What Is the Difference Between a CPS Investigation and Police Investigation During a Sex Offense Case in Michigan?

If you have CPS and police looking into your case, it can be difficult to figure out what the difference is between the two. To put it simply, police look into the criminal aspect of your case and CPS looks into the effects your actions had or will have on your child or children. CPS cannot charge you with a crime and the police do not have the power to take custody of your children away from you. Hiring an attorney will help you navigate the CPS investigation and give you the best shot at justice. Your lawyer will prepare you for interviews with police and help you avoid a CPS investigation entirely if possible. Contact us today to start your battle for justice.

Sex Offenses and Laws for CPS Case Worker vs. Police Gathering Evidence

Sex crime cases can be difficult to navigate, especially if a child is involved. If you are a parent accused of a sex crime, you could face two separate investigations, both with severe potential penalties on the line. The police will investigate the crime and CPS may choose to investigate the effects your actions had on your child or children. It can be intimidating to have two separate agencies investigating your case. Having a skilled attorney on your side will make it easier to receive a favorable outcome and avoid unnecessary interactions with police, prosecutors, and CPS workers.

The Grabel & Associates team has been working on sex crime cases in Michigan for over 15 years and also has extensive experience defending innocent parents in CPS cases. Reach out to our team via our toll-free hotline to learn about how our attorneys can help you in your criminal case. We will review all the details and advise you of the best course of action to set yourself up to be successful. The sooner you reach out to us, the better we will be able to protect you.

What Happens in a CPS Investigation?

Sometimes preparing yourself can be the best defense against CPS. Knowing what to expect will help you remain calm and put your best face forward when agents attempt to ambush you. Your attorney will explain the process, help prep you and your family for interviews, and talk with caseworkers when possible.

The following is a rough outline of a CPS investigation. Looking it over will help you as you make decisions about how to approach your defense.

  • CPS receives a report of child abuse or neglect.
  • CPS worker begins looking into reports within 24 hours of receiving them.
  • CPS worker visits alleged victims home.
  • Interviews with alleged victim, family members, friends, and alleged perpetrator are held.
  • CPS worker analyzes the child’s current and future risk. If he or she deems the child is in danger of any kind, the child may be temporarily removed from the home.
  • The parent receives the results of the investigation and decides how to move forward.

If you have found yourself in any of the above stages of a CPS investigation, reach out to an attorney as soon as possible. It is never too late or too early to seek professional help, especially when your family’s future is on the line. The Grabel & Associates team understands the severity of your case and will do everything in their power to help you receive a favorable outcome. Call us today to receive a free initial case consultation and to get started fighting for justice.

Helping You Understand CPS Case Workers Reach in Michigan

At Grabel & Associates, we pride ourselves in providing a holistic approach to criminal defense. We will keep your future and your family in mind throughout the investigation process, making it easier for you to focus on being successful in your criminal case. Contact us today to receive a free initial case consultation and start building your defense. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to start working on your behalf.

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We can be reached anytime day or night to provide you with sound, legal advice. Simply pick up the phone and dial 1-800-677-9795. A seasoned case analyst will review the details of your case and advise you of the best course of action.