we were down taking a drug test and they arrested him after we just won our unsupervised visits with our kids and they said he had a warrant from family court something to do with child support. only he was never ordered to pay they told him he had to do classes or something like that and that must have been what he missed because we have so much going on, will he be able to get out or whats going to happen now, i dont want to lose the visits we just got. this is crazy
Talk to a Family Law attorney, preferably someone with at least a little experience in the criminal courts.
You need to contact a family law attorney (in Allegheny County) ASAP. There are several possible defenses and several possible problems.
Among the issues you should discuss are (a) whether he received notice; (b) a review of the entire "docket" (your attorney should have access to the family division docket to see what was filed); (c) the reason for the prior supervision of custody; (d) the "purge conditions" of his contempt; and (e) the judge assigned to your case - different judges have different ways of dealing with such matters.
The "classes" are almost certainly connected to the "Generations" program. A good, local, family law attorney would be intimately aware of that program. The good news is that the court will not usually hold a procedural contempt against the custody of a child (that would be punishing the child). The bad news is that you need to get out of the hole ASAP to move forward. At the least, you should schedule a consultation to discuss your case with a local attorney who specializes in family. law.
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