Do I need a lawyer for a CPS case? (Christina Davis)
Yes. You need an attorney who knows CPS, knows the system, and knows how to best protect you and your children in that system. Sometimes it’s not enough that the allegations against you aren’t true. Even if you’re the parent that isn’t defending yourself against allegations, the allegations can be turned on you. I think many CPS cases are fishing expeditions. They might start off with a genuine allegation, whether it’s true or not, but then they start digging into your life and they find some other reason that doesn’t have anything to do with the original allegation and now you find yourself in a position of risking your children and you don’t really know how you got there. Hire an attorney at the beginning even if it’s just an investigation so that find yourself in that position.