Glasgow, KY asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky

Q: Will me not getting an epo affect abusers sentence?

I asked about my ex getting a 1st degree strangulation charge a few days ago. When he went to jail I told the police I didn't want to worry about the epo, I just wanted to get my things and leave. But I'm wondering if me not getting it will make the court think differently than if I had gotten it. Even without the epo could he still be looking at time or will the charges likely be dropped because I didn't get one? It's still a serious situation, I just didnt get the epo because there's no possible way for him to contact me or know where I'm at. I'm 100% sure of it.

2 Lawyer Answers
Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: If there are pending criminal charges that is much more serious than an EPO. The court and the prosecutor will not drop or lower the charges just because you didn’t file for an EPO.

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

A: It really won’t affect his sentence in the criminal case.

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