Domestic violence covers a wide range of abuse, including spousal abuse, child endangerment, stalking and harassment. Any threatening or violent act could be grounds for prosecution.
Protecting Yourself from Domestic Violence
If you have been victimized or feel that you are in danger from domestic violence, please do not wait to protect yourself. In Jefferson County, you can take out an Emergency Protective Order (EPO) 24 hours a day at the Hall of Justice at 600 West Jefferson Street. However, an Emergency Protective Order has no force behind it, in and of itself. The police will enforce the order only if someone violates it, and then only if someone reports the violation.
Contact us to speak with someone about preparing for your case. If you have already begun a case on your own, we can ensure that your rights are represented. Call (502) 589-9353
or contact us online
to learn about how we can help you.