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Posted about 2 years ago.

he has our monitor as a witness that I did leave the country, my attorney said in court that I did leave the country and the judge made a comment "I am upset that someone doesn't follow ATROS and court orders, I would of let you go but you never came to a fully noticed hearing to ask you just left". How bad is this for me? Is this something you can help me with?

Samuel R Walker
Samuel R Walker, Criminal Defense Attorney - Long Beach, CA
Posted about 2 years ago.

Yes I can hep you but will need to talk with you directly.

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Asker
Posted about 2 years ago.

Before I call you please let me know how bad is this for me?

Samuel R Walker
Samuel R Walker, Criminal Defense Attorney - Long Beach, CA
Posted about 2 years ago.

I will need to speak with you directly for specific legal advice.

Angela D Curtis
Angela D Curtis, Family Law Attorney - Ventura, CA
Posted about 2 years ago.

She COULD be facing jail time, even though the children were brought back. Not just a fine. She needs to get rid of her current lawyer on the basis that he/she advised her to go ahead and go without getting a court order granting her to go. She also may have a legal malpractice claim against that attorney for her attorneys fees and any fines that may be imposed. It's unlikely that a Judge will throw her in jail, but it is definitely possible. Up to 5 days per contempt charge. Unlikely... but possible.

Angela D Curtis
Angela D Curtis, Family Law Attorney - Ventura, CA
Posted about 2 years ago.

Your attorney told the Judge that you DID leave the country!??!?! I will never lie to a Judge, but I would definitely assert my client's 5th Amendment Privilege & not speak one way or another on the topic until the contempt hearing was ruled upon.

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Posted about 2 years ago.

The attorney I have is a Family Law Specialist WOW