Why Can CPS Remove My Child from My Home During a Sex Crime Investigation in Michigan?
Sex crimes are taken very seriously in the state of Michigan, especially when they involve children in any way. If you have been accused of a sex crime and you are a parent, it is important to hire a team of skilled defense lawyers as soon as you learn you are under investigation. The sooner legal representation gets involved, the easier it is to protect your legal rights and prove your innocence.
The Grabel & Associates team has worked on numerous sex crime cases in Michigan and knows what it takes to attain a favorable outcome. We also have ample experience dealing with CPS and protecting parents that are facing criminal convictions. If you want a seasoned defense attorney on your side, give us a call. Our knowledge of Michigan law and years of work in the field set us apart from other Michigan firms. One look at our track record and you will see the difference extensive training and dedication makes. Pick up the phone and call our hotline now to get connected with a lawyer on staff and start fighting back today!
Why Can CPS Take Away Your Parental Rights?
CPS may try to remove your children from your home if they determine the kids are not physically, emotionally, or mentally safe. A CPS investigation usually begins with an anonymous report. The CPS agent will look into the details within 24 hours to determine if the call checks out and warrants an investigation. If an investigation is necessary, the CPS worker handling your case will likely show up at your front door and ask to speak with everyone involved. He or she may even ask to speak with your children alone. If this occurs, ask that the interview be recorded to protect yourself and your children. If the caseworker asks to come inside your home, you can politely refuse unless he or she has a warrant. And no matter what, always contact a lawyer right away.
Knowing your legal rights is a good way to protect yourself from overzealous caseworkers. If you are partnering with an attorney, he or she will ensure you are protected throughout every stage of your case.
CPS and the Police Will Partner to Gather Information
It can be difficult to distinguish between CPS and the police when you are under investigation. Oftentimes, the two agencies will partner to get all of the relevant information. It is important to know that while the police and CPS may be working together, they are working towards two totally different goals. The police are looking for incriminating evidence that will lead to criminal charges and eventually a conviction. CPS is looking for signs of child abuse or neglect to determine if your children are safe in your home. CPS cannot bring criminal charges against you and the police cannot control the custody of your children.
If you need help navigating this confusing stage of your case, reach out to a skilled defense attorney. Having a lawyer on your side will put you on track to earning the best available outcome. Dial our number to speak with a member of our staff. Someone is available 24/7 to speak to you and start building your defense.
Holistic Approach Facing Sex Crimes and CPS in Michigan
We provide a holistic approach to criminal defense. If you are facing sex crime charges, we will handle all the details to make the police investigation as smooth and painless as possible. We’ll also prepare you for the possibility of a CPS investigation. If it is unavoidable, we will protect you and your children throughout the process, giving you the best possible shot at justice. Contact us at any stage in your case to obtain our services. You can reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by telephone or via our online contact form. We will advise you of the best course of action to get you on track to receiving your desired outcome.
Contact Us for Help in Your CPS Investigation
Pick up the phone and dial 1-800-883-2138 to speak with a member of our team and to receive a free initial case consultation. We will do everything in our power to earn you a just outcome and put in the necessary time and energy to ensure your defense is solid.