Wednesday, April 25, 2012

J.M. v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - April 25, 2012)

You're not going to get a lot of sympathy from the Court of Appeal if you're a big Oxycontin user who lives in a crash pad in Ventura County and your five-year old child dies from overdosing on Oxy.  That's what happens when you leave pills lying around.

What also happens is that they take your seven- and four-year olds from you as well.  Quickly.  And the Court of Appeal refuses to intervene.  Denying your writ petition similarly quickly.  Taking less than a half-dozen pages to do so.