If you are a target of an investigation by Child Protective Services you must treat the inquiry as a significant probe against you. Besides placing the integrity of you family at risk such as the removal of your child from the home you could be facing criminal prosecution.
Once alerted that an investigation has been initiated consider the consequences that the report by C.P.S will be forwarded to the police and or District Attorney’s Office. A warrant for arrest could follow.
Do not be fooled during the early stages of the inquest. You might be asked to explain some puzzling issues that could assist the CPS investigator of clearing you of suspicion. It is typical of the investigator to ask if you would answer a few questions and take a polygraph examination.
If you have scheduled an interview and or polygraph test contact an attorney immediately. Your attorney should stop both the interview and polygraph exam. Let the attorney get an assessment of the situation and the nature of the inquest. Place an attorney between you and the investigator. Do not surrender your right to remain silent. Polygraph exams are unreliable and an interview to provide clarity normally is geared to strengthen the state’s case against you.
YOUR FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE IS TO REMAIN SILENT.
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