Why Can CPS Remove My Child from My Home During a Drug Offense?

There are numerous reasons why CPS can take your children away. CPS workers will be looking for signs of harm or potential harm. If you’re facing drug crime charges, CPS may try to prove that your child was exposed to inappropriate content or harmed physically in some way. Other reasons why CPS could take your children away are missed doctor’s visits, emotional neglect, or physical neglect. It’s a good idea to protect yourself and your family by building a list of trusted friends and family members who would be willing to house your children, just in case your child is temporarily displaced.

Kids at Home During Drug Crime Case in Michigan

If you’re undergoing a drug crime investigation and you have kids at home, it’s crucial to contact a defense attorney early in your case. You could potentially face lifelong penalties, such as large fines, jail time, or even revocation of your parental rights. A lawyer will help you defend yourself against harsh police and prosecutors that are looking for ways to demonstrate your guilt. The Grabel & Associates team has ample experience working on cases where police and CPS are involved, enabling them to provide you with unrivaled service and legal advice. Reach out to our team today to learn more about how we can help you prove your innocence.

Hiring an attorney is the best way to shield your family from traumatizing CPS investigations. Your lawyer will fight to ensure your legal rights are upheld and that you do not suffer unjustly. We’ll speak with CPS and police on your behalf whenever possible and work to ensure you receive the best available outcome.

CPS Cannot Charge You with a Crime in Michigan

A CPS investigation and a police investigation are two separate things. CPS does not have the power to charge you with a crime and the police do not have the power to take your children away. Sometimes police and CPS work together in an investigation, but the information they’re compiling is for different purposes. Navigating two separate investigations can be difficult, which is why it’s a good idea to hire an attorney to help you.

CPS investigations typically begin with an anonymous report. CPS then has 24 hours to begin looking into the claims. Sometimes they will even show up at your front door unannounced and ask to speak with you and your children. The agent handling your case will look at all of the relevant documents, speak with everyone involved, visit your home and compile a risk assessment. If he or she determines that your child has been harmed or is in danger of being harmed, a motion may be filed to have your child removed from your home temporarily while the situation gets sorted out. A lawyer will fight to keep your children at home and protect them from the fear and pain and investigation can cause.

Combating CPS Investigation During a Drug Crime Case in Michigan

We’ve been combating drug charges and wrongful CPS investigations for over 15 years and know Michigan state law inside and out. We’re passionate about keep families together and will do everything in our power to earn you the best outcome possible. If you need help navigating your criminal case or CPS investigation, reach out to us today. It’s never too early to start building a strong defense and working to clear your name. We’ll start by providing you with a free initial case consultation to get you on the best track to receive your desired outcome. Next, you’ll be connected with an attorney that has worked on similar cases in the past. He or she will handle all aspects of your case, providing you with a holistic approach to your defense strategy. We’re prepared to do whatever it takes to help you prove your innocence and will aggressive fight on your behalf throughout every stage of your case.

Contact Us For Help Against CPS – Don’t Lose Your Kids

Call our toll-free hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to speak with our talented staff. We’re recognized as ones of Michigan’s leading defense firms and our proven results back it up. We’re willing to step in and partner with you at any stage of your case. Dial 1-800-342-7896 to get started 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.