CPS Harassment Lawyer for OWI Cases in Michigan
Operating while intoxicated with drugs or alcohol is a serious crime that can potentially have life-altering repercussions. If you have a glass of wine at dinner and get pulled over by police on your drive home, you could face large fines, jail time, and license revocation. If you are a parent or legal guardian, there is even more on the line. CPS may conduct an investigation to determine if you abuse or neglect your children. Simply placing your dependent in a potentially dangerous situation is enough to have action taken against you. To protect yourself from overzealous police, prosecutors, and caseworkers, contact a defense attorney as soon as possible. Your lawyer will ensure your legal rights are upheld and put you on track to receiving the best available outcome. The more time they have to build your defense and prepare you for the investigation, the better your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome will be.
CPS Investigation OWI in Michigan
A CPS investigation can begin before you have been found guilty of driving under the influence. This means that you and your family could potentially be separated for something that you are proven innocent of. Investigations typically include a home visit, interviews with you and your child, a review of case documents, a doctor’s examination, and a final family assessment. In our experience, the less you interact with caseworkers, the better. Let your lawyer speak on your behalf whenever possible to avoid misunderstandings and never admit guilt. CPS workers may try to force a confession by offering a lesser penalty, but this is usually not an accurate representation of your situation. Never enter a plea without first consulting with legal representation.
Your attorney will provide you with sound legal advice and prepare you to stand up for your legal rights. For example, if a CPS worker knocks on your front door when you are least expecting it, do not let them enter your home. Politely request that they come back another time with a warrant. This is just one of the legal rights available to you. Taking advantage of them will protect yourself and your family from wrongful punishment.
CPS Harassment Cases for OWI
If you are innocent and CPS is conducting an investigation, it may feel like they are harassing you and your family. Unfortunately, there are laws in place to protect CPS workers from harassment claims. That being said, your lawyer can stand as a shield between you and CPS, limiting your interactions with them and making it easier for your family to move on after your case has been wrapped up. We understand the strain an investigation can have on a family, and especially the children involved. We will do everything in our power to expedite the process and prove your innocence.
If someone has knowingly filed a false claim of abuse or neglect, there is legal action you can take against them. Your attorney will review the details of your case to help you determine if someone has a motive for wrongfully accusing you.
Legal Services for CPS Investigations in Michigan OWI
To ensure all of the facts are straight, we conduct our own thorough investigation into the details of your case. It is possible that police or caseworkers missed evidence that supports your case, so it is important to have someone that’s on your side look into your situation. After we have a thorough knowledge of the case details, we will provide you with legal advice and help you decide the best way to approach your defense. We are committed to keeping you informed and involved every step of the way, putting you back in charge of your future.
If you are a parent that has been charged with a DUI and you are worried about what might happen to your children, pick up the phone and give us a call today. We have over 15 years of experience fighting for Michigan’s wrongfully accused and are ready to step in at any stage of your case.
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