Rounds of heavy rain will begin to move into the area later tonight, leading to the increased potential for flooding. A Flood Watch is in effect for the entire area from now through Thursday and a Winter Storm Warning goes into effect tomorrow. As we head into Wednesday, temperatures will drop and transition our rain to sleet and eventually to snow. Most of the area could see several inches of snow and sleet before it's all said and done. Keep it locked right here for updates.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Prosecutors in Kentucky will no longer be able to require defendants as part of a plea agreement to waive their right to appeal bad advice from their attorney.
The state Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a rule banning defense attorneys from advising a client about a plea agreement requiring them to waive their right to challenge the attorney's performance at a later date. In the same opinion, the Kentucky Bar Association said that prosecutors may not propose a plea agreement that requires someone to waive the right to attack a defense attorney's performance on appeal.
The U.S. attorneys in Louisville and Lexington challenged the rule.
In Kentucky, ethics opinions approved by the high court are binding on all attorneys in the state.
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