Can a DUI Conviction Affect My Child Custody and Visitation Rights?



Clients of mine who are parents charged with DUI may worry how that’s going to affect their child custody rights. I explain that it’s not really directly going to impact it, but it can indirectly impact child custody in a number of ways. For example, a parenting plan where the child is shared between mom and dad and now the person with DUI conviction can’t drive, it’s going to be difficult for them to go pick up the child or to drop the child off. Additionally, if there’s a pending family law case, it just doesn’t look good to a family law judge that you now have these DUI charges or a conviction on your record. The judge is likely to request documentation to show whether or not you have a substance abuse problem.

If you are facing DUI charges and you have a current family law case, please give me a call 954-270-0769.

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After several years as a prosecutor and General Counsel for the Broward County Police Benevolence Association (PBA), Michael White started his own practice focused on protecting individuals accused of crimes.

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