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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: My 13 year old grandson was pickup but the police for breaking and entering. He is guilty of this charge but the police

Took His phone made him give them his passcode would not let me in the room with while he was being questioned by them is this legal also he has a lawyer now but the police keep coming to my house and harassing him we told the police that he was not going to talk to them without his lawyer present... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 26, 2020

You should hire a lawyer for him and all that evidence should be suppressed. He is not to be questioned without a parent or attorney present with him.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Kentucky on
Q: Can they arrest me on my court date for my charges w/o letting my witnesses speak at all? & do all trials have juries?

I served 2 weeks in jail on the day of my arrest for assault. My trial is coming up, will they just tell me how long im going to jail, or do I get to have my witnesses speak against my prosecutor to try and prove self defense? In ky

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 25, 2020

You can call any and as many witnesses as you like. The jury has to find you guilty first. If they believe your witnesses and your theory of self defense, you could be found not guilty.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can a DVO, once issued but later dismissed, be expunged?

A case in which a DVO hearing was held and a DVO was issued, then dismissed at the request of the petitioner was not in effect for one month.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 21, 2020

Yes, if dismissed, can be expunged.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: If i live with my parents for the time being and my brother has threatened my life what can i do

He doesnt live here bt his son does and i am 9 months pregnant

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 21, 2020

Notify the police.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: Does a parent have the right to be in with a 14 year old and the attorney?

Attorney wants son email and personal number to talk to just him. I gave her mines as he is not talking to an attorney without me. He is 14.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 18, 2020

No. Your presence can interfere with the attorney client privilege and may be used against him by calling you as a witness. For the rest of the world your answer is yes, but not with an attorney. If you don’t trust the lawyer you hired, hire another one you do trust.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Kentucky on
Q: If a defendant is on a surety bond in state case, but arrested and in Federal custody and sentenced to serve out Federal

sentence of 11months, and while in Federal custody in Alabama, misses the Courtdate scheduled for state case Kentucky, and attorney notified the circuit court judge of the reason for inability to appear at court hearing and rescheduled court hearing date set , can the judge issue a failure to... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 17, 2020

Yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: Who makes decision concerning reconsideration of address of home placement plan for release from state jail in KY?

Husband is wife soul caregiver and further seperation upon release poses a extreme financial burden on the household and health of parolees spouse.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 15, 2020

The Parole Board.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: Do all crimes get trials? What if the police that made the arrest saw enough evidence find someone guilty?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 14, 2020

All crimes get trials, no exceptions.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Kentucky on
Q: Who decides to drop assault charges when self def. is proved, judge, jury, or lawyers? Prosecutor refuses to drop them
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 14, 2020

If the jury believes the self defense claim, they are instructed to find the defendant not guilty.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Kentucky on
Q: Can you be sentenced to house arrest for assault 1st degree in ky?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 14, 2020

No. It’s a violent crime with an 85% serve.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can parole deny a reconsideration ifor home placement if residences has failed in past

Our home was denied twice for home placement first time I had not been physical able to clean the house and make sure no old or broken or used paraphernalia was still lingering in places I could not reach when probation and parole showed up and I did not permitt them entry and placement failed. so... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 14, 2020

They can deny for ANY reason or no reason. Purely discretionary.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: Ok I am a victim of domestic violence. My husband filed a false epo along with another woman. the sheriff who served it

Knows it's not true and this is not my husband first time. He's done this before to other women. And I am currently pregnant with our child. So what is the chance of getting the epo on me overturned to a dvo on him.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 12, 2020

None unless you take your own epo against him. The court cannot convert his epo against You to a dvo against him.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: If someone calls the cops on you to leave their home and you do before cops come, can you still get in trouble? KY
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 10, 2020

Likely not unless you committed a felony while you were there.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: I’m 17 my dad is always yelling and threatening to beat me up and kick me out

I have recordings of my dad threatening to beat me up and kick me out of the house. I am 17 and do schooling online that I pay for. Can I leave the house without his consent. And what could happen to me. I live in Kentucky or what can I do about this

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 6, 2020

You cannot leave without his consent. Report his behavior to CPS and let them handle it. They are your way out.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can a 17 year old legally be in a non-sexual relationship with a 29 year old?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 4, 2020

As long as there is no illegal contact or behavior from either party.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: My sisterPossession of controlled substance in second degree 1st offense what does that carry for jail time

Plus he has more charges tampering with physical evidence drug paraphernalia Buy/possess 218A500(2) violation of EPO/dvo 2nd time

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 4, 2020

What is your question?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Kentucky on
Q: My lawyer was appointed because I couldnt afford one. (I am the defendant). When the date of my trial comes(for assault

1st degree) will I imediently be sentenced to jail (since I did assault someone), or will my lawyer and my prosecutors lawyer actualy argue and try to prove of disprove my selfdefense claim? And what if the prosecutor doesn't show up? Could I still go to jail?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 2, 2020

You may not even be found guilty , much less go to jail. Why isn’t your public defender answering any of your questions?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: My trial was set for today. I showed up ready and with my witnesses but my name was never called. Nor was my prosecutor-

-there. The judge said he had no papers on me, even though I had the letter saying my trial was today. He sent me home telling me to come back next month on the new date he had set. Why did they even set the date for today and then not call me up? Did they just lose my name or something?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 2, 2020

Probably a s heduling error. Go back on the date the judge gave you!

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