The Impact of a DUI on a Child Custody Case Can Be Devastating
If convicted, the impact of a DUI on a child custody case could be detrimental. Judges always rule in favor of the parent that can provide the child with the safest and most stable upbringing. This is determined after an in-depth look at each parent’s financial situation, criminal backgrounds, and relationships to their children. If a parent is charged or convicted of a DUI, a judge will review the charges. It could be proven that this reckless behavior could have a negative impact on the child. This could have devastating effects on how much time a parent gets to spend with their child.
The Impact of DUI on a Child Custody Case in Nevada
A DUI can have a significant impact on a child custody case but it will not automatically take someone’s child away. There is one major factor that a judge will review when ruling on child custody. The judge will want to know if the child was present at the time of the DUI arrest.
If someone was arrested for DUI without their child present, there is a better chance of it not becoming a large factor in the judge’s decision. If a person was arrested for DUI and their child was present, then reckless and irresponsible behavior can be attributed to the person by a judge. A judge must take this into consideration when ruling on the final custody arrangement, and best interest of the child.
A DUI is an indicator of irresponsibility, recklessness, and poor judgment. It may give the court all the evidence needed to take away or reduce someone’s custody rights. The other parent may also change their request from joint custody to primary or even sole custody, as the result of a DUI charge or conviction. If the custody case has already been resolved, then the other parent can request a modification to the previous custody order as a result of a DUI.
Previous DUIs Can Impact Child Custody Case
It is almost certain that if a parent has previous DUIs it will be brought up in the child custody proceedings. The parent will need to prove that they do not have an addiction, nor do they pose a threat to the safety of their child.
If a parent has multiple DUIs on their record, it can be convincing evidence that an addiction is present and they do pose a threat to their child. This could potentially lead to the other parent securing the custody of the child.
Jesse Kalter Can Beat a DUI Conviction to Ensure Child Custody Won’t be Impacted
A DUI is not always a deal breaker in child custody battles, but it will always have a negative impact on the case. Even a first time DUI can be detrimental to a child custody case. These cases require the experience of a proven DUI lawyer to beat or reduce the charges, so it doesn’t affect the child custody case. Jesse Kalter has fought and won numerous not-guilty verdicts for DUI cases. His tenacity for the law has had countless other DUI cases completely dismissed or reduced. He is available to serve the people of Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Fallon, Fernley, Dayton, Yerington, Douglas County, and all other NV rural counties.
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