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Differences in Laws for CPS Case Worker vs. Police Gathering Evidence

If you are under investigation for driving under the influence in Michigan, you will need to hire a CPS attorney as soon as possible, especially if a child was in the car during the incident. Not only could you could have you license revoked, you could also face large fines, jail time, and possibly lose custody of your child or children. The sooner you take action to protect yourself, the better your chances are of earning the best available results.

The Grabel & Associates team has been working on DUI cases in Michigan for over 15 years and knows the ins and outs of Michigan law. We will help you fight back against wrongful accusations and avoid a CPS investigation that could potentially harm your family. Reach out to our legal team today by dialing our toll-free phone number. The sooner you connect with a premier defense attorney, the easier it will be to be successful.

What Happens in a CPS Case After DUI with Child?

If CPS receives a report of child abuse or neglect, they will begin looking into the claims within 24 hours. Oftentimes, they will even show up at your house unannounced to question you and your family. If you know what to expect, it will be easier to be navigate this crucial stage of your case. The following is a list of what commonly makes up a CPS investigation:

  • The CPS agent handling your case will visit your home.
  • He or she will speak with the alleged victim, his or her caretaker, the alleged perpetrator, and anyone else involved in the case.
  • The CPS agent will look over relevant documents.
  • Your child’s safety and future risk of abuse or neglect will be assessed.
  • Your family’s needs and strengths will be assessed.

Your attorney will walk alongside you throughout every stage of the CPS investigation, coaching you along the way.

If CPS determines that your child or children are in danger of being harmed or have already suffered harm, they may be placed in protective custody. A police officer may also request that a child be placed in protective custody, after which custody will be transferred to CPS who will place the child with another family member or in foster care.

What Is the Difference Between a CPS Investigation and a Police Investigation?

CPS and the police may work together, but they are conducting separate investigations and building separate cases. The two agencies serve two completely different purposes and have different responsibilities. CPS cannot bring criminal charges against you and the police cannot take away your children. The police will handle the criminal investigation, along with the prosecutor on your case, and CPS will look into the health and wellbeing of your child or children.

Hiring an attorney will help you keep your cases straight. He or she will interact with both police and prosecutors to ensure you have a fair shot at justice. Contact Grabel & Associates today to learn more about how working with a lawyer could benefit you in your criminal case.

Our Approach to DUI Cases in Michigan

We take every case that comes across our desks very seriously. If you have been accused of driving under the influence with your child in the car, reaching out to us is the first step in taking charge of your future. We will conduct our own investigation to ensure all of the facts are straight and work closely with you to build a strong defense. Our extensive experience sets us apart from other Michigan firms, which is why you should choose to partner with us in your driving under the influence case.

Contact Us

You can reach us anytime day or night, 7 days a week. Simply dial 1-800-342-7896 to speak with one of our highly trained case analysts. When you call, you will be provided with a free initial case consultation. We will get all of the facts the advise you of the best course of action to get on track to earning the best outcome in your DUI case. When your future is on the line, don’t waste another minute. Pick up the phone and dial Michigan’s leading defense firm now!

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Scott and Bob achieved exactly the result I was looking for. They were prompt and effective. If I ever have any other legal issues (which hopefully I don't)... I'd certainly work with them again. M. C.
Scott Grabel was kind enough to look into my situation and take his time to speak with me free of charge. Most attorneys will not do that. He gave me reassurance that I had nothing to worry about. If I am ever in need of an attorney in the future I will be calling Scott Grabel and will highly recommend him to anyone with a legal issue. G. K.
Highly recommended lawyer! Mr. Grabel is very professional and knowledgable. My case happened suddenly on Saturday, but Mr. Grabel is 24/7 on call, which was what I needed. I called on Saturday night and the front desk told me I would hear back from the lawyer shortly. Only 30mins later, I got a call from Mr. Grabel himself and he eased my anxiety quickly by explaining the situation and options I had. I knew I was in good hands. ... Z. W.