False Allegation by Child or Other Reporter During DUI Case
The state of Michigan takes child abuse and neglect very seriously. There are severe penalties in place for those found guilty of harming a child, some of which include large fines, jail time, and potentially loss of custody. If you have been accused of child abuse, it is important to contact a skilled defense attorney as soon as possible to start your battle to prove your innocence.
Between mandated reporting and an ever-growing awareness of child abuse, the number of false allegations filed are growing rapidly. If you are facing false accusations, do not make the mistake of assuming the situation will sort itself out. Do your best to be proactive in your case and contact an attorney as soon as you learn you are under investigation. It is important to remember that CPS is looking for evidence that points to your guilt, not your innocence. Hiring an attorney will help balance the scale and give you a fair shot at justice. Contact Grabel & Associates today if you want to learn more about working with a defense attorney in your child abuse and neglect case in Michigan.
What Happens When CPS Is Called?
The state of Michigan requires professionals who work alongside children to file reports upon suspicion of abuse or neglect. Upon receiving a call, the CPS worker will do a little digging to see if the claims are substantiated. This initial screening is set in place to help protect the innocent from unnecessary, reputation harming investigations. Unfortunately, CPS workers and mandated reporters cannot possibly have all of the information this early in the case. This means that innocent people often do face CPS investigations.
After a CPS worker determines an investigation is warranted, he or she will begin the process within 24 hours of receiving the initial report. An investigation usually consists of a home visit, interviews with those involved, a thorough review of the relevant documents, and a doctor's assessment. If the CPS worker determines the child is in danger or has been harmed, he or she will take the next steps to protect the child. If the CPS worker concludes there is a logical explanation for what happened and the child is not in any kind of danger, the investigation will be dropped.
An attorney will serve as a shield between your family, and CPS. He or she will help you avoid unlawful home searches and protect your child if a CPS worker wants to interview him or her alone. When you partner with Grabel & Associates, you can rest assured that your legal rights will be upheld throughout every stage of your case.
Penalties for False Allegations of Child Abuse in Michigan
To encourage a culture of safety, mandated reporters are protected in most cases. If they file a wrongful report in good faith, they will not face punishment by law. Others, however, are not always protected in the same way. For example, if a parent is involved in a custody battle and files charges of abuse or neglect, he or she could face criminal charges if it is determined that he or she knowingly lied.
If you have been accused of driving under the influence with a child in the car or abusing your child in any way, contact a lawyer to fight back. Wrongful accusations can hurt your reputation, making it difficult to move on in the future.
Our Approach to Fighting Against False Allegations of Abuse in Michigan
We take every case that crosses our desk very seriously. We know that false allegations can be damaging to your future, which is why we are willing to do everything necessary to give you a fair shot at justice. Our attorneys have worked on countless child abuse and neglect cases, and understand what it takes to be successful.
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