Louisville, KY asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky

Q: My girlfriend has a DVO against her ex husband. He is violent and unpredictable. Lately, we have noticed him lurking.

He strolls through the parking lot of our apartment and sometimes even knocks on the door. We never hesitate to call the police. He was jailed for such behavior a few weeks ago and still persists. He has no reason to be on our end of town. He doesn't drive, so he walks all the way here...rain or shine. Lately we've see him just loitering at stores that we frequent, but is still outside the 500ft. One day, he will catch us off guard. Is there any action we can take to stop this behavior before it escalates? He is clearly stalking from a distance. We are currently on the market for a new place to live, but it looks like that dream is still a few months away...in the meantime, what can we do?

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Matt Schalk
Matt Schalk
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  • Princeton, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: I would suggest moving.

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

A: You can go back to court and ask the judge to increase the 500 ft barrier to 1000 ft or more.

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