Hello my kids were taken for weed which I live in ca the law has passed the judge took my kids for high weed levels I have seizures depression and the sickle cell trait they ask me to get a paper from the doc I did I got a medical card in order to get my kids back I got to stop smoking can he do that
Children can be taken if there is a substantial risk of abuse or neglect. Children can be taken if parents use of alcohol (which is legal) interferes with the ability to keep them safe. So, yes, he can do that.
Speak with your Juvenile Dependency attorney or hire a private one.
Short answer: Yes
Apparently you were smoking without a Medical Card at the time your children were taken, and, there the Court perceived that there was a basis for concern that being under the influence was hurting rather than helping your parenting abilities.
I hope this helps.
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There needs to be a nexus between your drug use and child neglect, for your kids to be taken out of your home. Speak to your juvenile dependency attorney.
I agree with Attorney Cox, Attorney Wolff and Attorney Morrow (who I personally know to be an outstanding child abuse lawyer.) The short answer is yes. But I know from family experience that sickle cell is a serious condition. It can be accompanied by stroke and problems with cognition. It is also often accompanied by bouts of pain, often very severe. Doctors sometimes treat the pain with opiates. Do you see your physician on a regular basis? Working with your physician, a local attorney experienced in DCFS law may be able to help you to communicate your circumstances to the judge so that you can get your kids back. I hope this helps and I hope it all works out well for you and your family?
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