Child Left at Home Under Court Jurisdiction During a Sex Crime Investigation in Michigan
If CPS did not take your child away from you during the investigation, the judge may decide that your children can stay at home under their watchful eye. This means that you will most likely be able to keep your kids if you agree to participate in a program outlined by the judge. After 6 months, your case will be assessed to ensure the child is still safe at home. If the judge believes you are a fit guardian, you will be granted permanent custody of your children and you will no longer be monitored by the court.
CPS Investigation Process in Sex Crime Cases
Even if your accusations have nothing to do with your children, CPS may want to see if your kids were harmed in any way as a result of the crime. If you failed to provide proper food, clothing, shelter, or emotional support, or exposed them to inappropriate material at any point, CPS may fight to have them taken away from you. To avoid this outcome, contact a defense attorney before interacting with CPS. CPS workers can use anything you say against you, and may twist your words in an attempt to prove your guilt to a judge. A lawyer will work to protect you by upholding your legal rights and providing sound counsel when it comes to how you want to proceed with your case.
An investigation typically begins with a CPS worker visiting your home. You are not legally obligated to grant them access. In fact, it is often in your best interest to deny entry and ask them to return later with a warrant. They will want to interview you and your children next. Your attorney will make sure the interviews are recorded, to protect you and your children. The CPS worker will review your case documents and wrap up the investigation with an assessment of your family’s strengths and weaknesses. At this point, a plan of action will be outlined.
Parent or Guardian Investigated for Sex Crimes
If you’re a parent or guardian that is being investigated for a sex crime, you may be concerned about the impact it could have on your family. If CPS receives word of your crime, they may decide to look into your case, which could lead to life-altering consequences. If you want to protect yourself from overzealous caseworkers, contacting a defense attorney is the first step. Your lawyer will review the details of your case and actively work to prepare you and your family for a CPS investigation. The more proactive you are, the better your chances are of receiving a favorable outcome.
The Grabel & Associates team has been working in Michigan for over 15 years. One look at our track record will show you the talent, dedication, and drive our team has. We know how to earn parents accused of sex crimes the case results they want and will provide a holistic defense throughout the entire process. If you want to shield your children from a potential CPS investigation and protect the best interest of your family throughout your criminal case, pick up the phone and call our team today.
Our Goal Is to Keep Your Family Together
As your attorney, our goal is to clear your name and protect your future. We want you to come out on the other side of an investigation without noticeable harm to your way of life. If you need help combating sex crime charges, contacting our skilled staff is the first step to take. When you reach out to us, you will+ be provided with a free initial case consultation and get to work with an attorney that has ample experience defending Michigan’s wrongfully accused. For more information about how we can assist you in your criminal case, reach out to us right now.
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