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If I have someone living with me that has warrants for their arrest will I get in trouble or have my child taken away?
Asked on May 12, 2009 under Criminal Law, Nevada
B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 13 years ago | Contributor
This would depend on a number of things that aren't in your question. You should give serious thought to having a talk with a local attorney who practices family law. One place to look for a qualified lawyer is our website, http://attorneypages.com
The most important thing is that you cannot do anything to help this person avoid arrest. If the police get wind of this and ask you if he lives there, or they come to the door and ask if he's in the house at the moment, you cannot lie, because if the police find out they could bring charges against you for that. If you're arrested, social services might very well take temporary custody of your child, and then you might have problems going on from there.
Beyond that, child welfare agencies look at whether your child is being abused or neglected, or in danger of being abused. Obviously, you cannot have a convicted or accused sex offender living with you, and if there's a charge or conviction for a crime of violence, that could be trouble as well.
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