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Can my baby dad get custody of my baby even if he has a criminal record?

Camden, NJ |

me and my baby dad broke up we have a baby who is 2 months old she lives with me. her father is in jail he has a criminal record for SELLING DANGEROUS DRUG-1ST B Felony, CRIM POSS MARIJUANA-5TH B Misdemeanor, CRIM POSS WEAP - 4TH DEG A Misdemeanor,CRIMINAL TRESPASS-1ST A Misdemeanor. he is curently in jail but he is coming out this month. i know he is going to try to get custody of the baby. he havent seen the baby because he got arrested the day before i gave birth. when i used to live with him he abused me physicly and mentally and when i was pregnant too. im scare he might get custody of the baby because his house is not a good enviroment for the baby him and his brother be smoking weed in the house and his mom doesnt have control of none of then. can he still get custody of the baby?

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  1. You may wish to consider filing an application for entry of a restraining order if you are in fear for your safety and well being.

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