CPS Claims Abuse and Neglect Due to DUI in Michigan
Driving under the influence is a very serious crime, especially when there are children involved. If you have been accused of drunk driving, it is important to find the right CPS attorney to handle your case. Your lawyer should have experience working on DUI cases and a thorough understanding of Michigan law. It is possible that you may also face a CPS investigation and Child Abuse and Neglect charges, on top of your DUI charges. Your attorney should prepare you for every possible case outcome, giving you the best shot at receiving your desired results.
The Grabel & Associates team has been working on criminal cases in Michigan for over 15 years. We understand what is at stake in your DUI case and will do everything in our power to give you a fair shot at justice. If you want to learn more about how we can help you, pick up the phone and call our toll-free hotline today.
Penalties for Driving Under the Influence and Child Abuse and Neglect
Michigan law is extremely strict in regards to drunk driving. If convicted, your punishment will vary, depending on the number of offenses on your record. For a first offense, you could face up to 93 days in jail, a fine from $100-$500, license suspension for up to 6 months, and possibly the mandatory installation of an IID. For a second offense, you could face up to a year in jail, fines from $200-$1,000, license suspension for at least a year, and IID installation. If CPS decides to come after you, you could also face criminal penalties for abuse or neglect, or lose custody of your children.
If you want to avoid these life-altering penalties, reach out to the Grabel & Associates team today. Our attorneys have worked on countless DUI cases in Michigan and have a proven track record that showcases our dedication and talent. If you are a young parent that has been charged with drunk driving under Michigan’s zero tolerance law, we can work to have the charges dismissed and give you a second chance. Whatever the situation, it is important you reach out to us early on in your case, so we have enough time to explore every legal option and ensure you are well protected.
CPS Investigation Process
When CPS receives word that you were caught driving drunk with a child in the car, they will most likely begin an investigation. An investigation typically consists of a home visit, interviews with you, your child, and anyone else that my have relevant information, a doctor visit, and a thorough review of case documents. After the CPS worker has completed his or her investigation, they will provide an assessment of the family and either dismiss the case or make an action plan with the child’s wellbeing in mind.
If the CPS worker determines your child is not safe living in your home, he or she may ask the court to immediately remove your child, temporarily at first. Your child will either be placed with family, friends, or a foster family, depending on how prepared you are. Your attorney should work alongside you to keep you informed and in charge of your future. The sooner you connect with legal assistance, the better your chances are of earning the best available outcome.
Our Aggressive Representation
When we take on a new case, we conduct a thorough investigation to ensure we have all of the relevant facts straight. This information helps us build a solid defense, putting you one step closer to the best outcome possible. If you want to avoid a CPS investigation and prove you’re innocent, call our toll-free number as soon as possible. We may try to prove that the Breathalyzer was not accurate, or look for other ways to have the criminal charges dismissed. The more time we have to build your case, the better your chances are of successfully avoiding criminal penalties and a CPS investigation.
Contact Us for 24/7 Criminal Defense in Michigan
Call 1-800-783-4448 to receive a free initial case consultation or fill out our online contact form now. When you reach out to us, you will be connected with a lawyer that has successfully worked on DUI cases in the past and knows what it takes to get you results. Do not settle for second-rate defense. Call Michigan’s leading defense firm right now to start battling back.