Termination of Parental Rights for OWI in Michigan
Every parent’s greatest fear is losing custody of their child. If you are a parent or legal guardian that has been accused of operating while intoxicated and endangering your child, you could face a CPS investigation. The caseworker will come to your home, interview you and your child, have a doctor examine your child, review the relevant case documents and decide if it is safe for your child to remain at home or if the court needs to intervene. If at any point during the investigation, the caseworker feels the child is in danger, he or she may have the child removed and a preliminary hearing will take place within 72 hours. The safety of the child is CPS’s top priority. Unfortunately, this often means that rash decisions are made and your child may be unjustly removed from your home.
Keep Your Family Together
If you want to keep your family together and protect your kids from the trauma that often accompanies CPS investigations, hire a DUI defense attorney with CPS experience as soon as you suspect you are under investigation. The more time your attorney has to prepare you and your family for interactions with CPS, the better your chances will be at proving your innocence and earning a favorable case result.
Aggressively Battle DUI Charges in Michigan to Save Your Children
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is very serious, because it endangers you, your passengers, and others on the road. If you are caught driving drunk with your child in the car, the potential punishments will become even more severe. You could face large fines, jail time, license revocation, and potentially loss of parental rights. If you want to prove your innocence and protect your future, contacting a defense attorney is the first step.
When individuals are innocent and wrongfully accused, they often neglect hiring legal counsel and wrongfully assume the truth will come out. Unfortunately, this is often not the case. You need an attorney to aggressively battle on your behalf and collect the evidence to show that you did not break the law.
What Warrants Termination of Parental Rights?
CPS recognizes the harm that can come from removing a child from his or her home. Because of this, they try to keep children with their parents whenever possible. There are some situations, however, that always qualify as grounds for termination of parental rights.
- Long-term alcohol or drug dependency
- Inducing child to commit crime
- Felony conviction of the parent with substantial prison sentence
- Newborn addicted to alcohol or drugs
- Endangerment of the child
There are many more circumstances and actions that are grounds for termination of parental rights. If you are concerned about the wellbeing of your children following a DUI conviction, contact Grabel & Associates. We will do everything in our power to protect your parental rights and shield your children from CPS.
Battling CPS and DUI Charge Since 1999
The penalties for driving drunk vary greatly depending on the details of your crime and your criminal record. Your attorney will conduct his or her own investigation and be sure all of the facts are straight before developing a plan for your defense. If you have faced DUI’s in the past and are worried about your parental rights, reach out to Grabel & Associates today. We have over 15 years of experience battling CPS and DUI charges in Michigan, and are willing to step in at any stage of your case. We will aggressively fight to prove your innocence and protect your future, keeping you involved and in charge every step of the way.
Contact Us for Help
When you are ready to take charge of your future, contact us here. Our staff is available 24/7 to take your call and will provide you with a free initial case consultation. Connecting with us is completely risk free, so pick up the phone and dial our number now. When your future and the future of your family is on the line, it is never too early to start battling back.