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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: What is the statue of limitations on suing car dealer for fraud?

I unknowingly bought a flooded vehicle from a dealer. The dealers wife is a notary and he forged his wife’s signature on some of the paperwork. Is he aloud to sign his wife’s name to notarize the paperwork?

I’ve been actively trying to find someone to help me for a year now. Hiring a... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 14, 2019

Statute of limitations is either 2 or 5 years, depending on which statute you proceed under.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: My friend has a 5000 dollar warrant for obsconding he hAs a drug problem and relapsed and didn’t report to probation off

For three months what is his chances on a second chance

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 14, 2019

Much better if he hires a good lawyer and arranged to turn himself in.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: Question about an arrest.

My mother rents the property where the arrest occured so the lease is in her name. My address was not there. I lived elsewhere. So, 1 day there was a little jon boat left at the end of my mother's driveway, almost blocking it off. We did not know if someone was coming back for it or what. After a... Read more »

Matt Schalk
Matt Schalk answered on Dec 12, 2019

I would definitely have to know more about the case to give you a complete answer, but it appears that law-enforcement doesn’t entirely believe your story. Hindsight is 20/20 but It probably would’ve been best if you had called the police when the mysterious boat appeared in the driveway.... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: If someone has an outstanding bench warrant for failure to appear, is paying his electric bill "aiding and abetting?"

Someone I know has an outstanding bench warrant in a criminal case for failure to appear. Is he technically a fugitive? He's requested I help him out with some bills, and I've done so in the past. Am I "aiding and abetting" if I pay his electric bill, or offer him other financial aid?

Matt Schalk
Matt Schalk answered on Dec 12, 2019

The individual you want to help just needs to get that bench warrant for failure to appear taken care of as soon as possible. Perhaps lending money to help him or her retain an attorney might be a better allocation of funds.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can I stop attending IOP classes once I am released from house arrest and put on parole?

A condition of my house arrest was to take IOP classes. Now I am getting off house arrest, so I don't have to keep taking classes, correct?

Matt Schalk
Matt Schalk answered on Dec 11, 2019

Your attorney needs to ask the judge about that.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can you get charged with auto theft if someone gave you the car and it's been in your possession for 2 years
Matt Schalk
Matt Schalk answered on Dec 9, 2019

Yes, if there is probable cause. Those sound like defenses to the theft charge. Contact an attorney if you want to discuss the matter in more detail.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: I have a permit, car without ins Friend drove my car & wrecked. No other car involved. I was Charged with No insurance

My friend said place officer her full coverage insurance card on her vehicle (Which I thought in the state of Kentucky if you drive someone’s car you are responsible to make sure it has insurance before driving it otherwise the driver will be charged accordingly however I was a passenger in my... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 1, 2019

Yes. They can charge you both. Insurance in zkrntucky follows the car, not the person. She can be charged as the actual driver and you can be charged as the actual owner.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Car Accidents, Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: Someone hit my dog with their car in a 15mph zone and did not stop or notify me of the incident.

The vet bill is $355 and will be more charges in the coming 8 weeks, a neighbor said he saw who did it and pointed them out to me. It is clear they were definitely speeding well over the limit based on the injuries. What can I do?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 28, 2019

File suit against them in District Court in our county.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury and Constitutional Law for Kentucky on
Q: Hello, I was wanting to know the minimum and most amount of time it could take in Ky for a inmate to get pretrial .?

Criminal Defense case

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 25, 2019

On the average, about 60 days.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: Is it possible for me to clear the warrants without a lawyer?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 18, 2019

Very unlikely. You can go redocket them yourself and hope they don’t arrest you then or before the court date, but that’s an awfully big risk.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: How can i clear a 2 year warrant without going to jail just fta and failure to pay
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 16, 2019

Hire a lawyer to get the warrant set aside and resolve the case.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Education Law for Kentucky on
Q: My son is 17 and he got caught with marijuana at school im wondering what kind of charges come with this

He got caught with a thc pen at school he is 4 months away from turning 18 can he be tried as an adult?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 16, 2019

He cannot be tried as an adult although charges could be brought in juvenile court. If he has no record, probably a dismissal or diversion is your end result.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Mergers & Acquisitions for Kentucky on
Q: What do you think will happen in court

My boyfriend got a ride home from a man who had methamphetamine in the car that my boyfriend was unaware of but they were both charged with possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense methamphetamine, and the driver was also charged with several other charges but the driver told... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 12, 2019

Probably a misdemeanor plea and some probated time.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: Can I sue the company that owns the apartment complex that hired the landlord and maintenance men. That stole my stuff?

Yes I do have proof that the landlord and maintenance men stole my belongings. Very satisfying proof

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 10, 2019

If you can prove it, yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: How can they drop too inditment warrants to too bench warrant
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 10, 2019

Warrants issued on an indictment are arrest warrants. It doesn’t matter whether they are arrest warrants or bench warrants. The effect is the same and they need to be set aside.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can my 17 year old son plead guilty to felony charges without a parent present?

My 17 year old son (who is currently being detained at a juvenile detention center) recently agreed to plead guilty to several charges including at least one felony without the advice or presence of his parents. When his mother and I walked into the court room our son had already plead guilty to... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 5, 2019

No. That should not have happened.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Juvenile Law and Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: can a 13 year old boy get in trouble for pinning a 13 girl against a wall and hitting her?

and hitting in her in the back of the neck because she took his scooter. if she hit him back when pinned against the wall?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 31, 2019

They both could be charged in juvenile court. However, it is probably best settled between the parties and parents if possible.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Probate for Kentucky on
Q: failed 3 urine tests for probation sending me to rehab for 6 months do I have any options

2 years probation on diversion program 6 months I lose everything

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 29, 2019

Your other option is worse: jail. If they don’t remove you from diversion, I’d take the rehab and be thankful for the gift.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: Someone pleads not guilty at arraignment, but is entered by judge as guilty. I have cd to arraignment. Cannot get anyone

Cannot get public defender because judge entered as guilty, so it looks like there’s no longer a case. Need help badly!

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 17, 2019

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