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Understanding Domestic Violence Charges In Kentucky

In Kentucky, the laws governing domestic violence carry significant and severe penalties. Whenever you are charged with Assault in the Fourth Degree (Domestic), you run a very real risk of spending time in jail. A first offense carries a potential punishment of up to 12 months in the county jail. If you are convicted of a third or subsequent offense of Assault in the Fourth Degree (Domestic), your charge may be treated as a class D felony, carrying a punishment of up to five years in prison.

I am attorney Kevin Olsen. I offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case, so you can make the best decision about how to proceed with your defense.

Aggressive Defense Against Domestic Violence Charges

It is easy to be charged with domestic violence. Under Kentucky law, police responding to a report of spousal abuse may make an arrest if there is any sign of injury, no matter how slight. However, it's not as easy to be convicted. These charges can and must be aggressively defended.

In cases of domestic violence, police may only talk to witnesses who support the victim. As your lawyer, I will talk to all witnesses and examine evidence such as medical reports. If the evidence is not strong enough to convict you, it may be that a trial by jury will offer the best protection for your situation.

Protect Your Rights. Call Me Now.

If you have been charged with domestic violence, it is imperative that you hire someone with the knowledge and willingness to ensure that your rights are protected. Employing counsel early in the investigation may allow exculpatory evidence and witness statements to be collected. To schedule an appointment with me, attorney Kevin Olsen, call 888-560-3989 or contact me online. My law office is located in Paducah, Kentucky.

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