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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can a police officer who is using unnecessary force deny your request to speak to the chief while you’re detained?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 10, 2021

Whether the officer is using unnecessary force is a question for the jury. Regardless, the officer does not have to allow you to speak to the chief. You may have to do that when you are not detained.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: My ex and I financed a bike, she is the primary and I am the co signer. She wants to sell the bike, am I legally obliga

Am I legally obligated to sell it? I make the payments every month. She’s trying to take the break up out on me. And due to the newness of credit history, I can’t refinance on my own to remove her name.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 29, 2021

You can buy her out, she can buy you out or you can sell it and split the rice Ed’s (or liabilities).

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: Wife arrested for failure to comply to a court order visitation, but she did not refuse. The father did not show up.help

Can not get any questions answered, was told the father was supposed to contact his lawyer & tell them about why he did not show up, but somehow my wife ended up with a warrant.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 29, 2021

Hire a lawyer and have them contact the court to advise of the misunderstanding.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: My probation recently expired 2 weeks ago but apparently Im still on it as well as having an active warrant for which

Noone can give me an answer as to why i have it. My question is, is there something illegal going on here?

Brent Cox
Brent Cox answered on May 14, 2021

The best person to ask is your probation officer. I don't think anyone else would know why.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: Does cps have to show an emergency custody order to the parents and if so what happen if they dont
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 14, 2021

They should but normally they do not.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Support and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: I'm 16 years old with a 2 month child can I leave my mother with my baby without her consent in the state of Kentucky

Can my mom take money from my baby when I'm under her custody if I told her no

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 26, 2021

No, you cannot leave and yes she can take money if she’s using it for the good of the child.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Animal / Dog Law and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: What can I do about a neighbor that continually teases my dogs by riding a horse or driving a 4 wheeler?

I live on a side road from the road KY 596 and the neighbors continually tease my dogs by riding a horse down the road or by driving a 4 wheeler and they only go as far as our property then turns around and comes back. Also my dogs run free into and out of my yard but they come to me when I yell... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 16, 2021

Put your dogs up and eliminate the attraction for the neighbors. The other option is to move.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: Is it possible to leave home if I’m being caused severe anxiety?

I’m 16 years old and my mom induces severe anxiety and stress every time I’m around her. My parents are divorced and I live with her. She does not listen to me when I try to explain myself to her, and will usually resort to screaming and threatening. She also in the past has psychologically... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 10, 2021

Seek emancipation from the court, which is unlikely. Otherwise, plan to move as soon as you turn 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Rights and Construction Law for Kentucky on
Q: Let me rephrase

If my mother doesnt bother asking me to come home can she get me into legal trouble if she lets me move out before im 18??

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 31, 2021

Either you’re there with her permission or you’re not. If you’re there with her permission, you won’t get into trouble. If you’re there without her permission or against her wishes, you could get into trouble. End of story.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can I get in trouble?

If my mother allows me to leave and move to a friends house, before i turn 18, and decides she wants me back home and calls me in as a runaway can i get into legal trouble??

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 30, 2021

Yes. You are a runaway.

3 Answers | Asked in Foreclosure and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: I am buying my home under a Land Contract. In 2018 I gave the Seller $41000 down on a home . The Purchase price

$132000. I have not maintained Insurance instead put in a ADT Security that call the fire dept if fire or theft. I have been late on some monthly payments. I have paid a total of $66000 so far. I am disabled. He is pursuing Foreclosure. What can I do??

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Mar 27, 2021

You need to retain an experienced KY mortgage foreclosure defense and bankruptcy attorney. Good luck. THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE! YOU NEED TO SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY WHO IS LICENSED IN YOUR STATE FOR LEGAL ADVICE. This is merely suggestions for you to think about in discussing your situation with the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: If i am 6 months from being 18 can i legally leave without getting in trouble?

Im being neglected, mentally, and psychologically abused by both parents and use to be physically abused by my father, what can i legally do to get away from the situation without getting my brothers removed from the home as they are not getting the same treatment? Can i leave without them being... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 23, 2021

No. Report the allegations to cps.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Kentucky on
Q: is barillo pad and a butane lighter probable cause to search

officers were told they could not search without warrant so they claimed they seen a barillo pad and a butane lighter is that probable cause, which was not barillo pad it was stuffing out of my pillow?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 17, 2021

Many more facts are necessary to properly answer your question but on its face, doesn’t sound like probable cause.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Kentucky on
Q: What do I have to do when a cop asked me for my ID and when do I have to provide it in the state of Kentucky What law
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 1, 2021

Yes. You should provide the I’d to the officer when requested but that is all you have to do or say.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Support, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: In Ky when you give up Parental rights

Gave up rights 7/19/2019 and the judge said no other child support obligations from then and now on but the other parties Lawyer is trying to say I should have to pay child support until the order was entered 10/7/2019. What is correct?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 6, 2021

If you didn’t negotiate all arrearages into your agreement to terminate, you like owe through 10/19.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Insurance Defense and Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: Can the police pull you over for unconfirmed insurance? I was recently arrested for driving on suspended

Fleeing and evading and resisting arrest because of a traffic stop at 4 in the morning based solely on unconfirmed insurance

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 14, 2021

Fleeing and evading is sufficient probable cause for you to be pulled over.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: So, I was driving without a license and my grandfather was in the hospital but ...

But my neighbor didn’t have a vehicle either. And someone hit me but I got the blame cause not having my license. I have an upcoming court date in March and I never been in trouble or had anything on my record at all. I don’t know what to do at my court date. I could plead guilty to not having... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 14, 2021

Hire a lawyer and let them handle it for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Kentucky on
Q: I was made to do probation (recently completed) after accepting time served(their mistake). Can I get my fees back?

I done 3 years in prison, won appeal, original crime i accepted 3 years probated. Making it time served. They were supposed to have counted every day served but didn't. After serving the probation I realized I shouldn't have had to do, can I get my fees back and be compensated for serving... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 29, 2020

No.

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