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Hi, I'm Heather, an attorney with 15 years experience in family law and I'd like to assist for informational purposes.
Typically, courts will consider the things that you've mentioned when determining whether to grant visitation, and how much. Based on what you have said, and especially if the criminal history and drug involvement is recent, you have a basis to ask for supervised or restricted visits.
If you want him to have no contact whatsoever, you may be better off asking the court to terminate his parental rights, which is a pretty big deal, but I've seen it done in cases where the dad is a druggie. That way, you wouldn't have to worry about it, as it's possible that he rehabilitates himself in the future and gradually increases his visitation over time.
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