False Allegation by Child or Reporters to CPS in Michigan
If you or a loved one has been falsely accused of child abuse or neglect in the midst of a drug crime case, it’s important to hire a seasoned defense attorney as soon as possible. Facing multiple accusations can feel overwhelming and may result in a costly mistake if you don’t have a skilled defense lawyer on your side. Let your attorney navigate your case to avoid slip ups that could result in life-altering penalties.
Avoiding False Child Abuse or Neglect Allegations in Michigan
There are times when false accusations are purposefully filed, but majority of the time, they can be avoided. Here are a few things you can do to prevent false allegations:
- When possible, avoid being alone with other people’s children.
- Do your best to resolve custody disputes in an amicable fashion.
- Do not engage in any conduct that could come off as inappropriate (i.e. making sexually suggestive comments to children, telling children dirty jokes, engaging in aggressive horseplay.)
- Learn about child abuse and neglect allegations. The more you know, the easier it is to avoid situations that may be misinterpreted.
If your actions have been wrongly interpreted, contact us as soon as possible and avoid interactions with your accuser. The less you say, the better off you will be. Your lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation to ensure all of the facts are in place to give you the best shot at receiving a favorable outcome.
Fighting False Child Abuse Allegations in Michigan
We’ve handled countless child abuse and neglect cases and understand how to defeat CPS. If you’re innocent, we’ll look for ways to prove the accusations you’re up against are false. If someone purposefully presented false information to CPS, we’ll go after them to clear your name and earn you a just result.
The Grabel & Associates team has been working on drug and child abuse cases in Michigan for over 15 years. Our team understands what’s at stake for parents and will do everything possible to give you a shot at a fair outcome. We’ll aggressively fight against false claims to prove your innocence and help you maintain control of your future. The sooner you connect with us, the better we can serve you in your criminal case. Don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and dial our toll-free number.
Understanding the CPS Investigation Process
When CPS receives word of possible child abuse or neglect, they do their best to validate the claims before beginning a formal investigation. That being said, there are times when claims seem to be warranted, but are in reality completely fabricated. It’s up to you to defend against false claims and battle for your innocence.
If CPS does look into your case, the investigation will most likely include a home visit, interviews with all parties involved, a doctor’s examination, and a final family assessment. The case will be placed in a category that will designate what kind of action, if any, needs to be taken. If your attorney can prove false allegations were purposefully made, the informant may suffer criminal penalties. To learn more about penalties for knowingly filing a false child abuse or neglect report, contact our criminal defense team.
When you contact our team, you’ll be matched with an attorney that has worked on a drug case with false child abuse claims in the past. This experience will be invaluable as he or she preps your defense. Our knowledge of Michigan law and our proven track record set us apart from other defense firms. If you want some of the state’s brightest legal minds battling on your behalf, contact our team today.
Contact Us for 24/7 Defense
If you want to start building a strong defense against child abuse and neglect allegations or drug charges, pick up the phone and call 1-800-342-7896. A skilled case analyst will provide you with a free initial case consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to start working for you, and will prioritize your time-sensitive case. When your future is on the line, don’t waste another minute. Pick up the phone and connect with us today.