Temporary Removal of Child for Safety

The penalties for drug crimes range greatly, depending on the severity of the crime. If you’ve been accused of committing a drug crime and you have children, it’s important to hire a skilled defense attorney early on in your case to help you prove your innocence. Having the right lawyer on your side could mean the difference between clearing your name and suffering unjust, severe consequences. Without legal assistance, your family could also be subjected to a CPS investigation. Investigations can be traumatic and could potentially result in temporary removal of a child for safety. To protect yourself and your family, call Grabel & Associates today.

The team at Grabel & Associates has been handling drug crime cases for over 15 years and understands what it takes to receive a favorable outcome. If you want to prove your innocence and take charge of your future, reaching out to us is the first step. Contact us today to learn more about how our years of experience and knowledge of Michigan law can benefit you in your CPS drug crimes case.

CPS Will Determine Whether or Not You Should Have Parental Rights

If you have been accused of committing a drug crime and you are a parent or legal guardian, it is possible that Child Protective Services will launch an investigation of their own in order to determine whether or not you should retain your parental rights. Some situations that lead to these investigations are understandable – for example if you are accused of operating a meth lab in a home where children live, CPS may seek to remove them from the home for their safety. Similarly, if you are accused of selling drugs out of your home, CPS may have reason to remove children so that they are not exposed to dangerous people who may visit the home.

There are many situations, however, where parents may not initially realize their parental rights are in danger. For example, if you are accused of possessing marijuana or drug paraphernalia, CPS could begin investigating and determine that your parental rights should be terminated, even if you are ultimately found to be innocent as the criminal case proceeds. This is why it is so crucial to start working with a lawyer as soon as you can. The Grabel & Associates team will launch a comprehensive defense focused on protecting your family from all possible threats, including both criminal charges and CPS proceedings. Contact us right now to get in touch with an attorney who knows what it takes to keep your family together. We will not rest until everything in our power has been done to defend you and protect your best interests.

CPS Investigation Process for Drug Offenses

A CPS investigation begins when a CPS worker receives word that a child has been harmed, is in danger, or has been exposed to something that is potentially harmful. The CPS worker will begin investigating the case by visiting the child’s home and interviewing all parties involved. He or she may also ask for a doctor’s examination if the child appears to be physically harmed. After the investigation has been wrapped up, the CPS worker will review the details and decide what’s best for the child. An assessment of the family’s strengths and weaknesses will lead to a plan to promote the child’s health and wellbeing.

Explore Every Legal Option to Protect Your Legal

We understand what’s at stake in your drug crime case. We’ll explore every legal option to find an approach to your defense that will enable you to move on after your case has wrapped up. If you have kids, we’ll prepare you and your family for a CPS investigation. We’ll work alongside you to compile a list of friends and family that would be willing to care for your children temporarily if necessary, minimizing the potential harm a CPS investigation may cause. We’ll also inform you of your legal rights, protecting you from overzealous police and prosecutors that will do anything in an effort to prove your guilt.

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Our team is available to offer free initial case consultations 24/7. Just call 1-800-342-7896 to get connected with Michigan’s leading defense firm. Always remember, it’s never too early to start fighting back.


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