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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: Am I able to drop a DVO in Ky? How do I go about this?

Defendant wasn’t able to make it to court due to working out of town, so it was changed from an EPO to a DVO. I would like to try and work through issues with counseling and would like to drop the charges

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jun 11, 2024

You’ll need to file a motion to set aside and dismiss in the court that issued the DVO.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: Can you get charged with a EPO violation If the judge dismissed the EPO before violation hearing

My ex got a epo against me on may 17th I was arrested for epo violation that I never committed and may 22nd the epo was dismissed/no findings I have court June 3rd for the epo violation. Can I even be charged still if it was dismissed

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 31, 2024

Yes. You can bc the epo was in effect when she alleged you violated it.

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: Which age the child can be removed to child support
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 30, 2024

What is your question?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: What does this mean

What does it mean when the judge is awaiting an order from the prosecutor?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Feb 22, 2024

Just what it says. The judge apparently asked the prosecutor to prepare an order for the judge to sign and the judge is waiting on that order.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: What’s this mean

He was just put on misdemeanor probation, a motion was filed from victim and attorneys office that he has continued abuse with proof and this came up on the website…

Next MOTION NOT REQUIRING HEARING iS scheduled for 02/14/2024 at 9:01 PM.

Now it’s back to what it said since... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Feb 15, 2024

It is a procedural commentary and it appears as though the 2024 date is remanded and the 2025 date will be the next review. Looks like good news.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: Am I facing jail time? Or will they let me do rehab? Respondent has asked for jail time or rehab.

In KENTUCKY- facing assault fourth degree, public intoxication 1st & 2nd offense, breaking terms of release on an ROR,& criminal mischief. Separate dates of charge but they’re making me go to court at the same time for both. The respondent is my baby daddy ‘& he has asked for... View More

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answered on Feb 7, 2024

In Kentucky, facing charges such as fourth-degree assault, public intoxication, breaking terms of release on an ROR, and criminal mischief presents a serious legal situation that could potentially lead to jail time, depending on the specifics of your case, your criminal history, and the discretion... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: Can someone name people's names on an assault 4 case and to add restraining order for people who wasn't even there

This girl is trying to add Hispanic which is my sister's boyfriend who she wants as her boyfriend adding him on a restraining order and he said he didn't want no part of but she said her attorney is handling it so he didn't have to be there she's just writing his name without... View More

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answered on Jan 30, 2024

In cases involving restraining orders, the individual seeking the order can request that certain people be included in the order. However, typically, there needs to be a reasonable basis for including each person. This usually involves demonstrating to the court that the person named poses a threat... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: I have a dvo on my ex boyfriend that a judge granted for 3 years is there anyway to get the dvo dropped?

I had filed the petition in July and a judge granted a 3 year dvo in August after having a 14 day epo

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 27, 2024

You will have to go back to court and ask the judge to dismiss it.

2 Answers | Asked in Communications Law, Constitutional Law, Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment for Kentucky on
Q: Hey I’m one of the victims from this case is there anyway that I can see this case , how can I go about getting it open

I want to get this case published as me being one of the victims , I’m trying to see how I go about this situation .

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Dec 11, 2023

What case are you trying to see?

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: Missed court for a criminal summons & another court date for assault 4 dom. Can I get them redocketed and avoid arrest

Criminal summons was for a car accident where my ex had cancelled the insurance policy on me shortly after the wreck so that it didn’t count on her insurance and I would get stuck with everything. I was unaware this had happened and I thought I was covered. I missed the court date to it due to no... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Dec 7, 2023

Hire a lawyer to redocket them immediately and recall warrants and you can probably avoid being arrested.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: KY bond rules say bond must be reasonable. Is $100,000 reasonable for Inmate who worked at Wal-Mart, no priors?

Charges are att. murder, strangulation - no injuries to either 2 individuals. Defendant came home early, concerned about pregnant wife bc the Ring camera was turned off and it never was before, and he worried about a break-in. He found his pregnant wife with another man, and after asking the man to... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 2, 2023

Yes. Thats a reasonable bond given the severity of the charges.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: In Ky can the law enter a home without a search warrant or consent?
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answered on Nov 1, 2023

The police can enter a home without a search warrant or consent in a few limited circumstances. One of these circumstances is when the police have probable cause to believe that a domestic violence incident is in progress.

Probable cause means that the police have a reasonable basis to...
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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can I request an EOP and keep my child from my ex wife?

My ex wife was arrested for domestic violence against her current husband on Oct 16 2023. I had my daughter at the time and dropped her off the following Saturday and my ex told me nothing about it. When I picked my daughter up this Saturday she finally told me what happened and she was out on... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Oct 29, 2023

Not without getting permission from the court first. Make a motion to limit their contact in the divorce case while the criminal case proceeds.

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: I was told that I was allowed to drop the DVO by my lawyer. So I’m confused. I want to work on my marriage with spouse.
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Oct 18, 2023

Only the judge can dismiss or amend the order. You need to file the motion with him or her.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: I got a DVO on my husband. Can I drop DVO? Also can commonwealth of Ky pick it up after I drop it? We want to work on it

I went to court on Monday the 16 and they said my husband couldn’t have contact with daughter for 3 years without supervision. I’ve decided that I want to work it out and us go to marriage counseling I don’t want things to be like this. What happens if commonwealth picks it up what should I... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Oct 18, 2023

No, you cannot drop it. No, the commonwealth will not pick it up. This is a civil action. Your only recourse is to go back to the judge and ask him or her to modify the dvo to grant the relief you seek.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: can a plaintiffs record of being guilty violating KRS 314.091(1)(a), (d), (h), (j), (l) be used as evidence in cases

can it be used as evidence for defendant in civil summons hearing

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 21, 2023

Yes. It can.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: what kind of attorney do I need if I've delt with physical, emotional, and sexual abuse

i am now disabled due to contracting hiv from my ex of 18 yrs

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answered on Aug 31, 2023

If you've experienced physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and are seeking legal assistance, it's important to consult with an attorney who specializes in handling cases related to personal injury and abuse. Specifically, you might want to consider reaching out to a Personal Injury... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: If you didn't do all of the anger management classes assigned by the judge for Epo, would you go to jail?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Aug 31, 2023

Probably not the first time but if not done after several chances, yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: I have a domestic violence charge after getting into a fist fight with my brother 15 yrs ago can I get it dropped

Just wanting a gun for recreational/hunting purposes recently acquired an hunting license and permits for hunting and would like to hunt in rifle season

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Aug 29, 2023

Yes. It can be expunged from your record and you can have your rights restored.

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