CPS Lie Detector Test in Michigan During Sex Crime Cases
If you have been accused of committing a sex crime in Michigan, contacting a defense attorney is the first step in fighting back. You could potentially face large fines, jail time, and registration as a sex offender, all of which could have a negative impact on your future. Police and prosecutors are working to demonstrate your guilt, so it is important to have someone on your side who is aggressively battling to prove your innocence. If you are a parent or guardian, there is even more at risk. CPS may look into your case, and potentially try to take your children away. If you want to protect your family and maintain custody of your kids, contact Grabel & Associates as soon as you learn you are under investigation.
Common Investigation Tactics Used by CPS
CPS workers and police are not legally required to be honest with you during the investigation. They may make false promises in an attempt to get a confession or other incriminating evidence. One common tactic used is offering a polygraph test. They promise that if you pass, you will clear your name. Unfortunately, this is not true. If the test shows you are telling the truth, it will do nothing to help you in your criminal case. If the test shows are lying, they will have more reasons to come after you and prosecute you even more harshly. If you feel that a lie detector test would benefit you in your fight to prove your innocence, have an independent professional, not the police, conduct a test. Your attorney will oversee it and the results will not be shared unless you decide it is in your best interest.
If CPS or police offer you a plea bargain, never agree or provide incriminating information before consulting with your CPS lawyer with sex crimes experience.
What Happens in a CPS Investigation Impacted by a Sex Crime?
When CPS receives word that a child may have been impacted by a sex crime, they waste no time in getting involved. Within 24 hours of receiving the initial report, they will begin an investigation. Typically, the first step is visiting the house of the child and alleged perpetrator. If a CPS worker shows up at your front door unannounced, do not be alarmed. Remaining calm and politely refusing to let him or her inside will give you the best shot at earning a favorable outcome. Your lawyer will prepare you by rehearsing commonly asked questions and informing you of your legal rights, so you can stand up for yourself and put your best face forward.
The Grabel & Associates team understands the negative impact that a CPS visit can have on a family. When you choose to partner with us, you can rest assured knowing that a highly trained team is serving as a wall between you and the caseworkers, protecting your children at all cost. We will also make sure CPS is following all legal guidelines as they investigate and uncover evidence. This will give you a shot at a just case outcome, making it easier to clear your name and move on after the investigation has been wrapped up.
Proven Results During CPS Investigations
We have over 15 years of experience working with parents who have been accused of sex crimes in Michigan. We are familiar with CPS and the ways they try to pull a confession out of innocent parents. We will provide you with sound legal advice and shield you from lies that could result in unjust punishment. If you are innocent, it is important to never admit guilt. We will do everything in our power to make sure the truth is revealed and your family is protected throughout the entire process.
Grabel & Associates believe in providing a holistic approach to criminal defense. This means we will handle your sex crime case and also advise you during your CPS investigation. Being proactive and preparing for questions or hearings ahead of time will put you on track to earning the best available results. If you would like more information about our approach and how it could benefit you in your case, call us today.
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