Happy 2015 everyone! To start off the new year right, I have compiled a list of the most frequently believed myths about the law. They just aren’t true, people! NOT TRUE. I’ll explain further in future posts. But for now…. Just take my word for it.
10. Women always get custody.
9. A Judge can deny bail arbitrarily and is under no constitutional boundaries when he/she sets and/or lowers bail. Especially if it’s a really bad case and the judge just doesn’t like the accused.
8. You should always agree to let the police search your car or your house if they ask. Even if you have something illegal that you don’t want them to find, just give your consent anyway. They’ll think you are honest and probably won’t bother with a search.
7. Just because you pay child support doesn’t mean you’re automatically entitled to visitation or vice versa.
6. It’s easy to file a divorce by yourself – who needs a lawyer?
5. My baby’s mama/daddy is a real P.O.S – the court should deny visitation because my child doesn’t want to see them/they’re poor/they’re stupid etc.
4. Social media can’t be used against you in court.
3. Police can’t lie to you about what evidence they have against you or about what your partner in the next room is or isn’t telling them.
2. In Kentucky, the Judge has the ability to set child support amounts at whatever he/she wants to, on a case by case basis with individual circumstances considered.
1. If you pay a lawyer a lot of money, you will get whatever you want in court.