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Jonathan Hodge

Jonathan Hodge

  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Personal Injury ...
  • Kentucky
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Education
University of Dayton School of Law
J.D. (2002) | Law
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Auburn University
B.S. (1994) | Chemical Engineering
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Kentucky
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6th Circuit
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7th Circuit
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United States District Court - Southern District of Indiana
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United States District Court - Southern District of Indiana Bankruptcy
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United States District Court - Western District of Kentucky
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United States District Court - Western District of Kentucky Bankruptcy
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingency is accepted in Personal Injury cases
Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Personal Injury
    Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Legal Answers
Q. My brother sold his restaurant owes me half of the money hes claiming to want to file bankruptcy to avoid paying me ?
A: If he files a bankruptcy, you will need to file a proof of claim that shows you are a creditor entitled to payment.
Q. Walmart it’s self doesn’t persecute shoplifters but they definitely arrest people who steal they send it over to the
A: Persecute - I hope not. I think you're talking about prosecution of a shoplifting offense. Let's examine a chain of events for a standard shoplifting charge: Retail personnel observe suspicious activity and alert the store's loss prevention personnel or the police that merchandise has been or is being shoplifted. If loss prevention is involved, these representatives of the store will attempt to delay the exit or ask a suspect to accompany them to an office until law enforcement arrives. When the police (e.g. a sheriff) arrive, they will make an arrest. Following arrest and processing of the offender, "booking," the prosecutor, a lawyer for the government, will file shoplifting charges against the offender and prosecute the offender for the retailer, Walmart in your scenario. The prosecution will be handled in the courts and overseen by a judge. The retailer can neither make an arrest nor prosecute the offender. These tasks are handled by law enforcement and a prosecutor. Incidentally, in Kentucky many retailers are notorious for seeking civil damages from a defendant after the criminal matter has concluded under KRS 411.095. It has my been my experience they will seek these damages even when merchandise was never removed from the store.
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Hodge & Smither, PLLC
320 Whittington Parkway
Suite 215
Louisville, KY 40222
Telephone: (502) 410-1570
Fax: (502) 410-1571
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed