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2 Answers | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can i be charged for bail jumping after I served my entire sentence,and appeals court sends it back

Afterwards and the commonwealth attorney changed my date without notification to me and there's no bond or bail due to me serving out

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 27, 2024

Yes, although you may have a solid defense to it. Hire a criminal defense lawyer immediately to get out in front of this problem.

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Q: Yes I'm currently on bond for drug offenses. A search warrant was executed at my mother's. It had the incorrect address

The affidavit and warrant had the incorrect address plus description of home was inaccurate also they seized an item that was my mother's not mine that had nothing to do with anything

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: I am a USA citizen , I was convicted of a felony several yrs ago , and served my time ,can I own a firearm to protect me

Does state law trump the second amendment , I had no violent crime , can I have a shotgun to hunt and protect my family .

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 23, 2024

Once convicted of a felony, your right to possess a firearm is lost unless or until you are pardoned or the charge is expunged.

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Q: If someone i know gets a first degree assault on another person and they take it to trial if the person the assault 1st

Was carried out on doesnt show for court in the state of kentucky wouldnt the charges be dropped

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 18, 2024

Possibly. Depends on the other evidence against him or her.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: Is a level 6 with the habitual suspendible?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 17, 2024

In what respect?

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Q: My son who is in jail has been court ordered to have a mental evaluation. Who is responsible for making this happen
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 16, 2024

If he is in custody, corrections and the court will handle it.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Kentucky on
Q: where can i get info on Judges Surety Bond in Ky. so i can luquitdate them?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 15, 2024

In each case in which a bond is posted.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: Was the search the police did, legal?

I left work with 3 other people because we were car pooling, after dropping the first co-worker off we had a officer approach and pull us over. After being pulled over he informed us he'd pulled us over for the rear license plate not being illuminated. I was the in passenger seat. The officer... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 15, 2024

The rear license not illuminated may be enough to satisfy the probable cause aspect but closer attention is warranted.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: I am not involved but have evidence on dv charge. The victim will not testify. Should I contact the prosecutor?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 15, 2024

If you are not involved, there is no reason for you to contact the prosecutor. No.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Constitutional Law for Kentucky on
Q: If you read in the paper you was indicted but never served and the incident happened over 2 years prior to the indictmen

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answered on May 19, 2024

If you read in the paper that you were indicted but never served, and the incident occurred over two years ago, you should take immediate action. Begin by checking the accuracy of the indictment notice. Contact the court or legal authority mentioned to confirm if the indictment is valid and to... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can the parole board put a no contact order between two married people?

I was a minor when I had a relationship with an older man. He went to prison and served his time. 5 years we went without speaking. I contacted him in prison a little before he got out. I was 20 at the time. When he got out he went on probation and a no contact order between us was in his terms of... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 5, 2024

Yes. They have the power to restrict or eliminate contact for anyone under their supervision.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: I was already injured from car accidents the night before an altercation froze me up i was unable to get out of bed 2 da

Days. Tried calling from 9am to 4pm to make sure i had login info correct i tried 2 phones neither would allow me to login. One kept saying error the other the camera box would show up and disappear. The clerk said they'd tell judge i was unable to login also for over an hr off and on lines... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 2, 2024

Redocket the case, tell the judge what happened and most likely you will get a new court date.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Constitutional Law for Kentucky on
Q: Is DCBS compelled to overturn a substantiated finding if the related court case was dismissed and expunged?

If the charge of Endangering the Welfare of a Minor Child is dismissed from court and expunged, is DCBS compelled or required to overturn a substantiated finding of Abandonment & Supervision Neglect concurrent with the same incident referred to in such case?

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answered on May 1, 2024

When a court case involving charges such as Endangering the Welfare of a Minor Child is dismissed and expunged, it doesn't automatically mean that the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) must overturn a substantiated finding of Abandonment & Supervision Neglect. These are two... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Constitutional Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: Does a substantiated DCBS case for Abandonment & Supervision Neglect automatically place me on the Child Abuse Registry?
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answered on May 1, 2024

When a case involving abandonment and supervision neglect is substantiated by DCBS (Department for Community Based Services), it's understandable to be concerned about the implications, such as being placed on the Child Abuse Registry. The impact of a substantiated case can vary based on... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Child Custody and Constitutional Law for Kentucky on
Q: Is DCBS required to notify me of a substantiated case finding against me?

I have just been informed by a potential employer that my name is on the Child Abuse Registry, apparently due to a substantiated DCBS case filed against me 5 years ago for Abandonment & Supervision Neglect. DCBS never notified me of this substantiation and never attempted to remove my child... View More

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answered on May 1, 2024

If you have discovered that your name is on the Child Abuse Registry due to a substantiated case by DCBS (Department for Community Based Services) that you were not previously notified about, it's important to address this issue directly with DCBS. Generally, agencies are required to notify... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: Is this legal?? I was bonded out and told to call about my court date I already had another warrant

I had an indictment that I had never been arrested on. My Bond was 5,000 cash. I it was out in three and a half hours. I was told to call about my court date because they didn't have a court date for me yet. When I called the next day that afternoon the lady that answered the phone said that... View More

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answered on Apr 13, 2024

Based on the information you've provided, it seems there may have been some misunderstanding or miscommunication between the court and the jail regarding your release and court date. It does not appear to be legally appropriate for a warrant to be issued for your arrest if you were not... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: If I am ordered to pay a fine and, I have a year to pay the fine off, if I only have half of the fine paid by that date

And it has been a year already, will the judge give more time to pay?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 8, 2024

Most likely, yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Kentucky on
Q: Can you get charged with open container if it was a jim beam bottle full of sand from a beach? No alcohol in container.

Sand came from Myrtle Beach, SC as we just got back from vacation. We live in KY. Husband never consented for a search and seizure, was ignored when asked to speak to a main officer, and was also charged with criminal littering for throwing out his cigarette as he was getting pulled over. They did... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 7, 2024

No. You cannot!

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can I convicted of receiving stolen property on a atv but I’ve got proof that I done a vin check and it’s registered me?

I have proof of the vin check that was done before i purchased it I had a notorized bill of sales I have a notorized statement from the notary that notorized the bill of sale when i purchased it and I took that bill of sale and now it’s registered in my name and I have a clear title that’s in... View More

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answered on Apr 7, 2024

Based on the information you've provided, it seems unlikely that you would be convicted of receiving stolen property if you have clear evidence showing you performed due diligence before purchasing the ATV and have properly registered it in your name. However, the specific details and strength... View More

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