If you have found yourself in the middle of a dispute over child custody, you may be facing an especially difficult time in your life. Unfortunately, for some people this stress and depression, along with potentially being unable to see their child, can increase the likelihood of substance abuse. The situation may then snowball out of control as someone is charged with a drug-related offense, which could have a negative impact on their child custody case, and lead to even more depression and anxiety. If you have found yourself in this position, it is crucial to go over your options and try to take steps to turn things around.
Sometimes, parents are even falsely accused of a drug crime, which is especially likely when they are involved in a custody dispute. For example, their child’s other parent may try to throw them under the bus in an attempt to win custody of the child. In some cases, a person may even be framed and falsely accused of a drug offense (planting drugs in someone’s house, etc.). There are many different issues to take into consideration, but protecting one’s rights is pivotal. Moreover, you should be committed to pursuing an outcome that is in your child’s best interests.
Fighting drug charges can be very difficult, even if they are not true or have been exaggerated. However, with the custody of your child at stake, the right steps must be taken. Our drug crimes page will offer more on the consequences of drug allegations.