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Q: In Kentucky, is a DVO considered a charge or conviction? Does it prohibit firearms, for me I am in the military

I am in the military and have an epo against me. The dvo hearing is soon and Im wondering if it is a charge or conviction? Or only if I breach the DVO? Can a dvo be issued and not have firearm provisions? Is there another option so I can keep my job? I have 12 years in and dont want to throw it all away

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Matt Schalk
Matt Schalk
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Princeton, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Your questions should be answered by a qualified attorney, over the telephone.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: A dvo is not a criminal charge or conviction, although violation of a dvo is a criminal charge. The dvo is civil in nature but if entered against you, you will not be able to possess a firearm.

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