Louisville, KY asked in Domestic Violence for Kentucky

Q: I had a dvo. Its on record but also expired 3 years ago. I was never charged. Is this unconditional dismissal?

I wasn't charged with anything. I haven't had a y other legal issues ever. It was in family court. Prosecutor never pressed charges. But they still put a dvo on record. Can I join the military? Also the one who put it on me said he'd be a reference for me for the army. We're still together and it's been amazing. We get along so well. But he put it on me because I left him 6 years ago. He did it out of spite. But I forgive him so not to bring up the harshness.

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

A: If the dvo was granted, it cannot be expunged. You might see if he would be willing to go back to court with you snd set it aside by agreement. That is probably the only way it gets done.

Leland Hulbert
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Leland Hulbert
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  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: If it was an EPO that never went to a DVO it would be eligible for expungement if it was dismissed. If it became a DVO after a hearing it would not be eligible for expungement unless you go back and petition the court to set aside that finding.

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