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...View More
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
My ex boyfriend tried to kill me few weeks ago. As he stated he was going to before beating me with a rock and other objects. Law was notified when I came to, and they took pictures and everything. My question is why was he not arrested? I've filed for charges. They have not started... View More
Generally, law enforcement makes the decision and the abuser is arrested. You may want to get some investigative reporters and make this known. You may also want to go to your county attorneys office and take a criminal complaint against him. If you are living with him, get out of there and to a...View More
Typically, in a domestic violence order, the abuser can have no contact with multiple people, including significant others and children. People who are victims or not under a no contact order. It sounds like if he went to prison for two years, he was also charged with crimes, which are far more...View More
Can someone that’s absolutely not involved in a DVO case write a letter to the judge about our case? I’m the petitioner. Like my exes mother of his children is trying to write a statement and his mother hates me and is trying to do the same. Is that even legal?
I do not practice law in Kentucky. Generally, courts do not accept letters from people purporting to be witnesses. The only way to present evidence to a court is either as an exhibit attached to a motion or to properly introduce it at a hearing or trial, in accordance with your state's Rules...View More
You are violating the DVO by returning home before it is amended. If anyone reports it or if the police are called and find you there, you will likely be arrested and charged with violating the dvo. You should go somewhere else to stay, hire a lawyer to get the dvo amended, and not have any...View More
If you are the one with the EPO charges against you, you are not allowed to have any contact with her. If you have contact you could be charged with violating an EPO and be arrested on a new criminal charge. She is not under any restrictions. She does not have an EPO against her from what you are...View More
Victim was the one that police came in on and because the detective didn’t get what me wanted from me he turned to my boyfriend and had him arrest 3 months after the fact. The Sheriff’s that came was confused over it and, supposedly the warrant wasn’t signed by a judge either. He spent 78... View More
An arrest can be made by police in a domestic case based on probable cause determined by the officer. He does not have to witness it or be present. An arrest may also be made upon a warrant issued upon a sworn statement of the police or private citizen. Consult a criminal defense lawyer near you...View More
Doubtful anything will come if it as you did the right thing by going the other way when you saw her. That is the advice judges usually give when issuing a dvo. If there was no contact nor communication, you should be safe.
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
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
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
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
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.
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