Child Left at Home Under Court Jurisdiction in Michigan

If you are a parent or legal guardian that has been accused of a drug crime, it is important to hire a defense attorney that has experience navigating CPS investigations as well. When CPS receives word that a child may have been affected by a drug crime committed by their parent, an investigation will begin with 24 hours. An investigation usually consists of a home visit, interviews, a review of case documents, a doctor’s examination and a final assessment of the family’s strengths and weaknesses. The case will then be placed in a category that determines what actions needs to be taken. This could mean your child is left at home under court jurisdiction or temporarily and permanently removed from your home.

If the CPS worker decides that the child is safe and can remain in his or her home, the child may be left at home under court jurisdiction. This means that your child can stay with you, but your case will be reviewed in six months to ensure it is still in the child’s best interest to live at home. If at any point the child is not safe in his or her home, an alternative solution, such as foster care or living with a friend or family member, will be explored. After a year, a permanency hearing will occur, during which the child will be placed in a permanent home.

In the state of Michigan, drug crimes can be prosecuted by the state, the city, or in Federal Court, depending on the specific case details. If you have been accused of committing a drug crime, it is important to contact a skilled defense attorney with experience battle drug crimes at every level. If you are found guilty, you could potentially face large fines, jail time, or both. Hiring an attorney will help you take charge of your future and avoid these life-altering consequences.

The Grabel & Associates team has been working on drug crime cases in Michigan for over 15 years. Our team understands what is at stake for individuals that have been wrongfully accused and is committed to doing everything in their power to earn clients a just outcome. We believe you should not have to suffer unjustly because of a false accusation. If you need help fighting back and proving your innocence, contact our premier defense team today.

We Understand You Want to Keep You Kids at Home

The Grabel & Associates team understands the desire to keep your child in your home. If you are a parent that has been accused of committing a drug crime, we will prepare you for a CPS investigation by prepping you for interviews and informing you of your legal rights. We’ll serve as a shield between you, your family, and CPS whenever possible and facilitate interactions in a way that lessens the risk of potential harm.

We believe in providing our clients with a holistic approach to criminal defense. We will keep your future in mind throughout the entire process, actively working to lessen the negative impact an accusation can have on your life. If you want a lawyer who put your back in charge of your future, contact Grabel & Associates.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation Regarding your Children and Drug Charges

Our lawyers are skilled in both drug crime and CPS cases. If you want Michigan’s premier legal team battling on your behalf, call 1-800-342-7896. A case analyst is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide you with a free initial case consultation. The sooner you get legal assistance involved, the better your chances are of receiving the best possible outcome.


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