Child Endangerment During Drug Crimes in Michigan

If you’re a parent facing drug crime charges in Michigan, you could potentially also face child endangerment charges. Child endangerment charges result when a parent of guardian is involved in a certain behavior that places his or her child in danger of death, injury, or physical or mental impairment. If you’re concerned that you’re being investigated for drug crimes and child endangerment, reaching out to an attorney is the first step in battling back. Having an attorney on your side will help you prove your innocence and protect your family from the investigation process.

Facing multiple criminal charges and dealing with CPS in Michigan can be very confusing. When you call Grabel & Associates, a skilled member of our team will explain the charges you’re facing and help you explore the legal options available. He or she will connect you with an attorney that has ample experience defending against both drug crime charges and child endangerment charges, so you have the best shot at receiving a favorable outcome. When your future and the future of your family is on the line, don’t settle for second-rate criminal defense. Contact Grabel & Associates today.

A Parent or Guardian Fails to Protect Their Child

It is a parent and guardian’s task to keep their child out of harm’s way. If a parent or guardian fails to protect his or her child, the government may decide to step in. In child endangerment cases, the harm may be actual or potential. This means that your child does not have to undergo an injury for you to face criminal charges. If he or she is in a situation that may have jeopardized his or her health, welfare, or emotional wellbeing, you could potentially be punished. Child endangerment laws are in place to discourage behavior, both active and passive, which may result in harm to an individual under the age of 18. While child endangerment laws do help protect those too young to care for themselves, there are often mistakes made by mandated reporters, police, and prosecutors that lead to the unfair punishment of innocent caregivers. If you’ve been wrongfully charged with child endangerment, contacting a skilled attorney is the first step in clearing your name.

Drug Crime Endangered Children

If a parent or caregiver is involved in illegal drug-related activities, he or she may be charged with child endangerment. Forty-seven states have enacted laws that recognize drug use and drug-related activities as child endangerment and it is agreed that exposing a child to the creation or use of drugs can have lifelong, damaging effects. Some specific drug crimes that may also result in child endangerment charges include manufacturing drugs near a child (i.e. operating a meth lab), exposing a child to the sale or distribution of drugs, using illegal drugs that impair the caregiver’s ability to care for the child, and selling or distributing drugs to a child. If you’re facing drug crime charges and want to be proactive in protecting your parental rights, pick up the phone and call Grabel & Associates today. Our lawyers understand the brevity of your child endangerment case and will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the best possible outcome.

Our Defense for Child Endangerment Cases

Our CPS attorneys have been working in criminal defense for over 15 years and know what it takes to be successful in drug cases involving individuals under the age of 18. We’ll work to prove that your actions did not place your child in harm’s way, or didn’t occur at all, depending on the details of your case. If you’re a parent or legal guardian that is caught up in a drug crime case and you’re concerned about the child endangerment charges that may follow, dial our toll-free number for more information about the options available to you. A seasoned case analyst will help you start building an airtight defense, putting you on track to earning the best available outcome. To learn more about our approach to criminal defense in Michigan, contact our team today.

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We know that criminal cases are extremely time-sensitive, which is why we’ve made our staff available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It’s never too early to start building your defense, so contact us today online for a free initial case consultation.


With drug crime defense attorneys statewide, Grabel & Associates defends people throughout Michigan charged with possession, intent to distribute, manufacturing, cultivation and illegal prescription drugs.