Can my 30 year old DUI case hinder in my child custody case? 5 Answers as of October 06, 2014

As a single teen (18 years old), I received a wet reckless. I am now 43 and going through a custody battle with my ex. Could this mistake as a young adult hinder my child custody case decades later, with no other run-ins with law enforcement?

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Law Offices of John F. Nicholson
Law Offices of John F. Nicholson | John F. Nicholson
No. The wet reckless/DUI should have no effect. In fact, it is inadmissible evidence on more than 1 basis.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/6/2014
Law Office of Linda K. Frieder
Law Office of Linda K. Frieder | Linda K. Frieder, Esq.
No. It is too old to be relevant.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/23/2014
Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock
Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock | Arlene D. Kock
The age of the offense makes the event irrelevant.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/23/2014
Law Office of Martin A. Kahan | Martin A. Kahan
DUI is too remote in time to have any affect on child custody case.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/22/2014
The Law Offices of Tres A. Porter | Tres A. Porter
It is extremely unlikely that without other incidents of alcohol arrests or incidents that this would impact your custody case now given the length of time. In fact, if argued correctly, it could help, depending on the ex's current alcohol use. You should consult a family law attorney in your area as soon as possible.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/22/2014
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