Bowling Green Domestic Violence Attorney

Under Kentucky law, there are a variety of statutes that cover the criminal act of domestic violence. The penal code for the crime of domestic violence can be found in Chapter 500 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes. Some of the other statutes that discuss the crime of domestic violence include:

  • Kentucky Revised Statutes § 403.763 - Violation of protective order
  • Kentucky Revised Statutes § 403.760 - Mandatory arrest warrant for violation of order
  • Kentucky Revised Statutes § 508.032 - Enhancement of sentence with a third conviction within three years

Although there is not a mandatory arrest law for the initial suspicion of domestic violence, Kentucky has a law for the mandatory arrest if probable cause exists for a violation of a domestic violence order. If you have been charged with the crime of domestic violence, you have much at stake. Retain the legal help our Bowling Green lawyer right away!


After finding out that a protective order has been placed against you, we encourage you to speak with a knowledgeable legal guide before speaking with any other party. Charges of domestic violence can be filed by a member of a household or domestic relationship, including:

  • Child
  • Spouse
  • Relative
  • Girlfriend / boyfriend
  • Ex-spouse

In most cases, charges often result in a judge granting an emergency protective order against the accused. Whether you are accused of stalking, violent assault, or another form of domestic violence, it is important to seek the effective legal guidance that our firm provides.

At the Law Offices of Dwight Burton, PLLC, we believe that it is important to pursue the best possible results for our clients. If you are accused of domestic violence, you will need to pursue aggressive action to avoid a conviction. In Kentucky, the penalties are very harsh and can ruin your reputation. Contact us today for legal guidance!