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One Single Incident Can Result in Long-Term CPS Involvement

Life is full of choices, and every single one of them has a consequence. Some of those consequences are tiny, and the impact they’ll have on your life in the long term are negligible, like cheating on your diet by eating a handful of chips. It may derail your weight loss for a day, but if that’s the only cheat you have all week it’s probably not a big deal in the grand scheme of things. But an incident that puts you under the CPS microscope is a whole different kettle of fish.

A group of professionals talking around a table. CPS workers, once they're involved in your family's life, can be very hard to convince of your innocence.

But some choices, however momentary, can have life-long consequences. For those parents who take their eyes off the road for just a moment to yell at an unruly child in the backseat and end up crashing into an oncoming car, a split second can change the entire trajectory of your life. And when it comes to parenting choices, the opportunities for making mistakes or screwing up are almost endless. And the consequences can be disastrous!

A single incident has put one Michigan family on the CPS radar.

A family in Pontiac, Michigan, is dealing with this very scenario right now. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Department responded to a 911 call from a home there about an unresponsive infant. First responders say that they arrived at the home and found the child unconscious. Deputies and Firefighters performed CPR on the way to the hospital, and the baby was resuscitated.

According to medical professionals, the child had choked on something and gone into cardiac arrest. But what exactly had ended up in that baby’s mouth? Well, knowing babies and their propensity for putting just about anything in their mouths, and how quickly it can happen, it could have been just about anything. There is some discussion in the media about the fact that it may have been drug paraphernalia, but that hasn’t been confirmed either way. But regardless of what the incident was, CPS was called and now they’re involved…

Families face a lot of challenges when CPS gets involved in their lives.

Now that this family is on CPS’ radar, they are going to be required to answer for a lot, to a lot of people. Every parenting choice will be scrutinised and have to be explained. Every incident, however minor, will have to be accounted for, and as far as a CPS worker is concerned, it might still be the straw that broke the camel’s back. They are going to have the state looking over their shoulder for a long time.


But while it’s frustrating to have CPS involved in your daily life, it doesn’t have to be that way. Having an experienced and aggressive CPS defense attorney on your team can make a world of difference to how CPS treats you, and how many liberties they take with your kids. So if CPS has come knocking on your door, or threatened to take your kids away,call The Kronzek Firm at 866 766 5245 today and protect your kids and yourselves.

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