Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes > Chapter 456 - Civil Orders of Protection
- Action: includes all proceedings in any court of this state. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
- Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
- Animal: includes every warm-blooded living creature except a human being. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
- Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
- Attorney: means attorney-at-law. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
- City: includes town. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
- Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
- Dating relationship: means a relationship between individuals who have or have had a relationship of a romantic or intimate nature. See Kentucky Statutes 456.010
- Dating violence and abuse: means :
(a) Physical injury, serious physical injury, stalking, sexual assault, strangulation, or the infliction of fear of imminent physical injury, serious physical injury, sexual abuse, strangulation, or assault occurring between persons who are or have been in a dating relationship. See Kentucky Statutes 456.010
- Domestic: when applied to a corporation, partnership, business trust, or limited liability company, means all those incorporated or formed by authority of this state. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
- Domestic animal: means a dog, cat, or other animal that is domesticated and kept as a household pet, but does not include animals normally raised for agricultural or commercial purposes. See Kentucky Statutes 456.010
- Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
- Foreign: when applied to a corporation, partnership, limited partnership, business trust, statutory trust, or limited liability company, includes all those incorporated or formed by authority of any other state. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
- Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
- Order of protection: means any interpersonal protective order, including those issued on a temporary basis, and includes a foreign protective order. See Kentucky Statutes 456.010
- Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
- Sexual assault: refers to conduct prohibited as any degree of rape, sodomy, or sexual abuse under KRS Chapter 510 or a criminal attempt, conspiracy, facilitation, or solicitation to commit any degree of rape, sodomy, or sexual abuse, or incest
under KRS §. See Kentucky Statutes 456.010
- Stalking: refers to conduct prohibited as stalking under KRS §. See Kentucky Statutes 456.010
- State: when applied to a part of the United States, includes territories, outlying possessions, and the District of Columbia. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
- Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
- Strangulation: refers to conduct prohibited by KRS §. See Kentucky Statutes 456.010
- Substantial violation: means criminal conduct which involves actual or threatened harm to the person, family, or property, including a domestic animal, of an individual protected by an order of protection. See Kentucky Statutes 456.010
- Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
- Testify: Answer questions in court.
- Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
- Treatment: when used in a criminal justice context, means targeted interventions
that focus on criminal risk factors in order to reduce the likelihood of criminal behavior. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
- Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.