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Child Protective Service | San Antonio Criminal Lawyer | Bexar County Family Attorney | Law Office of Bill Baskette
110 West Nueva Street | San Antonio, TX 78204



Child Protective Service

Guiding Parents and Caretakers through Child Protective Services Matters in San Antonio

Sophisticated knowledge from an experienced criminal and family law attorney

If 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 law

CPS tries to remove children from their parents when there’s a reason to believe that certain activities are occurring, including:
  • Emotional abuse
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Lack of supervision
CPS’s mission is important — no child should ever be put through any sort of abuse or neglect. But when 90% of cases involve wrongful accusations, there’s a problem. At the Law Office of Bill Baskette, I use my 30 years of experience as a family lawyer and a family and criminal law judge to protect your rights and seek the best possible results when CPS comes knocking.

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
It’s important to act quickly to protect your rights in CPS cases. I help you understand what’s at stake and require the accusers prove their case. As always, I give straight talk advice and lay out the options you have and the concerns that might be raised.

Experienced and Dedicated to Obtaining Solutions in CPS cases

As a former judge and an attorney for more than 30 years, I’ve seen family and criminal law issues from the bench and from the courtroom floor. CPS cases merge the two — so my experience can certainly help you. Call the Law Offices of Bill Baskette for a compassionate initial consultation regarding your case. Contact me today with a free email inquiry about how I can represent you, or call my office at 210.930.1200. My office is downtown, directly across from the Bexar County Courthouse, with plenty of street and lot parking within two blocks. I offer weekend and evening hours by appointment.