People make mistakes that land them on the wrong side of the law all of the time. When you’re going through a nasty divorce and custody is a hard-fought issue, however, ending up under arrest and facing charges for just about anything can be a serious problem.
It could be even worse if you’re convicted or plead guilty. Under Missouri’s laws, some felony violations — especially those involving sexually based offenses and crimes against children — pretty much guarantee that you won’t receive either custody or unsupervised visitation. (In fact, even living with someone who has that kind of felony record could put your custody and visitation in danger.)
Even if you aren’t charged with such a serious crime, here are some of the charges that could cause problems with your custody:
Don’t let a criminal conviction destroy your custody case. If you are facing criminal charges of any kind during a divorce, make sure that you have an aggressive defense. The stakes are too high to do anything less.
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