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Q: Violating EPO

What happened to the second time you violate any Epo ? Does it turn into a felony?

Jonathan Hodge
Jonathan Hodge
answered on Dec 4, 2022

In Kentucky, violation of an EPO constitutes contempt of court which is prosecuted as a Misdemeanor A (can be jailed up to 365 days on conviction). There is no enhancement of this misdemeanor penalty to felony.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: I have kids with my ex girlfriend and she has a Dvo on me .

If I write my kids mothers friend , that I miss my kids and I’m taking steps into therapy and taking parenting classes to better myself. Am I violating , the order ?

Leland Hulbert
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Leland Hulbert
answered on Dec 3, 2022

You are not violating a no contact order by contacting third parties but if you are contacting them so that they contact your ex that would be a violation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: I think my son just received a higher charge, because his big brother just served 5 years for a battery.

Youngest son been going back and forth court for 2 years on misdemeanor. Trail date was set for 8th this month. Strange same time his older brother was released charged jumped to a felony. My son and the victim still maintain that what he is being accused of did not happen the way they saying.... Read more »

Leland Hulbert
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Leland Hulbert
answered on Dec 2, 2022

It’s a little hard to follow your fact pattern but it sounds like you’re saying he was charged with a misdemeanor for two years and then a few days before a trial they moved it up to a felony? That is very rare and sounds strange. It’s possible for them to indict felony charges at any time as... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: I had filed charges against my ex boyfriend. There is a strangulation charge and a 4th degree assault. I no longer

want to proceed in any charges. I understand it is up to the prosecution if there is a case. Which there is not a case there is no evidence. My statement was short and I was having a mental breakdown. Does he have to be arrested before the prosecution can dismiss the case? Can I meet the the... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Social Security for Kentucky on
Q: Can a public school bus driver take photos of my driver’s license and social security card on their personal iPhone?

The bus driver gave me no reason as to why they needed either of my identification when I kept asking. They wouldn’t delete my information from their personal iPhone after I asked several times. A school receptionist asked the bus driver to delete the photos, which the bus driver eventually did... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Kentucky on
Q: Are there any pro Bono Attorneys out there that would be willing to help me file a petition for grandparent visitation?

My granddaughter is currently in foster care because I reported my son for seriously abusing Meth and Heroin in her presence. And because he still technically has rights to her, he has told CPS and the Judge not to communicate with me and not to give me temporary custody. I don't want to get... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: I am being evicted from public housing because my guest got into a fight with my neighbors guest

My friend got into a fight with the neighbors brother because the brother had been calling me all sorts of horrible names in front of my 8 yr old daughter. Now I'm being evicted bc they said I should be able to control my guest. I have videos of the neighbor calling me names and cussing me.... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: I've got a question

I've been indicted for trafficking and the Grand jury..the foreperson was a lady that I had prievous issues with sign the indictment

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Family Law and Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: If DVO domestic violence order has expired or was dismissed is your firearms rights restored in the state of Kentucky?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 29, 2022

Yes, presuming there are no other prohibitions on your right to possess a weapon.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Q: How long is a dog left with a pet sitter in Kentucky before they are considered abandoned?

He doesn't care for his dog like a dog owner should. He's left outside 24/7 in his own feces, fed 40 lb bag food, and when it's gone, he waits a few days and then dumps a new bag out. His dog escaped and asked neighbor to watch him for the weekend, and then 2 weeks later and has yet... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 29, 2022

Depends on numerous factors, such as length of sitter engagement, length past sitter engagement, viable explanation for delay, etc.

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: Can a property management company charge me more than my security deposit for cleaning when I did not have a lease?

My lease was from Feb 2020- Feb 2021. I moved out in November of 22. They are trying to charge me $2,500 over my security deposit for my apartment. Can they do this when I had no active lease?

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: If I have a dvo on someone bc they came and had me at knife point bc I wouldn’t speak to them 6 months later they put a

Telling me about family that recently passed and add me on snap and say that they are in therapy I let them come talk bc they show me google that it’s not illegal for me to reply but was that they spoke I quickly realize it’s a mess try to get them to leave the threaten me to lose my kid and go... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: If I have a dvo ok someone and they left a letter in my mail and I got it then they added me on snap and I accepted

It to first see if it was real second see what they had to say and they apologized and showed they got in therapy I said idk if I can talk to you legally they screenshot google saying I can I research and idk he comes up shows he is not well and os dangerous but then threatens to turn me in make me... Read more »

Leland Hulbert
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Leland Hulbert
answered on Nov 29, 2022

I don’t understand the facts. It’s a confusing scenario. If you violate a DVO and there is clear proof they could turn it into the prosecutors and they could seek charges but not always and even if they do that wouldn’t mean you automatically lose a child

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: Can officers or deputy write ticket simply because they become angry??

Detained for loud exhaust deputy took my license and insurance ran my info and returned documents to me. proceeded to explain the reason an that its illegal to have a loud car. I asked what statute number that law was officer stated " i dont know" i replied " you dont know" he... Read more »

Leland Hulbert
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Leland Hulbert
answered on Nov 29, 2022

An officer cannot write a ticket simply because they are angry but if you have broken any law, including a traffic law they can charge you but they must cite the specific law and the facts and circumstances in a citation

0 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Kentucky on
Q: Is it legal to have a funeral pyre, on a body of water in the state of kentucky?

Like a viking funeral?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: After arrest how long is it before pretrial services interviews defendant and sets bail
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 28, 2022

Generally 3-6 hours but can be as long as 12-24 hours

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Tax Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: In the state of KY if a non residential parent has zero contact for 6 years isn't that abonnement?

I have primary custody. I've never changed that, and I've never pushed full custody. He hasn't been there for my daughter in over 6 years yet lives 8 minutes away from us, as well as works literally behind the building we live in. He does have monies taken out of his check from the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: My 14yr old son wants to live with me and has asked I undertake steps to initiate a change of residency. Hire an atty?

His mother is not a bad person but he is and has been for some time expressed depression which has recently grown into a feeling of what I can only describe as hopelessness with his current living arrangement. Most of this stems, unfairly as it may be, from his stepfather and the rules by which he... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 29, 2022

You need to hire an attorney, file a motion to modify residential custody and attach a report from his therapist (or get him in to see a therapist if he doesn’t have one.

0 Answers | Asked in Probate for Kentucky on
Q: I’m expecting an inheritance check. When l went to lawyers office to request it they told me it would be at least 2 more

Weeks before I might receive it. The final settlement has already been signed by the judge. So all is left is distribution of funds. I want my check now so why would I have to keep waiting? I’m ready to get this over with It has been 8 long months since all this started. What reasons would there... Read more »

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