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Is a DUI with a child in car, considered Neglect in the State of WA?

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#1 snohomish_wa


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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:04 AM

According to a CPS report, they made a Founded on my case, on the same day it was reported, that I was pulled over for a DUI. The case hadn't even gone to trial yet. However, there was also a Reckless endangerment ticket, with got dismissed. I was under the impression that they have to investigate it before they can make a finding?

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:09 AM

You may want to read the Washington Statute: RCW 26.44.050 Abuse or neglect of child to learn more about this subject matter.
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:21 AM

Investigate what? The relevant facts are, were you in fact pulled over for a DUI, and were you were found to be intoxicated. If you were, that's enough for CPS to make a finding. It's their job to err on the side of the child's safety, and take appropriate action regardless of the outcome of your trial or the status of any criminal charges against you. Since you don't mention what action (if any) CPS took, that's all I can say. Consult local counsel.

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