My ex sent his mom to pick up my son but i had no idea she would be picking him up, she was late at the time of pick up, and i had not heard from the father at all, so i kept my son, i called dispatch to see what could be done because his mother was hostile in getting my son, 4 hours later a police officer showed up to my house and said the father had a signed parenting plan that stated he was to pick him up and that i was getting charged with interference, a whole 5 months later the father went to complain at the state saying he wanted to file in court for the interference, i ended up with a warrant because the officer changed my address and it was wrong, and had to pay to get it quashed. I went ahead and set up a court date. The parenting plan says that the father should pick up the child at the times given time, never the less sat morning i took my son to him and he spent the weekend with him sat morning, parenting plan was fri 6pm to sunday 6pm - later on i learned that he was on house arrest which is why he couldnt pick up my son but i was never aware of that or told that someone else would be picking him up. can i have any legal action taken for this ?
Custodial interference can be a serious crime. http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=9A.40.060; http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=9A.40.070. You should speak with your criminal defense attorney about it.
[In accordance with the Avvo community guidelines, this communication does not constitute "legal advice", nor does it form an attorney-client relationship.]
Sign up to receive a 5-part series of useful information and advice about child custody law.
Our Rating is calculated using information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information we collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. Attorneys who claim their profiles and provide Avvo with more information tend to have a higher rating than those who do not.What determines Avvo Rating?Experience & background
Years licensed, work experience, educationLegal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awardsLegal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagementsDiscipline