Child abuse charges sometimes begin with an investigated by the Kansas Department of Child Protective Services (CPS). Do not be fooled by the agency's title. They work directly with law enforcement where necessary. This can also prompt a Child in Need of Care (CINC) case. Here is what one of Attorney T. Morton's clients did to protect themself:
1. Politely declined to give statements when asked contacted about the allegations;
2. Contacted an attorney - Attorney T. Morton. Thereby preventing law enforcement and/or protective services from speaking to them directly;
3. Followed all Kansas CPS restrictions (no contact/supervised contact with any involved);
4. Remained silent about the allegations when speaking to others; and
5. Prepared for the worst possible outcome & ways to remedy any potential issues.
As a result the investigation ultimately was unfounded and not criminal charges were filed. This same formula has worked in cases allegations of sex abuse and physical abuse alike. While your specific case may require different or additional steps, the smartest thing you can do is seek legal advice. Attorney T. Morton is available to discuss your case NOW call (913) 602-7288. Payment plans are available.
Remember: You are not entitled to a public defender (i.e. free or reduced cost legal counsel) in Kansas CPS cases. A protective services investigation is a separate matter that you shouldn't handle alone.