Jul
28

Domestic Violence In Northern Kentucky

Kentucky coupleAs many victims of domestic violence know, a restraining order seldom offers complete protection from abuse.  An official piece of paper is a small obstacle to a dangerous, and sometimes deadly, attacker.    

Last year, lawmakers in Kentucky attempted to offer citizens more protection from domestic violence by enacting “Amanda’s Law.” 

     This law attempts to alert the victims through a GPS system on their cell phone if the attacker is within a certain range.  It allows for the electronic monitoring of offenders and alerts authorities if any part of the order is violated.  The tracking device is ordered on a case-by-case basis, depending on the specific offense.

            However, due to lack of funding and poor signal reception in many areas of Kentucky, action of “Amanda’s Law” has ceased.  Such a system would require extensive cell-phone coverage throughout the state, which would include new tower construction and improved technology.

            As the number of reported domestic violence cases continues to climb, and many areas of Kentucky remain under-developed, citizens are struggling to find fast, reliable help.  If you or someone you know is suffering from domestic abuse, don’t wait until it’s too late.  Contact our Kentucky law office today so that we can help you to secure the best defense available.        

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