I've had him since he was 3 weeks old, the mother has NO contact, and he see's his biological father on weekends. BUT, the bio dad has not established paternity with the state, and only the mother is listed as a parent on his birth certificate. Would I be able to adopt him with the father... View More
I agree with Mr. Denison. You would have to terminate the birth rights of both the mother and father through an adoption. Although father may not have legal rights to the child, his actions demonstrate that he may be considered the putative father of the child.
No, the Kentucky Division of Driver Licensing will only accept completions from programs authorized for DUI treatment. See drive.ky.gov under Driver Services, DUI Laws in Kentucky. To see a list of treatment programs, visit the Program Directory. The driver should select Driving Under the...View More
Charges: DUI and Disregarding a Traffic Light. I was visiting KY and I live in Alaska. I don't have intentions or means to return to KY but I would like to take care of this so it is no longer pending on my file. The status says that a bench warrant was issued. I'm not sure how to go... View More
You need to contact a Kentucky DUI attorney who can help evaluate your case. You may be able to plead guilty remotely using Zoom depending on the county, but a DUI remains on your record for 10 years. Most counties are requiring an in-person appearance for a trial now.
It depends on whether a pretrial suspension order has been entered (which usually happens at your first court appearance). Your license will be suspended pretrial for refusal of the chemical test, having prior DUIs, etc. Some judges will include no driving as a condition of your bond. Your attorney...View More
I have permanent custody of a child who has 3 older siblings in foster care. Their foster parents are currently in the process to adopt the 3 siblings. If they get the parents rights terminated in their case, will i also have to get them terminated in my (adoption) case for the younger sibling, or... View More
If you have not been approved by the state as a foster parent, you will likely need to file a petition to adopt and a termination of parental rights as to the child in your custody. The birth parents may be willing to consent to avoid another involuntary termination. You should contact a Kentucky...View More
Good morning, you need to hire an adoption attorney to petition the family court where you live to adopt and simultaneously terminate the parental rights of the birth parents. Based upon the information you’ve provided, it does not sound as if the birth father’s consent would be required...View More
You may qualify for a court-appointed public defender. You should fill out an Affidavit of Indigency at the district clerk's office in the county in which you have been charged. The court will determine your eligibility.
Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney to see if you’re eligible for an expungement. If you are eligible, you will need an expungement eligibility certificate and the appropriate petition to be filed with the court.
I was indited on theft by identity. I was picked up on other charge an relesed on it now im indited on this with no sitation no court date nothing just hurd i was indited is that legual an it isnt a sealed inditment
Yes, this is called a direct indictment. You should contact a criminal defense attorney immediately to find out if a warrant was issued on indictment and when your arraignment will be. Perhaps they tried to send a criminal summons to an old address?
"...if a defendant has been held to answer, without being indicted, for longer than 60 days from the finding of probable cause pursuant to RCr 3.14(1), the circuit court shall, upon motion, thereupon make an order discharging such defendant from custody; or, if such defendant is free on bail...View More
"...no sooner than five (5) years after the completion of the person's sentence, or five (5) years after the successful completion of the person's probation or parole, whichever occurs later." KRS 431.073.
My fiance has two daughters that I'm wanting to adopt, she is the only one on the oldest child's birth certificate, and the youngest the father is on the birth certificate, but has nothing and wants nothing to do with the child. How would we go about getting the adoption process taken care of?
Someone I used to be friends with in Michigan neglects her dog, whose a mutt. doesn't feed or water him, or take him outside, or interact with him, never been to a vet, but he's a great dog. I'm about to move to Kentucky and think I'm just going to take him with me. He gets no... View More
Dogs are personal property in the eyes of the law, so this would be a theft, but the theft you would be committing would actually occur in Michigan, so this is a question that should appear in Michigan criminal law questions.
My friend apparently negotiated a price and she had call ed and ask if I wanted to come over abd have fun with her and a friend n I said sure. Sure enough itvwas some guy she met on backpage were she has an ad and I got a citation also what am I facing when I go to court
You should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney in order to determine any possible defenses to this charge. Check out www.kacdl.net. Prostitution is a Class B misdemeanor punishable with up to 90 days in jail and a $250.00 fine, or both. Depending upon the jurisdiction and your...View More
You may be eligible to petition the court for an expungement pursuant to KRS 431.078. Consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney to determine if you are eligible. Consult www.kacdl.net to find a Kentucky defense attorney in your area.
Harassing Communications is a Class B misdemeanor punishable with up to 90 days in jail, a $250.00 fine, or both. The defendant may qualify for a misdemeanor diversion program depending upon the jurisdiction and prior criminal history.
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