maryanne godboldo http://michiganradio.org en Judge agrees with lower court, tosses charges against Detroit mother in standoff case http://michiganradio.org/post/judge-agrees-lower-court-tosses-charges-against-detroit-mother-standoff-case <p>A Wayne County judge says a lower court was right to <a href="http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011111212024">dismiss criminal charges against Maryanne Godboldo.</a></p><p>Godboldo is a Detroit mother who allegedly shot at police when they came to remove her child last March. Social workers thought Godboldo&rsquo;s daughter needed psychiatric medication, but Godboldo refused to administer it, saying it made the child&rsquo;s condition worse.</p><p>That dispute led to Godboldo&rsquo;s standoff with police when they tried to remove the child. But two courts have now found there&rsquo;s not enough evidence that Godboldo shot at police, and the order to remove her daughter was invalid.</p><p>Godboldo&rsquo;s attorney Allison Folmar said no judge ever read or approved that order.</p><p>&ldquo;This was a due process constitutional flaw and violation, to come into someone&rsquo;s home by force and remove their child without any authority from the court,&rdquo; Folmar said.</p><p>&ldquo;Before you take a person&rsquo;s house or car, you have a right to come to court and be heard. How much more of a right do you have when they come to take your child?&rdquo;</p><p>Folmar said Godboldo is &ldquo;relieved&rdquo; the charges haven&rsquo;t been reinstated, and to have custody of her daughter again&mdash;but both have lasting psychological trauma from the ordeal.</p><p>Wayne County prosecutors said they plan to appeal the decision again. Tue, 13 Dec 2011 00:50:07 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 5355 at http://michiganradio.org Judge agrees with lower court, tosses charges against Detroit mother in standoff case Charges dismissed against Detroit mother involved in police standoff over daughter http://michiganradio.org/post/charges-dismissed-against-detroit-mother-involved-police-standoff-over-daughter <p>A Judge has<a href="http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/detroit/charges-dismissed-against-maryanne-godboldo,-mom-involved-in-police-standoff-over-care-of-daughter"> dismissed all criminal charges</a> against a Detroit mother accused of firing at police when they came to remove her 13-year-old daughter.</p><p>District Court Judge Ronald Giles ruled there wasn&rsquo;t enough evidence to conclude Godboldo fired at police&hellip;during a ten-hour standoff in March.</p><p>Giles also ruled the order to remove the child was invalid.</p> Mon, 29 Aug 2011 22:47:03 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 3955 at http://michiganradio.org Charges dismissed against Detroit mother involved in police standoff over daughter