Temporary Removal of Child During a Sex Crime Investigation in Michigan
CPS is responsible for investigating all claims of child abuse and neglect, especially during a sex crime investigation. If they suspect your child is in danger or has been placed in danger, they may decide to begin looking into you. Typically, an investigation will consist of a home visit, interviews, a review of relevant case documents, a doctor’s visit, and a family assessment. After conducting the investigation, the CPS worker will determine how to proceed. If the child appears to be in danger, the CPS worker may ask to have the child temporarily removed from his or her home.
If you want to protect your family from an unwarranted CPS investigation, hiring an attorney is the first step. Your lawyer will prepare you for the investigation and inform you of your legal rights, giving you a shot at a just outcome. It is important to remember that CPS is not concerned with proving your innocence. They are looking for signs of guilt, so you need someone battling on your behalf if you want to receive a fair result. The Grabel & Associates team has been working on CPS cases in Michigan for over 15 years. We understand the importance of shielding your family and providing a holistic approach to your sex crime defense. If you are under investigation for committing a sex crime, give our team a call today to learn more about how our knowledge and experience can be of help to you.
When Can CPS Take Your Children?
If you are being investigated for child sex crimes, it is no surprise that CPS will want to look into your case. If you are being investigated for a sex crime that does not directly involve your child, however, a CPS investigation may catch you off guard. CPS can take your children for a variety of reasons, even if they were not actually harmed. Simply the potential for harm is enough to warrant an investigation and perhaps removal.
A common case we see is a child being exposed to indecent material. CPS may determine that the material you exposed your child to could potentially be harmful, and is therefore grounds for removal. If you need help proving that you did not knowingly or purposefully expose your child to inappropriate material, call Grabel & Associates today.
Navigating a CPS Investigation
It is important to hire an experienced defense attorney to help you prepare for the investigation. Your lawyer will review the details of your case and provide you with a custom defense approach and will include preparing for all possibilities. Compiling a list of family members or friends that would be willing to watch your children if CPS decides they need to be removed from your home is a good way to protect your children from the potential trauma of being placed with strangers for a period of time. For more information about temporary removal of child for safety, contact Grabel & Associates.
Our Approach to Sex Crime Defense
You could potentially face large fines, jail time, and registry as a sex offender if you are found guilty. These penalties are severe and can have a negative impact on the rest of your life and your family. It is important to be proactive in your defense and start fighting back as soon as you learn you are under investigation. The more time your attorney has to build your case, the better shot you have at receiving a favorable outcome.
When you call Grabel & Associates, our lawyers will conduct an investigation to determine the most effective way to approach your case. We’ll devote ample time and energy to exploring every legal option available in an effort to arrive at the best course of action.
Contact Us for 24/7 Criminal Defense in Michigan
You can reach our attorneys that specialize in sex crime defense by contacting us online or calling 1-800-677-9795 toll-free. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to start building your case. We will work to prove your innocence, clear your name, and keep your family together. When your future is on the line, it is never too early to obtain legal assistance. Pick up the phone and call us right now.