Divorce and related family law issues such as child custody and visitation have the potential to intersect with other areas of the law. When faced with DUI charges, it is critical to make sure your case is resolved in a way that does not jeopardize your parental rights.
Don’t think drinking can cause problems involving your children? Brad Pitt probably didn’t either.
Let us explain.
As reported by TMZ, Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, and a drunken outburst on a plane that involved Pitt striking their son was the final straw. She maintains that he has ongoing issues with the abuse of marijuana and alcohol, and often becomes violent when using.
We’ll leave it to the legal system to determine whether those accusations are true and whether Pitt is a threat to his children, but here is why this story matters: it could happen to you.
If you are a divorced or unmarried parent, a DUI conviction could threaten your custody or visitation rights, keeping you away from your children. This is above and beyond the financial damage and damage to your personal reputation that could result from having a DUI on your record.
Don’t let one arrest ruin the relationship you have built with your children and keep you from what matters most in life. We hope you never need to, but you can contact us anytime you need an aggressive defense against drunk driving charges.
Don’t do it for yourself. Do it for your kids.