I have 2 adult sons with autism. I have been their caregiver all their lives until recently. I was arrested and charged with abusing a dependent adult, and my sons were taken from my home. I found out the public guardian has filed for conservatorship of 1 son. Can I attend the hearing, even though the criminal court issued a restraining order keeping me from my son? Can I file a motion with the Probate court to remove the restraining order, and can I ask for visitation with my son? Wasn't I (and my son's father, grandparents and siblings) supposed to be notified of the hearing? Do I need to let the court know that I want to attend the hearing? Thank you.
You should contact your lawyer in the criminal case, who can ask the court to make an exception that would allow you to attend.
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Tread carefully here! Perhaps you could contact the court to inquire before just showing up. Where's your lawyer in all of this anyway?
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Thjs is a very dangerous territory. Speak with your attorney who can ask the court to allow your attendance.
ANDREW ROBERTS CRIMINAL, DUI AND TRAFFIC TICKET DEFENSE ATTORNEY- 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE
Normally the insides of the courthouse and courtrooms are exceptions to the restraining order You also have a right to object to the Conservatorship Petition You should sit down with an attorney to discuss
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