Dating rights of a minor
Convictions such as assault, battery, weapons offenses, stalking, etc.
are likely to make a court worry about anger management and violence issues making them a significant factor in a custody proceeding.
The third factor that family courts review is the age of your criminal conviction.
If, for example, you have a very old DUI conviction and introduce evidence showing that it was an isolated incident, the negative impact of the conviction may be reduced.
The age of majority in British Columbia is 19 years old.
If your conviction involves an emotional or psychological injury to one of your own children, the court can, and usually will, impose limitations on your custody and visitation rights.A family court judge typically has broad discretion to make custody orders that are in the best interest of the minor children.They will usually review a variety of factors including the criminal history of the parents.Family courts do not have a perfect formula for deciding who should get custody or visitation.If a custody decision is close, the presence of any criminal conviction can be the final factor that influences the courts custody orders.
A string of multiple convictions raise concerns that you cannot follow orders of the court or the law.