Guiding Parents and Caretakers through Child Protective Services Matters in San Antonio
Sophisticated knowledge from an experienced criminal and family law attorneyIf you’ve been contacted or approached by the Child Protective Services (CPS) division of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) it’s a very smart idea to speak with an experienced San Antonio child protective services attorney as soon as possible. At the Law Office of Bill Baskette, I help parents and caretakers whose children have been taken away by CPS because the authorities suspect abuse or neglect. While CPS might mean well, they’re often wrong — in fact, they’re wrong 90 percent of the time! It’s my job to aggressively defend you, your rights and what’s at stake in a CPS case.
The juncture of family and criminal lawCPS tries to remove children from their parents when there’s a reason to believe that certain activities are occurring, including:
What happens when CPS is involved?CPS may get involved when allegations of child abuse or neglect may have been raised by a day care provider, a schoolteacher, a medical professional, a family member or any other individual. Some of the consequences include:
- Recommendations involving anger management, alcohol or drug abuse treatment, counseling or other treatment
- Immediate removal of your child from your home and placement in foster care
- Criminal charges against you
- Termination of your parental rights