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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: How long does the Grand Jury have to indict someone on criminal charge? Is it 60 or 120 days?
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Leland Hulbert answered on Apr 13, 2021

60 days if the Defendant is in custody.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: Is there any criminal lawyers in around Irvine Kentucky

y my I need help need help

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Leland Hulbert answered on Apr 13, 2021

My best advice is google lawyers in your area. Even if you do not find one you like in the specific city there should be some willing to travel. You may have to pay an attorney from a bigger city a little more but there are thousands of lawyers in Kentucky.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: My boyfriend was arrested for something he didn’t do, the woman accusing him has took a epo and removed it then when she

Got mad she took another preventing his release to HIP is there a law or something I can do to prove he allocations are false? She has put money on his books and she has paid his lawyer since! She has done this to several others as well whom are still serving time. What can I do to help bring my... Read more »

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Leland Hulbert answered on Apr 12, 2021

Hire a good lawyer to tell your story to the prosecutor and Judge. You could also attempt to file charges for swearing out a false warrant with the County Attorney's office.

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Q: What can I do if my separated wife is telling me I have to pay her money to use a car that is in both off our names

I have her on a text telling me that the only way I can use a car that is in both of our names is if I give her money! Is that not extortion?

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Leland Hulbert answered on Apr 9, 2021

It’s not extortion but she also has no right to say that unless it’s a car she’s been using for a long time that you have always made the payments in the past. Legally it’s yours and hers to do with whatever you want.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: I’m doing the self help divorce my husband and I have no minor children, properties, or debt we’ve been separated for

Almost eight years i don’t want anything from him and vice versa do I have to have tax returns?

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Leland Hulbert answered on Apr 7, 2021

You should have a pretty straightforward divorce. I still recommend you consult an attorney to make sure there are not any mistakes. As far as tax returns you do not have to have them off to file for divorce.

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Q: How do i get free divorce
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Leland Hulbert answered on Apr 7, 2021

You can get a packet from some local Courthouses or you can buy standard forms at places like Office Depot. I don't recommend handling a divorce by yourself without an Attorney but you have the legal right to do so.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Kentucky on
Q: I'm trying to do the self help divorce paperwork because I can't afford an attorney.

My husband and I have no kids together, we don't own any property or vehicles together, I'm not seeking alimony, keeping it simple.

Some of the papers in the self help packet has to be notarized. Does the court do this when I file the papers, or do I have to have that done... Read more »

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Leland Hulbert answered on Mar 24, 2021

Yes you can participate without an attorney you can list yourself as pro se because you’re representing yourself. It’s always my advice that you hire an attorney. There are notaries available at the courthouse or you can go to a bank and have your signature notarized. You must sign in front of... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: I have an epo in place that says I can't go to my business location. How do I keep someone else out of location
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Leland Hulbert answered on Mar 18, 2021

You need to have someone else go in your place to protect your business. If that is not an option then you will have to petition the court to lift this restriction either at the hearing or by separate motion. If you are found at this location you could be arrested for violating the EPO and you... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can I file a law suit on my sister in law for child endangerment? I have text messages from her admitting everything

She has allowed the abuse of her adopted daughters to continue with her husband and her own father and has done nothing to prevent it. She even admits that in several texts messages we exchanged, and has even taken the abuse to try and blackmail her husband into paying her to keep her mouth shut... Read more »

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Leland Hulbert answered on Mar 17, 2021

I think you should talk to law-enforcement or the prosecutors office in your jurisdiction. If she threatened you for attempting to contact CPS or filing charges that in and of itself could be a felony for intimidating a witness in the legal process. You could also discuss the child endangerment... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Kentucky on
Q: is barillo pad and a butane lighter probable cause to search

officers were told they could not search without warrant so they claimed they seen a barillo pad and a butane lighter is that probable cause, which was not barillo pad it was stuffing out of my pillow?

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Leland Hulbert answered on Mar 17, 2021

I would need more details like why are the police at your home, could they see your pillow through a window, did you allow them in your house, were you on probation where they would have a right to search your house etc. Typically police need a warrant to enter your home but there are many... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: My brother is 18 years old and he is dating a 14 year old the mother is ok with the relationship can he get into trouble

The grandmother of his girlfriend was ok with there relationships but now is freaking out and I'm just trying to look out for my little brother and don't want to see him go to jail

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Leland Hulbert answered on Mar 2, 2021

He can be charged with crimes some but that risk and range of charges greatly increases if the relationship started before she was 14 years old or if the boyfriend is in any kind of position of trust like teacher, coach, employer etc.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Kentucky on
Q: When do I have to I'll give myself to a police officer in the state of Kentucky
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Leland Hulbert answered on Mar 1, 2021

I’m not sure if you’re talking about turning yourself in or giving a police officer identification.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Kentucky on
Q: What do I have to do when a cop asked me for my ID and when do I have to provide it in the state of Kentucky What law
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Leland Hulbert answered on Mar 1, 2021

The police officer typically has the right in Kentucky to ask for identification and you have an obligation to provide it. If you fail to give identification it could give rise to suspicion of other activity.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: Okay, so yes I could be absconding but why did they get to get vaccines and protect themselves but i can't?

about seeing probation

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Leland Hulbert answered on Feb 23, 2021

They serve the public and deal with hundreds of people every week. They don’t have a choice on when they can or can’t meet with people. The average citizen has more choices which is why probation officers are being vaccinated first.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: I am on probation and they want me to come in but im scared due to covid until I get vaccination. Do I have any say so?
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Leland Hulbert answered on Feb 23, 2021

One of the worst things you can do on probation is not call back or stay in touch with your probation officer. They run the show. If you have legitimate concerns about Covid like pre-existing conditions or some other legitimate concerns you should voice them with your probation officer. The judge... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: I was given some money by a guy. Now he is charging me with fraud. What can I do about it? It is in another state.

I was arrested and I was fired from my job. I did not ask for the money and I did not sign anything to get the money.

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Leland Hulbert answered on Feb 23, 2021

I would encourage you to contact a lawyer in that state immediately if you were actually being charged with a crime. Generally speaking in fraud cases the more proof you have for your side of the argument the better.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: I want to have my child's father removed from my home by the police will they automatically call cps to report this?

I was told by a friend anytime a police report is made against a couple with children cps is automatically called and a report is made. I desperately want him removed due to his constant verbal and emotional abuse but I do not want the stress of having cps involved as I have heard the many horrer... Read more »

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Leland Hulbert answered on Feb 19, 2021

A court can order CPS intervention or a police can contact CPS if they feel that it is necessary because a child is in dange. However, there are other options that typically do not involve CPS. If you file an emergency protective order/EPO against your husband if he is violent or making threats... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: i got arrested in grant ky for failure to complete alcohol assessment could not afford to go went to free rehab instead

i was arressted on 7 -11-2020 i had moved to fl in nov 2018 got a dui there in nov 2019 moved backed to ky in dec 2019 went back to fl on jan 22 -2020 for court got 20 days 5 years probation and lost license for 5 yr come back to ky checked into rehab got out been sober every since take vivtrol... Read more »

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Leland Hulbert answered on Feb 12, 2021

I don’t understand your question. If you got a DUI in Florida you would be subject to Florida laws and you would have to ask a Florida attorney what the best solution to your problem will be.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: Is lying about a felony a crime? It doesnt show up on background check. Also can it violate probation by lying?
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Leland Hulbert answered on Feb 12, 2021

It depends on the context. Is this employment or a court case? Lying to another person is not a crime in Kentucky. Lying to a police officer is also typically not a crime but not recommended. Lying to a federal agent is a crime. Lying to a Judge can be a contempt or even a crime of perjury.... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: Is it illegal for my exwife to withhold stimulus payment from me, when both names is on it on IRS website
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Leland Hulbert answered on Feb 11, 2021

It depends when you were divorced and if there was any any mention of taxes or future assets in your divorce agreement. Oh I would ask her for half of the money back or ask your previous attorney to contact her previous attorney to see if she will send it. If neither one of those options work you... Read more »

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