Why Can CPS Remove My Child During a DUI Case in Michigan?
Criminal charges can have a significant impact on your future and your family, especially if you have children. Many people who have been wrongfully accused do not realize that these false allegations could potentially result in a loss of parental rights if not dealt with properly. If you have been accused of driving under the influence and you have a child, reach out to a skilled defense attorney as soon as you learn you are under investigation. The sooner you enlist the services of an experienced lawyer, the better your chances are of receiving a favorable outcome in your case.
The Grabel & Associates team has been working in criminal defense for over 15 years and understands what is at stake in your DUI case. We will aggressively defend your innocence and help you avoid a CPS investigation if possible. We know that aggressive police and prosecutors can be intimidating and we will stand as a shield between your family and caseworkers to ensure potential damage is minimized. If you want an attorney that approaches your case with the big picture in mind, call our team today!
Reasons Why Your Child Could Be Removed From Your Home
If CPS determines that your child has been harmed physically or emotionally, or is at risk of being harmed physically or emotionally, he or she could potentially be removed from your home for a time. CPS can file a petition that states the reason your child is supposedly better off living with someone else, and if the court approves, your child will be relocated. Common reasons children are removed from their homes include physical abuse, neglect, and abandonment. If a parent cannot provide adequate care and support for their child and CPS and the court agrees, the child will be relocated for a time. There is a chance that the child could come back home, so it’s important to continue working with a lawyer if you want to reunite your family.
Stages of a CPS Investigation
A CPS investigation typically begins with an anonymous report. The agent handling the case has 24 hours to begin looking into the details. He or she will most likely begin by visiting your home and asking to speak with alleged victim and perpetrator. These interviews will be followed up by a thorough review of all relevant documents, interviews with friends and family, and an assessment of risk. If the worker determines your child has been harmed or is at risk of being harmed, he or she may file to have the child removed from your home. It is possible to have your child placed with a family member or friend, so it’s important to prepare for the worst, just in case it takes longer to sort out the details of your case than you would like.
Your attorney will fight to keep your family together throughout the investigation. A skilled attorney could mean the difference between clearing your name and losing your parental rights. When it comes to the future of your family, don’t settle for a second-rate defense. Call Michigan’s leading defense firm today to learn more about what we can do to help you be successful in your DUI case.
Our Approach to Battling CPS
Hiring an attorney early in the investigation will help you avoid the life-altering consequences that may result from criminal charges. The Grabel & Associates team has ample experience handling DUI cases and understands that there is more on the line than just your criminal record. We will help you prepare for the future and address concerns that other attorneys may completely gloss over. If you want to be able to keep your license, avoid a CPS investigation, and repair your reputation, contact us today to learn more about how our services may benefit you.
If you or a loved one needs help fighting against wrongful DUI accusations, pick up the phone and call Grabel & Associates today. We are willing to step in at any stage of your case and will aggressively defend you. Dial 1-800-342-7896 to speak with a skilled case analyst. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call.