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Q: In the state of ky what am I facing for a first violation on felony probation (5year). Violation is failure to report.
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Brent Cox answered on Jun 22, 2020

Your worst case scenario is being revoked and given your 5 years to serve. However, your attorney might be able to negotiate something better than that. Good luck!

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Q: My boyfriend was arrested last night and today his disposition says “released by judge” what does this mean for him

Are the charges dropped or do they continue into court?

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Brent Cox answered on Apr 16, 2020

Your boyfriend was released on his own recognizance. He still has to shop up for court until the matter is disposed by the court. Good luck.

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Q: Can you get more then one public defender when you are charged with a serious matter ?
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Brent Cox answered on Jan 29, 2020

I agree with Mr. Denison. You would have to have a serious murder charge or be a defendant in a capital case in order to have more than one lawyer. There might a few other serious matters where they would give you more than one lawyer but it is not a frequent occurrence. Good luck with your case.

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Q: Is there any legal aid , pro bono, or volunteer lawyers in NKY that I can contact in regards to helping with a criminal?

Looking for legal help for a criminal matter. Very low income and in dire need of a attorney .

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Brent Cox answered on Jan 28, 2020

When you are charged and taken before a Judge, you can request the appointment of the Department of Public Advocacy to represent you. As part of this process, you will need to fill out an Affidavit of Indigence to verify that you are low income do not any means to pay an attorney. Good luck!

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Q: Help we are being sued by our home buyer 18 months after closing for the entire price of the home.

We had some major water issues in our lower level in 2006 when Beargrass creek overran its banks due torrential rains and a tarp that was blocking the stream. We repaired the damage and installed a large sump pump and my husband improved the drainage from the house by installing PVC pipe from the... Read more »

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Brent Cox answered on Sep 7, 2018

You need to hire an attorney as soon as possible. You may have defenses to this lawsuit which an attorney can present. Good luck!

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Q: I was charged with a criminal offense that i believe to be a civil matter if anything. Im in need of some legal info.

My father in law (who i do not get along with) gave us his laptop cause he never used it. Its been in our home for 6 months and we all use it. A few months back i pawned it for a short loan. My father in law found out and took his purchase receipt to the prosecutor and filed charges. Im now... Read more »

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Brent Cox answered on Sep 1, 2018

If you are unhappy with your lawyer, then you should seek a different lawyer to represent you. You do not have to keep a lawyer with whom you are not happy. Good luck!

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Q: My son was arrested for possession of a controlled substance(meth) but it was not on him. How can they charge him?

He fell asleep on his car because he ran out of gas in the middle of the night. An officer stopped and pulled him out of his vehicle and noticed some meth on the ground. The officer said it wasn't there before he pulled him out. He did not find it on my son or in his vehicle. They charged him... Read more »

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Brent Cox answered on Sep 1, 2018

Your son needs to hire an attorney ASAP. This sounds very shady. Don't talk to the police. Good luck!

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Q: Can guns be in the same house as convicted felon if they are locked up and conv.fel.has no key or access to them.?

Father and son lives together and son has guns locked up in his room and father has no key to room or access to guns. Can father be charged with guns if so what would charges be?

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Brent Cox answered on Aug 31, 2018

Father could be charged with felony in possession of a firearm or handgun. Being in the same house where there are guns is considered constructive possession for purposes of the statute. They need to remove guns from the home or the father needs to move.

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Q: My husband was arrested for wanton endangerment,will I be force to testify against him?Can I refuse 504 or plead the 5th

He bumped my vehicle with his. I didn't want to press charges but the state picked it up. Do I have to testify if I don't want to?

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Brent Cox answered on Aug 30, 2018

In Kentucky, there is a privilege to not not have your spouse testify. You must have been married before the incident in question and still be married the time you would be called to testify. Consult your attorney about all the details to spousal privilege. Good luck.

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Q: In kentucky who can access your criminal history. Can they get all your court documents?

Someone has information about me you could only get from the discovery and or court documents.

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Brent Cox answered on Apr 16, 2018

Court documents are generally public record unless the Court orders the documents sealed. Therefore, anyone can walk into the clerk's office to look at or make copies from a file.

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