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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: What happens if my wife brings me home before the judge has ruled on a DVO amendment? Can there be a search warrant?

Wife filed a DVO four months ago.

And decided to tell me she wants me back home and doesn’t want to divorce. We have a newborn together as well. She brought me home recently in the hopes it would be amended.

Turns out judge said no.

Can there ever be a random search for... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 1, 2023

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... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: My wife got an EPO on me. Last night her AirPods randomly connected to my iPhone. We have proof she drove by.

Will this help me in my DVO case?

Leland Hulbert
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Leland Hulbert
answered on Feb 23, 2023

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... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: How can someone be arrest on a complaint warrant when it wasn’t the victim that didn’t do the complaint at all. When the

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... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Dec 11, 2022

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: I seen my kids mother in traffic I went the opposite way she did , but her friend told me she filed a complaint on me.

There is a DVO in effect, Should I be worried for an arrest ? This happened 3 days ago . Or how does a complain work ?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 25, 2022

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.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: Can a person go to jail for an epo/dvo if they didn’t violate and if they didn’t get served
Leland Hulbert
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Leland Hulbert
answered on Sep 13, 2022

If they were never served at all then they had no notice of the restrictions. If they have a prior EPO or DVO that has restrictions in place and they violated a warrant can be issued for their arrest based on a new criminal charge of violating an EPO/DVO. An EPO or DVO by itself is a civil case but... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: I took an epo out, hes in jail and they charged him with strangulation 1st, CA taking to trial,Can he b released on HIP?

He has a clean record, but strangulation was after he threw a glass and was bloody,, CA says found probable cause, and going to jury, can he bond out onto hip, and do i have to appear for jury? Sense I'm not pressing charges?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 23, 2022

Most domestic violence offenders are not released to HIP. Bond will be up to the judge. The Commonwealth is prosecuting the case so most decisions will be made by the Commonwealth Attorney.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Real Estate Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: If my wife invited her parents to our house that we both own. Can I legally say you are not allowed in my home.

My wife’s father has called and threatened me physically. He has now done this for the second time now. Both my wife and my names are on the mortgage.

Nick Curtis Thompson
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Nick Curtis Thompson
answered on Jun 20, 2022

If you are not feeling safe and he is threatening you, then you must prosecute the father as fully as possible. Get a restraining order if you need to. If she does not allow you to feel safe or threatens you, you need a divorce. This is no longer a healthy relationship; you are no longer... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: How can you post a bond for an inmate without having to pay there no percentage taken off and wonder a way around it

My boyfriend is in jail for domestic violence we go on the 7th for an epo that I will be dropping ur has other charges that can up during the violence and past felony convictions

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 30, 2023

You cannot post a bond without saving to pay unless it is an unsecured bond.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: How to get the bond money to bond someone out of jail
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 30, 2023

Friends, family, lending institution, etc. once obtained, take to Circuit CourtvCletk or jail to post

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: My fiancee faces Felony Strang. after cops illegally entered my home. Prosecutor wants me to build a case. I said no!!

1 officer let himself into my home through 2 doors & a flight of stairs! I had called 911 & hung up to scare my husband.

The cop opened my front door & chased my husband down. I stood there in shock. A few minutes later, another officer arrived & told me to put my dog up so... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 12, 2023

Hire the best criminal defense attorney for your husband that you can find.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Nursing Home Abuse and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: Will a pending assault charge prohibit me from being granted a nursing license?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 5, 2023

Possibly. You need to get that charge dismissed if at all possible.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: If the victim violate dvo and is living with and has had a child with the person she has dvo on will she get in trouble

Victim has been with the guy since he got out of jail after telling judge she was scared of him. The guy violated the dvo,not really they were living together and she lied and said he was picking up kid. When he was put in jail that time she accepted calls from jail and put money on his books. And... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Mar 30, 2023

No. The victim will not get into any trouble.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: Can a victim drop domestic assault charges and avoid going to court

I live in Kentucky

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Feb 27, 2023

No. Whether to prosecute or dismiss the charges is solely up to the prosecutor.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: When will a judge not drop an EPO at petitioners request? It was not physical and both parties were intoxicated.

It was verbal threats only, and smashing an Apple Watch.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Feb 18, 2023

That still can be domestic violence. Usually, the court will consider the petitioners request.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: My wife got an EPO on me. Her sister had contacted my sister about me. Does this violate her EPO?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Feb 13, 2023

No. The prohibitions are only against you.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: My x submitted an EPO on me because I had a suicide attempt with a gun even though I have made no threats to her?

What can I do to get this dismissed? She states it's because I have key to our apartment (no guns or really anything inside, my stuff was emptied out of it). When the attempt happened, her family took my key and never gave it back. The leasing office gave me the key back since I paid rent and... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Feb 8, 2023

If there were no threats it should be dismissed at hearing.

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: Can I get my domestic violence charges expunged from my record they are 13 years old
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Feb 7, 2023

Should be able to, yes, unless you’ve been convicted of other crimes in the interim.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Litigation and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: No charges we made, but lofty claims and some truth were stated. What’s the EPO process for married new parents?

Wife filed EPO, while I was at work. Spoke of past rage issues of mine where authorities were called and she left to take a breather and come back. Still no charges. She contacted me while I was in the hospital over the last week. But said I could not call back. Refered to me as her husband still.... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Feb 6, 2023

Hire a divorce lawyer immediately and begin the process immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: If a friend of mine's spouse filed an epo against her, is she able to place epo on spouse?

Spouse of friend had her arrested night of her 30th birthday, thanksgiving morning. They were in verbal disagreement at home and she fell asleep on couch. Police arrived and she woke up to them arresting her. He filed an epo on her while she was in county jail for “4th degree assault with no... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Dec 8, 2022

She can go apply for an epo again him. It is up to the Court whether they allow it or deem it retaliatory.

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