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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: Question about an arrest.

My mother rents the property where the arrest occured so the lease is in her name. My address was not there. I lived elsewhere. So, 1 day there was a little jon boat left at the end of my mother's driveway, almost blocking it off. We did not know if someone was coming back for it or what. After a... Read more »

Matt Schalk
Matt Schalk answered on Dec 12, 2019

I would definitely have to know more about the case to give you a complete answer, but it appears that law-enforcement doesn’t entirely believe your story. Hindsight is 20/20 but It probably would’ve been best if you had called the police when the mysterious boat appeared in the driveway.... Read more »

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Q: If someone has an outstanding bench warrant for failure to appear, is paying his electric bill "aiding and abetting?"

Someone I know has an outstanding bench warrant in a criminal case for failure to appear. Is he technically a fugitive? He's requested I help him out with some bills, and I've done so in the past. Am I "aiding and abetting" if I pay his electric bill, or offer him other financial aid?

Matt Schalk
Matt Schalk answered on Dec 12, 2019

The individual you want to help just needs to get that bench warrant for failure to appear taken care of as soon as possible. Perhaps lending money to help him or her retain an attorney might be a better allocation of funds.

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Q: Can I stop attending IOP classes once I am released from house arrest and put on parole?

A condition of my house arrest was to take IOP classes. Now I am getting off house arrest, so I don't have to keep taking classes, correct?

Matt Schalk
Matt Schalk answered on Dec 11, 2019

Your attorney needs to ask the judge about that.

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Q: Can you get charged with auto theft if someone gave you the car and it's been in your possession for 2 years
Matt Schalk
Matt Schalk answered on Dec 9, 2019

Yes, if there is probable cause. Those sound like defenses to the theft charge. Contact an attorney if you want to discuss the matter in more detail.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Social Security for Kentucky on
Q: I had bone Fusion on 1st metatarsal bone now it's nonunion haven't been able too work for 13 months

I was asking if I could get approved for ssdi

Matt Schalk
Matt Schalk answered on Apr 3, 2018

The medical conditions that have prevented you from working need to have persisted for a period of no less than 12 months or it is likely that they will persist for that same period of time. To qualify for benefits you must not be able to do any of your previous work and no other work in the... Read more »

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