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Q: What if a child is too scared to be in front of the defendant for testimony?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 3, 2020

Then he won’t be allowed to testify.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: Does the prosecutor pick the jurors? Can he pick people he knows?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 3, 2020

The prosecutor and defense attorney pick the jurors. Anyone they know will most likely be disqualified.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: Can a 17 y/o request to not testify in front of the prosecutor, like to testify in just a room with the jury?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 3, 2020

No. It must be in front of everyone.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: If the defendants witness is related the the defendant and the prosecutor, will they be deemed bias to either in any way
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 3, 2020

It’ll be brought out for the jury to determine if there is any bias.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: If someone attacks u first, then you attack back, can they press charges? And what if they claim u attacked first?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 2, 2020

Yes. That is a question for the jury.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: If the defendent & his multiple witnesses tell a different story than the prosecutor, will they b believed?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 2, 2020

The credibility of witnesses is solely up to the jury.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: If u are sentenced to jail time at ur trial, do you start that day, or do you come home for a bit?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 2, 2020

That decision is solely up to the trial judge.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Kentucky on
Q: If someone falsely acuses u of threatening them with a weapon(one u really have) but has 0 proof, will you be charged
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 2, 2020

Depends on the rest of the facts and circumstances surrounding the alleged threat.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: If u internationally hurt someone, is the "show cause" court date where u pay a fine to cover their medical bills?
Anna Aleksander
Anna Aleksander answered on Aug 2, 2020

If you pleaded guilty and/ or are convicted, and if restitution is owed and ordered, the condition of your sentence may involve paying restitution i.e., the medical bills. In such a case you will have to make payments or pay in lump sum. A show cause date is given usually by which you must pay the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: im trying to figure out if i was convicted of a felony charge on my crimnal record

I was charged with a Class D felony

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 1, 2020

If you plead guilty, then you were convicted. You should consider expunging it so it no longer exists.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: On my crimnal record the disposition says other and I looked that up and it states that means non conviction.

I did restitution and community service. It was my only arrest and charge i was 19 at the time

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 1, 2020

Yes. But is still on your record. You should consider expunging it so your criminal record is spotless.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: If you are very close friends to some1 being charged, will you be believed when u testify 4 them if u have no evidence?

Or will your word not be taken since there is no evidence and people think youre lying just because the defendant is your friend?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 1, 2020

All those questions are questions to be answered by the jury. They determine the credibility of witnesses.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: What does SHOW CAUSE DEFERRED/INSTALLMENT PAYMENT mean? Will I be held in jail b4 then? Or does that happen at this date

I had a pretrial, my trial is next month, then after that I have this. Will I go to jail at my trial or at this?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 1, 2020

Show cause is a date for any fines and costs to be paid.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for Kentucky on
Q: So when a family loses a loved one & police/coroner rule the death accidental but it was 1st degree murder. What to do?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 1, 2020

Involve a private investigator and victims rights groups and try to prove otherwise.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Kentucky on
Q: If someone has no weapon but is physically strong enough to kill you, could you use a deadly weapon to hit them with?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 30, 2020

Yes, if you are reasonably in fear for your life.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Kentucky on
Q: If you are charged with a crime and admit to doing it, could the charges be dropped if you prove you had good reasoning?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 30, 2020

Depends on whether the reasoning is legally justified.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: Can u use self defense if youre not on your property? Like if youre in someones driveway and their neighbour attacks u?

The person whose driveway you were in was of course with their consent, but then their neighbor threatens you then comes up to you and hits you. Since its neither of your properties, how will that affect using self defense? Will it be treated like an attack on the streets?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 30, 2020

You can use self defense anywhere and everywhere. It is not limited to your own property.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: If someone hits you without you provoking them, can you legally hit them back? if so, with how much force? Same or more?

Both people are same size and age

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 29, 2020

You can use reasonable force to defend yourself and others. The force exerted may not be more than necessary to defend yourself or the other person.

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