New Haven, KY asked in Federal Crimes for Kentucky

Q: How does an indictment work, how long to return one, and if the grand jury doesn't charge felony then what?

Basically my ex charged into the house without my permission, scared me so bad until I would let him in threatening to kill me Etc. I was able to sneak out of the house and go to the neighbors and call the law even though he said if I did he would slit mine and my son's throat if he saw blue lights. The officer who came informed me that he was going Federal to try to get indictments with multiple felony charges. I still haven't heard anything this was in April no one will tell me what's going on or know what's going on I can't get him to return my calls. What do I do..if there wasn't enough evidence for a felony charge.. clearly a crime was committed so do I need to now try to file paperwork with the county attorney to get misdemeanor charges or what? He can't just get away with it..he's got away with enough and I've got my kids to protect!

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Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: There is no time limit on an indictment to be returned, it can be presented and returned st any time. The grand jury can indict as a felony, as a misdemeanor or not at all.

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