Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Featured Case - Taylor - Status as a Victim of DV

Michael Taylor  v. Commonwealth
No. 2010-CA-000674-MR

Appeal From Hardin Circuit Court
Hon. Kelly Mark Easton, Judge
Action No. 01-Cr-00429

Opinion Affirming, (Caperton, Moore, and Stumbo)

The circuit court determined that the KRS 439.3402 motion for relief  from the 85% rule based on status as a victim of domestic violence should have been brought, if at all, either at sentencing, on direct appeal, or by way of Taylor’s motions for RCr 11.42 and CR 60.02 relief.  The Court of Appeals here agrees in a published opinion.

Contributed by Susan Balliet