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Impact of a DUI on Divorce or Adoption

Question: Can Divorce, Custody of Children and Adoption Be Impacted by a DUI Conviction in Alabama?

Answer: A collateral consequence of a DUI conviction could be a negative impact on a child custody situation pending in a divorce case and/or a family wanting to adopt a child. In those types of matters in those types of situations, the court will look at the best interest of the child and, obviously, the best interest will be to be placed in a safe environment. If someone is convicted of a DUI, that could be used against them in having custody granted, visitation rights or the ability to adopt a child. Therefore, it’s very important to aggressively defend a DUI case prior to a conviction to avoid that potential collateral consequence.

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Whitney Polson is a no-nonsense attorney who delivered exactly what he said he would on my case...thank you so much sir...I would definitely recommend anyone facing a DUI to retain this man. D.B.
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If you are looking for an attorney I must recommend Mark Polson of Polson & Polson. My case was successfully moved from a February to a December court date and was dismissed. I am extremely please with the way this firm handled the case and was able to secure the dismissal. Thank you again to Polson & Polson for your professionalism and knowledge that we needed for this situation. Best Regards to all. Julie C.
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Wow! I never could have hoped for our lawyer to work as fast as he did but Whitney was lightning fast! Very attentive to the details, never left me hanging along the journey-I used online reviews in choosing him and now I want to pass that on-if you need a lawyer (ours was a traffic court case with complications), I HIGHLY recommend this firm! Claire B.