Blog Posts in 2018

  • What Happens When Kids Are Taken by Virginia Child Protective Services?

    Virginia Child Protective Services (CPS) workers have the right to remove children from presumably dangerous home situations. CPS workers have this right under incredibly specific circumstances (circumstances we talk about in this blog ,) but in this blog, we will talk about the possible outcomes of child-removal scenarios. All removal situations will end in one of the following ways: the ...
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  • The Structure of Virginia Child Protective Services

    Child protective services (CPS) is an organization that handles the reports of, investigations into, and determinations of the fate of children who are in “immediate and apparent danger.” The job of defending children from dangerous scenarios is an important one, but many people know very little about the inner workings of CPS. In this blog, JRLaw hopes to shine a light on this organization in ...
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  • False Reports in Virginia CPS Cases

    When it comes to raising children, there is some truth to the old saying, “it takes a village.” However, some people get too invested in their neighbor’s business; when suspicions mount to a boiling point, some people turn to Child Protective Services (CPS) with little evidence to back up their claims. Who Can Make Reports? False reports happen all the time; in fact, a majority of reports are ...
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  • What You Need To Know About Child Protective Services (CPS) Investigations

    CPS Investigations can be intrusive, intimidating and have long-lasting effects on a family. The law allows CPS to come in your home and threaten to take your children based on a complaint of abuse. You may also face criminal charges. You have rights, protect yourself! If contacted by CPS or the police alleging abuse call 757-379-8510 to reach an experienced CPS defense attorney now. Common ...
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  • Common Reasons for Child Protective Services Investigations

    Child protective services receive an estimated 3.3 million referrals annually involving the alleged maltreatment of children; three-fifths of these reports are made by teachers, law enforcement, legal personnel, and social services staff. With all of these referrals, the question stands, what constitutes a visit from child protective services? Neglect Neglect is by far the most reported form of ...
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  • Does a Misdemeanor or Felony Impact a Virginia Deferred Finding?

    In Virginia, those charged with a crime may be eligible for a deferred finding. The deferred finding process allows someone charged with a crime to plead guilty to that crime in exchange for an opportunity to complete judge-appointed tasks to have their charge dropped. Although there are a variety of charges that qualify for a deferred finding, the classification of the crime will impact a judge’s ...
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  • What Is a Deferred Finding?

    The adage, “you do the crime, you do the time,” is not always necessarily true. In fact, despite the evidence being sufficient to convict you for the crime, your charge can be dismissed with a deferred finding! Read on to learn more about the intricacies of this state law. Explanation of a Deferred Finding In a typical court case, the defense will do everything in its power to cast doubt on the ...
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