The consequences of a noncustodial parent remaining silent pursuant to Practice Book (2011) §35a-1(b), at the custodial parent's plea proceeding on neglect charges, may not lawfully include the later use of the parent's silence as a tacit admission of the truth of allegations as to which he stood silent to terminate his parental rights.
In Re: Elijah J.
Connecticut Appellate Court
March 11, 2013
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