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Can a person retain custody of a child if he or she has a record or multiple DWIs and DUIs?
I live in Tennessee. Recently, my daughter and her husband, who lived in Louisiana, were both killed in a car accident. My seven year old grandson, who was with them survived the accident. CPS gave temporary custody of my grandson to my older brother, who also lives in Louisiana, pending a review hearing. My brother has a record of multiple DWIs and DUIs in Texas and Louisiana; he is also currently without a driver's license. My husband & I made it known of our desire to raise our grandson. My brother first stated he would give us custody. He is now stating that our grandson does not wish to move to Tennessee, forcing us to retain a lawyer in an attempt to obtain custody. Would my brother will be able to keep custody of our grandson in spite of having multiple DWI and DUI charges?
I don't think there is a black and white answer. I think the charges will be considered as part of the totality of the...
Should DUI Vehicular Homicide laws exist? There is no intent to kill.
DUI vehicular homicide laws and punishments don't fit the crime. There is no homicide, no intent to kill, no pre-meditation. Murder, rape, child molestation, armed robbery, and crimes where people put their hands on people to rob, rape, assault, or kill them should be the only crimes that are serious violent offender felonies. Everything else is just a scheme for the legal, jail, 3rd party private for profit industry. The states have gotten away with using the carpetbagger KKK reconstruction era 14th amendment, or other crimes, to take peoples rights from them.
Perhaps a bit of clarification is in order. Homicide is simply when one person takes the life of another person....
Why are there so many differences in the sentences of people who are convicted of dui vehicular homicide in the country?
I pleaded no contest to dui vehicular homicide on a plea deal. Of course I am whining but I am not making light of the situation, someone did lose their life. The prosecutor made it a point to say at the end of the sentencing that fault had not been determined. I take responsibility for my choices that night. My problem is with the felony and the felony disenfranchisement. I worked for 20 plus years in a hospital and the only skills I have are medical. The state of TN revoked my license and the DHHS sent a letter saying I could no longer work anywhere that is reimbursed by medicaid or medicare. I made roughly 30-40,000 a year. Why do numerous politicians, actors and athletes get to keep their livelyhoods while the general public have theirs stripped away?
This is probably a question you should be talking with a politician or lobbyist about. The penalties for DUI outside...
Since DUI fatalities have not declined despite harsh vehicular homicide laws, shouldn't DUI be considered a felony?
And a crime of moral turpitude?
Your opinion is wrong. The percentage of alcohol-related fatalities decreased from 50.6 percent in 1990 to 42 percent...
Hypothetically if the bac results are lost in my dui case what happens?
3rd dui third dui
Hypothetically, the state does not have the evidence to present at trial, and the state hypothetically loses.
I was pulled over for failure to maintain my lane after someone called in on me and i was charged with a DUI. What are my option
I don't believe the officer had probable cause to pull me over. In his statement he said I made a wide right turn into oncoming traffic which did not happen, I was on Alcoa hwy and only made the turn when he pulled me over. I drank the night before not that day. I offered to take the breathalyser and he said no, they only do blood tests which I refused so the officer arrested me and had a magistrate sign a warrant to take my blood. If they did not have cause to pull me over can all this be dismissed? I have two cases, one with Alcoa traffic court for failure to maintain my lane and the other with Blount County for DUI
If they did not have probable cause to pull you over, you may be able to defend the DUI charge. I think it sounds like...
I have a first time DUI charge
I have a first time DUI charge with pliers from 1987 in Tennessee can they get me as a HMO thank you
The majority of multipliers which can make you eligible to be an habitual traffic offender have to occur within 10...
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