The court wants my son to plead guilty to child endangeremnt but he is afraid it will affect his custotial right. Is taht true
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Illinois
He ahs just been going to court and does not have the money for a Lawyer. Currently his vistation has been halted and he is afraid if he pleade guilty then he will not get to see his son. This is from afight with his girlfrieds boyfried. The police report does not even metion his son
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What did he alleged do to endanger the child?
HE was holding his son and his former girlfriend ( mother of the child)and her Husband were there. The Husband head butted my son 5-6 times but when the police arrived they arrested my son since it was their word 2 vs. one. Now there is an order of protection for his son from him and he has not seen his son for 2 months. He put his son down when this altercation started. He is afraid that the family court judge will continue to bar him from his son going forward. At his last meeting with the family court the order was continued due to the assault and endangerment were still open. That is what the court wants him to plead guilty to
He does not have to plea to anything if he did nothing wrong. He can go to trial and make the state prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt. He does have to realize that if he takes a plea, the family court could look at this and it could have a negative effect on his custody and visitation with his son.
7+ years defending Misdemeanor and Felony cases.
If he does not take the plea would the state provide him with an Atty since he does not have any money to defend himself
He can request to be appointed the public defender since he does not have the money to retain private counsel.
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