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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Juvenile Law for Kentucky on
Q: If someone hits a 16 year old and they are 30 years old. What could happen if the 16 year old presses charges.

My daughter was hit by our next door neighbor cause she when over they to grab our dogs. They neighbor was going off and my daughter told her to calm down. That the stress will hurt the unborn child. But she didn't listen. So my daughter raised her voice to get the lady to listen. But the lady... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 12, 2019

Its an assault 4, a class A misdemeanor.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can I get a protective order for my two boys? And something for me? Should I try to get custody of the kids?

15yr old(lives with me) and 14yr old(live with mom)

Visitation order, Ex has both boys every other weekend and I have them every other weekend from that.

Fri my son was kicked out of his mom's house permanently by her bf. Story is my 15yr old son didn't say hi to him and he thought... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 12, 2019

Take a criminal complaint for the bf threatening you and make a motion to modify the parenting schedule in the divorce case.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Domestic Violence and Wrongful Death for Kentucky on
Q: My friend is serving time in a KY correctional facility. What will happen to her if her trial is overturned?

My friend is serving time in a KY correctional facility. What will happen to her if her trial is overturned? Will she immediately be sent to county jail until her new trial takes place?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 3, 2019

If the trial is overturned, She will be held on a bond to be set by the judge when the case is returned to him by the appeals court. At that time, release relief may be sought from the trial court.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: What would my best course of action be? I signed a temporary guardianship of my daughter, a year ago, to my Mother.

Ive been consistently involved in her life the duration of this guardianship. I however, married and was convicted of a domestic battery misdemeanor, because my Husband and I are choosing to do counseling, etc. to recover our marriage.. (My mother doesn't approve) She has now blocked all... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 22, 2019

File a custody petition in your county against your mother for return of the child.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: Can an agency show pictures of a case not related to the being filed about the respondent?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 22, 2019

Qualified yes, unless the pictures are evidence of a crime or some privilege attaches to them.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: In the state of Kentucky, it is illegal to possess firearms with an EPO out against you?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 24, 2019

If you have been served with that epo, yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Support and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: Can petitioner get into trouble for breaking TPO?

I petitioned to get an EPO against my child's father on Saturday, the sheriff's office told me to come back on Monday to pick up the paperwork with my court date, We have not been to court yet. I thought he was going to be at work so I went back to the shared house to get the rest of my... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 20, 2019

Yes. You can. Hopefully you will not, but it is a violation of the EPO.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: Is it legal for a judge to place a DVO against someone who is not a close relative?

My soon-to-be ex-husband filed an EPO against me, and a DVO against my boyfriend. He dropped everything on me, but the judge kept the DVO on my boyfriend. My boyfriend can't come within 500 feet of my two youngest children because of it, causing him to have to move out of our home. Now, this... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 13, 2019

Yes. It is legal. The standard is only a preponderance of the evidence.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: Case law for 4th degree assault where the defendant Won
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 12, 2019

What is your question?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: Do I have to return to kentucky to file criminal charges there?

I am 100% disabled veteran with a wife and 2 small kids. I was told I have to drive the 1000 miles there just to sign a piece of paper to get charges filed. Then drive 1000 miles back, hope they prosecute (the attacker is a local preacher and friends with the chief of police, sheriff, prosecutor... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 30, 2019

If the attack happened in Kentucky, then yes, you would have to file the charges in Kentucky.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: I'm a 17 year old female and I want to Sue or press charges for domestic violence

My boyfriend who is 23 landed me in the hospital and where we were at the time it was a felony, I want to know how I can put him away or get something out of this because justice hasn't been served. He beat me down mentally and physically for months until he ended up strangling me until I passed... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 27, 2019

You need to go see the Conmonwealth Attorney for the county where this occurred, to see about prosecuting him. If you want to file a civil suit, you will need a parent or next friend to bring it on your behalf bc you are a minor. You may want to consult a civil lawyer in this aspect to help you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: My partner is going to his pre tial conference on the 23rd of this month and i have gone to the county attorney to try

To get charges off is it better for us to try to get his case dismissed and he has a public defender but his not doing much and he also has a restraining order its a domestic violence case

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 14, 2019

You may want to consult your own attorney who can help you with that. Highly unlikely they dismiss a DV case without assistance from a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for Kentucky on
Q: what can i do to press charges for Domestic Violence and false reports of child abuse against me to cps?

I currently have an Interpersonal Protection Order in place for me and my 2 children. It states in the IPO where she admitted to the Domestic Violence while she was holding an infant child in her arms and threatened to use a knife against me to my mother in law..and i have the conformation email... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 1, 2018

You can file s domestic violence complaint with your local county attorneys office. You’ll need a civil lawyer to file suit against her for slander and libel if her reports to CPS are false.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: My boyfriend was charged with 4th degree assault domestic violence (minor injury ) I don't want to testify
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 17, 2018

You may want to tell the prosecutor that you don’t want to testify but the decision is up to them, not up to you, as to whether to go forward.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: Can someone be arrested for an 18 year old domestic volence charge?

My husband was arrested on 09/07/2018 for an 18 year old warrent....

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 19, 2018

Yes. You should hire an attorney immediately who may be able to get it dismissed for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: What happens in a pretrial in KY?

My girlfriend swore infront of the judge I did not harm her In anyway before he released me on my own recolonise I was instructed to take a dv class but was not given any info and then was told I needed to take the class before my next court date of 9/27/18. I called the county clerk office a... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 17, 2018

If the judge told him to take the dv class, he’d better take the dv class. The county clerk does not handle the matters as you describe. Call the public defenders office and ask where to take the dv class so he can have it finished by 9/27. There does not appear to be any conflict of interest... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: Im 17 going on 18 in december can i legally move out early or if i run away to my grandmas can i get in trouble by law

I live in louisville kentucky

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 8, 2018

No. You cannot legally move without your parents permission until you are 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: How hard is it for a mother to get her children back if a temporary custody order was granted

The father lied and said I'm using drugs to get the order after I left the state to move back to Indiana cause I feared for my life after he beat me in front of them

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 19, 2018

Take a 10 panel follicle test and prove you’re drug free them file a motion for he Stu RN of the children.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: Child visitation

A few years ago my fiancee had a restraining order placed on him by his childs mother. The order was placed even without a valid reason to have it placed. At that time he was trying to acertain visitation with his daughter , and the judge in question did not review his side of the story at all. She... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 12, 2018

Your fiancé needs to hire a competent family lawyer in the county where the case is currently to file the appropriate motions for him to be able to see the child.

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