CPS Harassment Attorneys During a Sex Crime Investigation in Michigan
If you are a parent that has been accused of committing a sex crime, there is more on the line than criminal penalties. Child Protective Services, or CPS, may conduct an investigation that could result in the termination of your parental rights. The moment you learn that you are under investigation, you should reach out to a skilled defense attorney. Having a lawyer on your side from the beginning will give you the best shot at receiving a just outcome and protecting your family from the potential harm a CPS investigation could cause.
The Grabel & Associates team has been working in criminal defense in Michigan for over 15 years. We know the laws surrounding sex crime cases and have experience defending clients in cases similar to your own. It is this knowledge and expertise that sets us apart from other Michigan law firms. We’ve earned a prestigious reputation as one of the state’s top defense firms, and our track record will show you why. If you are facing sex crime charges, pick up the phone and call us today to learn more about our approach and how it might benefit you.
Anonymous Tip or Police Investigation for Sex Crimes
A CPS investigation usually begins with an anonymous tip from a mandated reporter or concerned individual. The caseworker will do their best to screen the call and decide if the claim warrants further investigation. If they decide to proceed, an investigation will launch within 24 hours. They typically begin with a surprise home visit. If a caseworker shows up at your front door unannounced, do your best to remain calm and ask him or her to come back later with a warrant. You are not obligated to speak with them, and usually the less you say, the better. Even if you are innocent, conversing with CPS only gives them material to use as they build your case. Let your attorney interact with CPS on your behalf whenever possible.
If at any stage of the investigation the caseworker decides your child is unsafe, they may try to temporarily remove him or her from your home. Having a list of family members or friends that would be willing to look after your child for a short period of time is a good way to shield your child. Being placed with a foster family can be traumatic at any age, so the more you do to prevent that, the better.
CPS Harassment During Investigation
CPS will do everything in their power to get the full story. Unfortunately, this often involves being aggressive with the family. When caseworkers are showing up at your home and constantly trying to interview you and your child, an investigation can feel like harassment. There is very little you can do to fight back against harassment from a legal standpoint, since caseworkers have immunity. Your attorney can shield you, however, and interact with CPS on your behalf whenever possible. If you want someone to protect your family and aggressively fight for your future, call Grabel & Associates today.
Customized Approach to Defending CPS Cases in Michigan
When you call Grabel & Associates, you will be connected with a defense attorney with ample experience battling sex crime charges. We will begin with our own case investigation to ensure all of the facts are straight and use that information to build a completely customized approach to your defense. Your case details and desire results will drive our strategy. We do our best to keep you educated and informed throughout every step of the way. We believe in putting the power back in your hands, giving you control over your future. If you have been accused of a sex crime and need help getting your life back on track, pick up the phone or fill out our online contact form today.
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A skilled case analyst can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When you contact us online, you will receive a free initial case consultation and be connected with a lawyer that has worked on numerous sex crime cases. We are willing to step in at any stage of your case and will aggressively fight to defend you and your family. When your future is on the line, do not settle for second-rate defense. Call Grabel & Associates now.