CPS Central Registry Because of a DUI in Michigan

Michigan has some of the strictest drunk driving laws in the country. If you are caught driving under the influence, you could face large fines, jail time, and a possible CPS investigation, depending on the details of your case. Endangering a child while driving under the influence is punishable by law and will be investigated and treated as a separate criminal offense. If you want to avoid the potentially life-altering penalties, reaching out to a CPS attorney early in your case is a wise decision.

The Grabel & Associates team has been working in criminal defense in Michigan for over 15 years. We understand the importance of clearing your name and keeping your family together, which is why we will do everything in our power to get you on track to receiving a favorable outcome. If you have been accused of drunk driving and you are concerned about a potential CPS investigation, call us to learn more about how we can help you prepare. The sooner you connect with a skilled defense attorney, the better your chances are of receiving your desired results.

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Central Registry in Michigan

If you are found guilty of driving drunk and putting your child in danger, you could be placed on the statewide Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry. If your name has been placed on the central registry, you are entitled to receive notification. A CPS worker will either deliver written notification, or you will get a letter in the mail. The notification will explain why your name was placed on the registry, who can view this information, and how to proceed if you believe an error has occurred.

If you have been placed on central registry wrongfully, your attorney can help you appeal. An appeal may consist of a letter written to the CPS worker’s supervisor, or an Administrative Hearing. With a skilled defense attorney on your side, it is possible to overturn a CPS conclusion and gain control of your future again.

CPS Investigation Process

When CPS receives a report of abuse or neglect, they ask the caller a few clarifying questions to determine if the evidence warrants and investigation. If the worker determines that a child has been harmed or is in danger of any kind, he or she will start looking into the case within 24 hours. An investigation typically consists of the following:

  • A visit to the alleged victim’s home.
  • An interview with all parties involved.
  • A review of relevant case documents (If a police investigation is taking place.)
  • A doctor’s visit.
  • An assessment of the family’s strengths and weaknesses.

If a CPS worker shows up at your house unannounced, contact a defense attorney as soon as possible. During your initial encounter with CPS, try to say as little as possible. If the CPS worker asks to come inside, politely refuse and ask him or her to come back with a warrant. If the CPS worker wants to see your children, bring them to the window so he or she does not accuse you of hiding them. Your lawyer will walk you through every step of your case, helping you protect yourself and your family from a potentially traumatic investigation.

DUI and CPS Cases in Michigan

Drunk driving cases can be difficult to navigate. If a police officer had you take a Breathalyzer test, your lawyer may try to show that it was not administered correctly. If he or she can successfully prove that, you have a chance to clear your name. It is important to have an experienced lawyer on your side to explore every legal options.

The Grabel & Associates team will look into every detail of your case to ensure the fact are straight. We will set you up to receive a just outcome and handle every aspect of your case, from your police investigation for drunk driving to your CPS investigation. The sooner you get us involved, the better we can serve you.

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To speak with a member of our staff, contact us online. We will provide you with a free initial case consultation and connect you with a lawyer who has worked on cases similar to yours in the past. When your future is on the line, do not settle for a second-rate defense. Contact Michigan’s leading defense firm today.