Dallas Child Abandonment Attorneys
Fort Worth Child Endangerment Attorneys
Abandoning or endangering a child is defined as the act of placing a child under age 15 in danger through abandonment. The law specifies two conditions to the designation:
- If the defendant clearly intended to return to the child, it’s a state jail felony.
- If the defendant clearly had no intention of returning, it’s a felony of the third degree.
Termination Of Parental Rights
When a complaint is made, Child Protective Services conducts an investigation to understand what is happening in your home. If the report is negative, you may be criminally charged. At stake may be custody of the child and the termination of all parental rights.
Sally G. Goodman has long experience defending clients against CPS charges. It is an unpopular crime to defend, but Sally accepts these cases because she believes everyone is entitled to top-quality legal representation.
False reports to CPS are not unusual. It often happens that ex-spouses report their former partners in order to gain full custody of a child. Other times, a report of an isolated incident by a teacher or social worker balloons into a full investigation. At this point accusers may choose to prosecute to save face.
It is sad that a misinterpreted moment can lead to a major upheaval in a family’s life. This is why it is so important to hire the best CPS defense attorney you can find.
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