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How to tell when you lost your court case...

Discussion in 'General' started by inmate909, 6 Aug 2004.

  1. inmate909

    inmate909 What's a Dremel?

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    Earlier this week I had a custody hearing to determine the fate of my son, David. He is almost 10 years old now and despite wanting to live with me, 10 years old is not old enough for his opinion to matter in court here (Arizona, USA). So on my side is a Child Protective Case Worker (my only witness) and on her side...is just her. The short of it - I won. The long of it? What NOT to say to a judge...

    What the CPS officer states under oath:
    -Mother has been removed from at least two abuse shelters in last week.
    -Mother has stopped taking bi-polar medication.
    -Mother is currently abusing crystal meth.
    -Mother has shown inability to protect her children from her boyfriends.
    -Mother was aware of sexual abuse of her eldest daughter by her boyfriend and did nothing (She confessed this to CPS and own daughter confirmed mother found her and boyfriend naked in bed and simply went back to work).
    -Mother attepted to protect said boyfriend by claiming Father was the abuser.
    -Mother's residence has had police called 54 times in last 8 months -from domestic abuse to theft to drug activity.
    -Mother is facing criminal charges in a trial three weeks from now for assult and theft.

    ...you get the picture...

    After hearing ALL this, the judge - as well as the court reporters - are shocked. The judge looks at Mother and very deliberately says, "Before you say anything I need to make a few things clear. Are you aware that you may be charged with crimes resulting from the investigation into your lack of action regarding the sexual abuse of your daughter?" [She replies yes] "Ok, anything you tell me in this court can be used in any trials resulting from those investigations - do you understand this?" [She replies Yes] "Ok, now - is there anything you want to tell me?"

    Here starts a sad and comical tirade of nearly incomprehesible testmony in a court of law, under oath. Some of the highlights....

    "I stopped taking my bi-polar medication because it was giving me seizures - that's when I started smoking marijuana."

    "Marijuana kept making me tired, so yeah, then I started taking meth."

    "Yeah, I was with some guys who beat on me and my kids."

    "He [me] is a bad father because he takes David to the movies and buys him candy"

    And the single greatest question posed by the judge to her, and my favorite "How to tell when you lost your court case?"

    When the judge asks you, "Have you been deemed competent to stand trial for your upcoming trial?"
     
  2. Explicit

    Explicit What's a Dremel?

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    God bless america.
     
  3. KG Silent

    KG Silent What's a Dremel?

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    Damn. Definently shows you to be the better person, not to mention the better parent. Keep them children close, and away from more psychos, but I'm sure you're already on top of the game. :thumb:
     
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    hahahahahahahah [​IMG]
     
  5. P2D

    P2D 99.999% Pure Spam!

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAH
     
  6. Dad

    Dad You talkin to me?

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    I'm actually a little shocked that you won. Seriously. I was in kind of the same situation before and won only joint custody because "she seems to be turning a new leaf". The judge literally said that.. :rolleyes:

    Over and above that, I'm glad to hear that you are happy with the outcome and I'm sure that your son it too ;)
     
  7. inmate909

    inmate909 What's a Dremel?

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    I had my doubts going into the case as well. A few years ago I had tried to get custody as well, she was living in a shelter at the time and had just attempted to commit suicide with my son and her daughter along with her. She took a bottle of some asprin and washed it down with vodka. The neighbor heard the children crying and called the police. They pumped her stomach and that was that. Just as in your case, by the time the trial came around, she had a minimum wage job and was placed in a shelter and the judge felt the children were safe there and did not award me custody.
     
  8. Dad

    Dad You talkin to me?

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    Isn't it amazing the lengths that the so-called "Family" Courts will go to in order to keep the kids with their mother? I'm glad that you were awarded custody so you wouldn't have to see the even unglier side of this: child support.
     
  9. WilHarris

    WilHarris Just another nobody Moderator

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    Congrats :)
     
  10. Mr. Roboto

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    Some judges are interesting in court. I know of a traffic court judge that dismissed all of the people that showed up to their court date because he was tired of people not showing up. It was completely awesome.

    -Mike
     

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