ATTORNEY TRICIA DWYER: ALCOHOLISM, DRUG ADDICTION, RECOVERY, RELAPSE, 12 STEP
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MISCELLANEOUS LEGAL QUESTIONS & ATTORNEY TRICIA DWYER'S ANSWERS:
LEGAL QUESTION: I'm charged with domestic assault of my boyfriend. The judge said I can't talk to him. Legal? Not married and I'm not convicted of anything.
ATTORNEY TRICIA DWYER'S ANSWER: Hello. When a person is charged with domestic assault, the criminal court judge may well make an initial order for there to be no contact. It is possible to request that initial order be changed. If I were assisting you, I'd talk with you about the details of the situation; oftentimes there may be one or more written reports, and, or audio-video. Take care.
LEGAL QUESTION: I signed over rights to my kids, one is special needs. CPS pressured me. It was TPR (Termination of Parental Rights) and CHIPS and my kids were in foster care a long time. I was not sober when I signed my kids away. I'm sober now. Can I get them back? ATTORNEY TRICIA DWYER'S ANSWER: No lawyer is allowed to promise any client a particular result or outcome. I'm a 'mom' of now grown 'kids' including special needs kids; I feel utmost compassion for you (I myself also have been in a large, really healthy and strong 12 Step group for many years); it's wonderful you've chosen to aim to go the pathway of getting healthy and staying healthy. What I suggest you consider doing is having a review of your case done. If you're low income, indigent, I note you wrote Brown County; I suggest you might want to do an Intake with SMRLS (So. MN Reg'l Legal Servs.) and find if they may help you (I do not know the answer). I do this sort of CPS 'termination of parental rights' case review in my work. What happens is that I review the legal and related paperwork of the case with my client. If my client has financial stress, I will provide reduced lawyer work fee. If you are going to have lawyer help with this, DO 'run do NOT walk' because this sort of legal matter contains many time pressures and time deadlines, and people can forever lose rights by undue delay or 'doing nothing'.