Protecting Your Parental Rights In CPS Investigations
Your life can be turned upside down if someone accuses you of child abuse or neglect. If someone has reported you to Child Protective Services (CPS) and a caseworker has come to your house, remember that you have the right to have a lawyer represent you. Do not hesitate to contact the Jarvis & Hamilton Law Firm if you are involved in a CPS investigation. As part of its process, CPS can involve the police who can then initiate a criminal investigation. Faced with these intrusions into your life, you may feel that you have been targeted unfairly and, in fact, that may be true. Over the course of his career, attorney Bob Jarvis has seen family members falsely accuse each other of child abuse in divorce and custody cases. The Jarvis & Hamilton Law Firm is proud of their 100% win record in cases of false allegations of child abuse.
Can CPS Take My Child Away?
Child Protective Services is the only agency that can take your child away. Typically, CPS caseworkers remove children when they believe there is no other reasonable way to prevent continued abuse or neglect, but sometimes caseworkers make mistakes in judgment or the information reported to them is false. For these reasons, it is imperative to have a skilled attorney from the Jarvis & Hamilton Law Firm on your side. We can help you convince CPS that abuse or neglect did not occur, or that you have taken the appropriate steps to ensure that it never happens again.
“As a prosecutor, I often worked with CPS, and they know me. They know I will not hesitate to take them to court if they abuse their power and authority. Parents have the most fundamental right – to be free to raise their children.” – Bob Jarvis
Criminal Defense Lawyers On Your Side
If the police initiate an investigation into the alleged abuse or neglect, the Jarvis & Hamilton Law Firm can intervene and attempt to slow down or stop the filing of criminal charges. If charges are filed, we can represent you at every level, including trial by jury, if necessary. As former prosecutors and experienced criminal defense lawyers who fully understand the criminal justice system, we will guide you through the process and do everything possible to prevent a conviction.
Contact Us For Help With CPS
If you have been accused of child abuse or neglect in Grayson, Collin, Dallas or Fannin Counties, attorneys Bob Jarvis and Matt Hamilton are ready to help. To schedule a meeting, please call at 903-892-8500 or send us an email.