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Q: My son has been searched at school 4 times. Security guard came in the bathroom stall because there was weird smell.

They conducted a pat down and made him remove his shoes. There were other kids in the bathroom, however, they were told to leave. No drugs have ever been found on my son. Can a school repeatedly search the same child If no evidence of wrong doing has been found?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Oct 19, 2022

No. You may need to consider suing for harassment.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: What will happen if my 12 year old misses her first juvenile court for running away?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 6, 2022

They will likely issue a warrant for her and bring her before the court when she is picked up.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: A friend's 17 yr old daughter is being harrassed and threatened by a 28 yr old female through txt and her work.

The 28 yr old is using someone else's phone to txt but she did show up at the juveniles work to verbally threaten her. The parent has tried to talk with the 28 yr old resolve the issue but the 28 yr old is continuing the harrasment. What options does the juvenile and parent have.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Aug 17, 2022

Take a criminal complaint against the person who is harassing her.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: I am 16 years old. Can I leave my parents house and stay the night somewhere else without their permission?

My parents will not let me stay the night somewhere and I left anyways and am staying at a friend's house. Can I get in trouble if they call the police?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 29, 2022

Yes. You could get in trouble and wind up in juvenile detention if they call the cops.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: My daughter is 17 and staying with a friend. She refuses to come home what can i do
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 28, 2022

Take a beyond control petition at your county juvenile court.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: Does the Romeo and Juliet law apply to polyamorous relationship and Does the law apply to non sexual relationships?

What if I am in a polyamorous relationship, I'm 17 and one of my boyfriends turning 18 and my other boyfriend is 15 years old, my boyfriend who is 18 tells me that I have to break up with my 15 year old boyfriend because of the law.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 10, 2022

What specifically is your question??

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law and Probate for Kentucky on
Q: My fiancé died without a will. He had bought a house and we have been making payments. We also have a 11 yr old daughte

We were not married. So how can I purchase the house. We live in ky.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 28, 2022

You’ll need to open probate, get yourself appointed as administratrix and then you will have authority to buy, sell, make transfers, etc.

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Q: My 15 year old granddaughter is verbally and physically abusive. I don't know what to do.

Yesterday she punched me several times while I was driving. She has some mental health issues (ODD, ADHD, major depressive disorder). She already sees counselors and a psych. What can/should I do about this?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 11, 2022

Take a beyond control petition in the juvenile court clerks office.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: Do I have to move in with my dad if I don't want to?

I'm in foster care and I'm 16; I'm happy in my foster home. I really don't want to live with my dad as I have once before and it was terrible. If he goes to court to get custody of me will I be asked if I want to beforehand? Will my voice be heard when I say no? I want to stay... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Mar 24, 2022

No. You should ask the court to appoint you you own attorney to consult and speak on your behalf. He can let the court know your position.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: My minor child was Murdered in Louisville, Kentucky on Thanksgiving Day 2021. No notification of Next of Kin

Called the Police Department and Coroner's Office!

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Dec 9, 2021

Very sorry for your loss. How can we help you?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: What's the punishment for a 13 year old being charged with disorderly conduct?

My son was with a group of kids that were flicking another kids hat at a school dance and it escalated into a physical fight. Even though my son was not involved with the actual physical fight he was seen touching the hat and picking it up when it hit the ground during the fight and walked away... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Dec 7, 2021

If he doesn’t have any record, the charge will likely be diverted and ultimately dismissed.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: My son, who is 15, has snuck out 3 times in 2 weeks and went to 12 year old girlfriend's house and lied about location.

For the last 2 weeks my son who is 15 has snuck out and went to his girlfriend's house who is 12 and lives with her mom. The first time he left on Friday and finally got him to come home on Monday. And when asked if he was there by my dad the girlfriend and an adult male that was there lied to... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 10, 2021

Take a beyond control petition to get him picked up and into court. You can consider other charges against other people as the facts shake out.

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Q: What charges will my 14yr old son face for fighting. He has been in trouble before so does this mean juvenile jail.
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 10, 2021

Probably misdemeanor assault.. not necessarily jail time unless injuries were serious.

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Q: I’m 15,about a week ago me and my friend got caught stealing. what is the usual legal punishment?

It was about $200 worth. I didn’t steal anything but a mascara, my friend put everything else in the bag and I had no idea she was taking so much. We currently are still waiting for paper work and a court date , but I also don’t have a way to get to court, to check in with a probation officer... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Oct 23, 2021

Probably some volunteer work if this is your first offense.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: Is a 17 year old allowed to fight a 14 year old? Isn’t a 17 year old considered a adult?
Leland Hulbert
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Leland Hulbert
answered on Oct 21, 2021

Under criminal law in Kentucky, anyone under 18 is considered a juvenile. It is illegal for any person, juvenile or adult, to injure another person by force unless they are using self-defense.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Juvenile Law and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: What should I do?

My son (7years old) and a neighbor kid (10-11 years old) were playing with a group of kids and the boy was hitting my son in the face with a soccer ball and my son went to kick the kid to get him to stop and the kids phone fell out and broke, and the boys mom said they have a family member who saw... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Aug 29, 2021

Don’t pay for anything. Never reward bullying.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: My son is 14 and he’s always in trouble and he’s out of control what can I do?

He already has 2 charges and has two different CDWs I’ve tried to file a out of control order on him bc when the police get called that’s all they tell me to do but when I go to do it they say I can’t . He’s always Truant in school . I’m just lost on what my options are. CDW says he has... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Aug 17, 2021

File a Beyond Control Petition.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can the police department and social services come to my house and question my 16 year old daughter

her friend ran away from foster care and they think she knows where she went. Even threatened to get me arrested if she didn't tell. Lil upset about this

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 27, 2021

They should not without an adult guardian present, no.

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