Paducah, KY asked in Domestic Violence for Kentucky

Q: Can the state of ky press domestic violence charges without the victims consent?

Police have been called twice on my husband for him being physical with me. Each time I stated I did not want to press charges or file for an EPO. The second time the police took a statement from me and my mother in law, took pictures of my injuries. The next day cps showed up and started a case. 3 days later the police show up and arrest him stating its for a warrant. He was charged with 4th degree assault and released from jail on a $500 bond and was told he must remain 500 ft away from me or he'd be arrested again. This is extremely difficult for us and our family. I need to know how to get this dropped or at least the 500 ft order dropped.

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Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Yes. They can.

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