What do You Want For Christmas? Probably Nothing From CPS, Right?

A wrapped gift against a white background, with pine boughs and ornaments around the edge.
There may be many things you want for Christmas, but we’re pretty sure none of them include a visit from CPS!

What does the holiday season mean to you? Do you exchange gifts with loved ones? Maybe you get together with family or snuggle up with your kids to watch a marathon of Christmas movies on Netflix. Perhaps you bake cookies, get together with others who share your faith, or even volunteer in your community. Whatever this season looks like for you, we’re pretty sure it doesn’t involve any interactions with CPS. And yet for some families, that’s exactly what’s going to happen this year during the Christmas season.

Lights, tinsel, and … did someone call the cops?!

Getting together with extended family can be wonderful. That is, if you have a family whose company you enjoy. But if your relatives can’t seem to get together without arguing about everything, and having fights over “what she said about our son”, then chances are the cops are going to end up at your party as well. And once the cops are in your house, it’s a different ball game entirely!

Did a fight break out in your house, perhaps egged on by past resentments and fueled by alcohol? Did someone make violent threats, wave a gun around, or chase someone else with a broken beer bottle? Assault and Domestic Violence charges can mean your children were potentially at risk. Which means the cops are likely to call CPS. If the CPS worker who arrives decides that your children may be at risk of harm, they may just remove them from your custody right then and there. Merry Christmas to you.

Eggnog, and holiday punch, and wait! What did you just say to me?

Holiday get-togethers tend to mean more festivities, which often means lots of food…and alcohol. The result? Many people driving home afterward under the influence of certain Christmas spirits. So if you choose to have a few drinks at your family get-together, be sure to designate a driver, call a cab, or extend your stay until you sober up.

If you get pulled over on your way home and arrested, there’s a good chance CPS will end up in the mix somewhere. Whether it’s because you’re facing Child Endangerment charges, or because CPS had to find someone to keep your kids after you got arrested. Either way, once they’re involved, you’ll have a heck of a time getting them untangled from your life.

Our mid-Michigan CPS defense attorneys are ALWAYS available…

At The Kronzek Firm, we understand that life’s little bumps don’t happen during 9 to 5 office hours, or at times convenient to you. Dramas unfold at midnight, or on July 4th, or on Christmas day. Life is unpredictable, and you need an attorney who can step in and help you WHEN you need it. 

Our skilled CPS defense attorneys are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Midnight? No problem. Weekends? We’re here. Christmas day? Call us at 866 766 5245. We understand your dilemma, and we’re available to help you sort out this difficult situation and bust our humps to find a resolution that works for your family.