If you are a parent or caregiver and are being accused of child neglect or child abuse, you must hire a skillful criminal defense attorney quickly to help you handle Child Protective Services (CPS). If you are being investigated by CPS, social workers, police or medical doctors, our lawyers can give you guidance on how to handle these investigations and show you how to get the best results possible. Depending on the seriousness of the allegations, you could face the possibility of having your child taken away from you! Shawn provides tough CPS Defense in Michigan for his clients! Do not wait to talk to Shawn if you are notified by a CPS worker that you are under investigation!
The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan handles every single type of investigation that child protective services engages in. We have seen cases of exaggerated claims of abuse and neglect. We have seen false claims of abuse and neglect. We have heard of allegations of educational neglect.
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Our Grand Rapids CPS lawyers are passionate about helping parents, helping licensed day care works, helping families, foster care workers and medical and psychological professionals who are facing false claims and allegations. When we represent people, who are under CPS investigation, we desire to keep their family together. We desire to help professionals keep their licenses. In order to achieve this goal, we will work closely with our clients. We will team up with experts in various professional fields such as social work, psychology, and various fields of medicine. We have access to a vast number of experts that we can get to work with our clients. After we talk to you personally about your case, we will go over the strengths of your case and what experts you may need to get the best results possible when being investigated by CPS.
If you are having doctors, police and CPS accusing you of child abuse or neglect, it will be extremely intimidating to you. Being told that law enforcement or CPS think you are responsible for wrongly handling your child is emotionally devastating. In court, you will be facing the reality of dealing with CPS officials who are not on your side. You will be facing judges and prosecutors that are not on your side. We will help you! We will stand up for you! We will do everything we can to get you back home with your children.
We feel passionate about representing and defending parents accused of abusing their children. We have the experience, training and determination to get you the results possible.
When CPS is investigating you, they can look for criminal wrongdoing. If you are accused of neglecting or abusing your child, you will be hammered with extremely serious child abuse charges. Child Abuse charges can carry with them up to 15 years in prison.
While criminal charges are serious enough by themselves, the termination of your rights as a parent are also a serious penalty. If you are accused of neglect, a sex crime or abuse, CPS will investigate and can separate you from your child. CPS agent are over-worked and under a lot of stress. They can make mistakes and we know how to find these mistakes.
Your constitutional rights are different when CPS is investigating you compared to a police investigation. Evidence collected against you can be used later. An innocent parent can have their statements and previous evidence used against you to make you appear to be a bad parent. Attorney Shawn James Haff and his fellow CPS defense lawyers at The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan will be with you throughout the investigation and will work hard to make sure you get the best results possible! Do not wait! Call Shawn now at 616-438-6719.
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