CPS - Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry in Michigan

If you’ve already been investigated and found guilty of child abuse, you could be placed on the statewide Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry. This list can be viewed by the public and may make it difficult for you to move on with your life after your case has been wrapped up. If you’ve already received notification that you’ve been placed on the central registry, there are still a few options. You can appeal the decision by writing a letter to the CPS worker’s supervisor, or you can ask for an Administrative Hearing. Your CPS drug crime attorney will help you decide which course of action will give you the best shot at a favorable outcome.

It’s important to remember that it is never too late to hire experienced legal representation. Even if you’ve already been placed on the central registry, there are still things you can do to protect your family and your future. Contact Grabel & Associates to learn more about how we can help you in the later stages of your case. The sooner you reach out to us, the better we can serve you.

If you’re charged with a drug crime in Michigan, your sentence will vary depending on the type and amount of the controlled substance involved in your case. The state of Michigan organizes drug crimes in five schedules, with schedule one, the most highly restricted, consisting of drugs that serve no medical purpose and have a high potential for abuse. If you’re caught with any drug in any amount, with the exception of marijuana which carries different penalties, you could face felony charges and anywhere from four years in prison to a lifetime sentence. With such a wide range of penalties, it’s important to have a skilled defense attorney battling on your behalf.

The Grabel & Associates team has been working on drug crime cases in Michigan for over 15 years. We understand what it takes to earn you the best available result and will do everything in our power to earn you a fair outcome. When you connect with us, you’ll receive a free initial case consultation and be connected with a lawyer that has the necessary skill, experience, and education to excel in your case. When your future is on the line, don’t take the risk of hiring a second-rate attorney. Reach out to Michigan’s top law firm today.

Determining Abuse or Neglect in CPS Cases

If you’re under investigation for a drug crime and you’re a parent, there’s a lot more at stake. CPS could decide to look into your case and conduct their own investigation to determine if your child has been harmed or was in any danger due to your involvement with drugs. If they determine you abused or neglected your child in any way, you could face additional charges and penalties. In severe cases, your child may even be removed from your home and placed with a friend, family member, or foster family. If you want to avoid a traumatic CPS investigation, hiring a defense attorney is the first step. Your lawyer will shield you and your family from CPS and have an air-tight defense ready for you to use. A good lawyer will thoroughly prepare you for an encounter with CPS, giving you the upper hand.

Consider Every Facet of Your Case – Keep Your Name Off the Central Registry

At Grabel & Associates, we consider every facet of your case before coming up with your defense strategy. If you’re a parent, we’ll look at ways to fend off CPS and do everything in our power to keep your name off of the Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry. We’ll walk you through every step of your case, explaining everything as we go to give you complete control of your future. Our attorneys know Michigan drug crime law in and out, and have successfully defended countless clients involved in drug crime cases. We’re ready to put our knowledge and experience to work for you in your drug crime case. Pick up the phone or fill out our online contact form today to learn more about all of the ways we can help you be successful in your criminal case.

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