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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: Will me not getting an epo affect abusers sentence?

I asked about my ex getting a 1st degree strangulation charge a few days ago. When he went to jail I told the police I didn't want to worry about the epo, I just wanted to get my things and leave. But I'm wondering if me not getting it will make the court think differently than if I had... Read more »

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Jun 22, 2021

If there are pending criminal charges that is much more serious than an EPO. The court and the prosecutor will not drop or lower the charges just because you didn’t file for an EPO.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: I live with my mom and step dad I have for a year I help help pay rent and if I get a epo on my stepdad in the state ky

Will he have to leave

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 20, 2021

Most likely, yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: Someone got arrested for domestic violence 4th, strangulation, and 2 failures to appears what is to expect to happen?

This is first time ever being arrested. Failure to appears result from back child support and not going to court. What is the punishment going to be? Will they drop from a felony?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 14, 2021

Probably a plea to misdemeanor assault and if they have a good lawyer, diversion.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: In Kentucky can a harassment charge be dropped? Physical contact, no injury.. hearing coming up in a month

Boyfriend and I got in a fight. He tripped me. I pushed him in defense. He tackled me. I told him to get out. From there it turned into a mess of me panicking thinking he was going to hurt me and restraining him. Police came. Arrested no one. He said I choked him. Police noted no physical marks on... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 14, 2021

Dropping the charge is solely up to the prosecutor snd usually unlikely to happen in a domestic violence case.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: Just found out about a warrant for non-payment of fines on criminal case. What do I do
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 7, 2021

If you pay the fines, they will recall the warrant.

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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: Is it a violation of code of ethics for lawyer to start sexual relationship with client after being hired?

The state of Ky charged my ex-bf with assault and wanton endangerment. He hired a lawyer who's also a state senator, began sleeping with her, provided a new vehicle for her to drive, and she's basically living with him. My ex was arrested for violating our DVO and she bailed him out..... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 1, 2021

Yes.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: How can I get my boyfriend's assault 4th and strangulation 1st dropped in Kentucky? He was on drugs when it happened.

He's been in jail now for a month and has been taking classes for anger and drugs. He's clean and going to go to rehab once he gets out of jail.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 29, 2021

It’s solely up to the commonwealth whether the charges get dropped. That isn’t likely to happen.

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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment for Kentucky on
Q: If my girlfriend has an open cps case against her parents can they give their parental rights to my grandmother?

She is 16, I am 17, and my grandma has already talked to the social worker and said that would work, but her parents just now decided they would go through with it and I dont know if they will hold onto that. So if they do then how long would it take before my girlfriend lives with my grandma? If... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 18, 2021

No.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: My grand daughter custody is shared by both parents. The mother is in a domestic violence situation. What can the dad

And grandparents do? The child has not been harmed physically but there is neglect and witnessing violence

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 10, 2021

File a motion for change of custody in the divorce action.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: How to get a child out of a parent home that there is domestic violence . Can grandparents petition court
Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on May 10, 2021

A parent can file an EPO at the county attorneys office if he or she believes their child is in danger. You can also contact CPS to investigate the matter but that is much longer process.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: I need a Kentucky criminal lawyer asap
Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on May 9, 2021

There are highly recommended lawyers on this website and on other reputable websites. My advice is to hire someone that has at least 15 years of real criminal law experience.

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: if my sons father has custody of him but has been physically abusing him can i go get him along with a dvo

he was granted temporary custody in 2018 my son is now 14 and in kentucky old enough to decide where he wants to be his father has been mentally and physically abusing him for over a year now and it has been documented by the police department where i live and cps where i live and in indiana

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 8, 2021

No. You need to file a CPS report and an EPO. Do not take him with court authority.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: Can I file a police report?

I’m twenty-two. I live at home with my parents. I cannot afford to move out with college debt and not having a full time job yet. My dad & I recently got into a screaming match resulting in him putting his hands around my throat and shoving me into a chair. Can I file a police report? What... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 7, 2021

You can make a police report or a report to CPS.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: What happens when child protective services is notified when a domestic violence situation occurs

But the child wasn’t nowhere around will they take my baby

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 30, 2021

Probably not but thy will want you to keep the child safe from the dv offender.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: Me and my boyfriend got to fighting a knife was involved but no major injuries. He is currently in jail what will happen

When he goes to court this his first time in any trouble

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 29, 2021

Probably amended to assault 4, domestic violence intervention program, anger management, 6 mo to 1 yr probated.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: I have a IPO against my Ex and he has violated it multiple times the prosecutor took out criminal charges for him

Violating It but they can’t find him and they said he ignores them knocking when they go to his house and told me theres no more they can do but he still keeps violating it what can i do?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 29, 2021

Call the police while he’s violating the order and have them come arrest him.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: I took an EPO out on my ex on the 15th of this month we both have court over it if I don't go will they dismiss it

I have an EPO on my ex-boyfriend he has not contacted me or bothered me since then and I was wondering if I do not go to the court hearing if they will just dismiss the case he's not contacted me and I really don't feel like going to court and fooling with it will they dismiss it he is... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 10, 2021

Depends on where you are located. Judge will probably dismiss it, although he could require your attendance and testimony if he chose to do so.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: dropping a dvo

I have a dvo on my ex from like 2 years ago but we just recently decided to put it all behind us cause we was both young. What steps do I need to do to drop it? (In ky)

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 4, 2021

File a motion to amend the dvo in the clerks office. They will give you a zoom or Skype hearing date t which you can ask the judge to set aside and dismiss the dvo.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: I want to have my child's father removed from my home by the police will they automatically call cps to report this?

I was told by a friend anytime a police report is made against a couple with children cps is automatically called and a report is made. I desperately want him removed due to his constant verbal and emotional abuse but I do not want the stress of having cps involved as I have heard the many horrer... Read more »

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Feb 19, 2021

A court can order CPS intervention or a police can contact CPS if they feel that it is necessary because a child is in dange. However, there are other options that typically do not involve CPS. If you file an emergency protective order/EPO against your husband if he is violent or making threats... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: I have a DVO against my ex boyfriend who has violated the Protection order twice. What will happened to him in court?

He was arrested four days ago and charged with violation of dvo and probation. He has a court day coming up in four days and also a hearing for revocation of probation. Will he most likely do jail time and have his probation revoked? Will he be let go? Do I have to show up?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 7, 2021

He will likely be convicted. Depending on the severity of the violations, he could be facing jail time. If you have been subpoenaed, you do gave to show up ( be it by Zoom, Skype, or in person).

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