced Up to Nine Years Collectively Paducah, Kentucky: A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of two clients of Attorney David Bundrick. After they were stopped for a seatbelt violation and asked to step out of the vehicle, a police officer found approximately a gram of methamphetamine in one defendant's pockets. Cocaine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia were also discovered after police officers searched the vehicle. The co-defendants were both charged with possession of methamphetamine, which carries up to 3 years in prison. One defendant had an additional charge of possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia and faced up to six years in prison.. Attorney David Bundrick with Edwards and Kautz filed a Motion to Suppress Evidence because the police officer failed to positively identify a weapon or contraband before reaching into the defendant's pocket during the frisk. During a frisk, a police officer can seize weapons or items that are identifiable as contraband. However, as the police officer could not positively know through a frisk that there was contraband in the defendant's pocket, the search was illegal. The judge granted the Motion to Suppress, ruling the evidence inadmissible in court, and the prosecution then filed a Motion to Dismiss the case against both defendants. Edwards and Kautz congratulates David Bundrick on another successful case. Bundrick joined the firm in 2010 and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky School of Law. Before joining the firm, he was a public defender for four years, trying cases from minor traffic offenses to murder. About Edwards and Kautz: Edwards and Kautz have over 60 years of combined experience providing the best personal injury, car wreck, and criminal defense attorneys in Paducah, Kentucky. They serve most of Western Kentucky, as well as the surrounding area.

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