EPO’S / Domestic Violence

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Aleksander Law Office defends people accused of domestic violence in the following proceedings: Civil Hearing, Contempt, and Criminal Proceedings.

For The Victims: For Defendants:
·        If you are the victim of domestic violence you should seek help.                       

·        If children are involved  the law requires you to report the abuse. You are not alone and help is available to you.

·        If you are in danger call 911

·        You can file a criminal complaint with “EPO” at the County Attorney’s Office.

·        Emergency Protective Order, “EPO” a civil protective order can be obtained 24 hours a day.

·        For information about an EPO contact the domestic violence intake center at (502) 595-0853 or click on this link for more information Domestic Violence Intake Center

·        The Center For Women and Families: The Center’s counselors are available every day of the year. Call toll free 24 hours a day. 1-877-803-7577. The Center For Women and Families

·        If you have been accused of domestic violence, contact Aleksander Law Office to discuss your case.

·        Anna Aleksander defends clients in domestic violence prosecutions and in EPO/ DVO proceedings.

·        When an EPO has been filed against you: If after review the court determines that the allegations contained in the petition do not indicate the presence of an immediate and present danger of domestic violence and abuse, you must be given notice and given a hearing within 14 days. At that time, the court may issue a DVO.

·        If you violate the terms and conditions of your EPO or DVO you can be arrested without a warrant and will undergo a contempt hearing.

·        Violation of a domestic violence court order is a Class A Misdemeanor.

·        If you are found in civil contempt, you will not be prosecuted again for violating a court order, however, you may still be criminally prosecuted for the underlying domestic violence.

·        Call Aleksander Law Office to discuss your defense. (502) 589-0816

What is domestic violence?

In Kentucky, “Domestic violence and abuse” means physical injury, serious physical injury, sexual abuse, assault, or the infliction of fear of imminent physical injury, serious physical injury, sexual abuse, or assault between family members or members of an unmarried couple KRS 403.720.

  • Family member

Spouse,  former spouse,  parent,  child,  stepchild and, any other person related by consanguinity or by affinity within the second degree

  • Member of an unmarried couple

Each member of an unmarried couple which allegedly has a child in common

Any children of that couple

Member of an unmarried couple who are living together or have formerly lived together