Friday, October 12, 2012
Question re: Child protective service
Q: we are being investigated by child services for false allegations that we are cocaine addicts and physically abuse my 10yr old daughter we have no idea where this is coming from. the case worker wants all 4 adults that live in the house to take drug tests but my lawyer is telling me to refuse visitations and ignore calls from the case worker and to keep putting off the drug test cause i smoked pot 2 weeks ago and that it will come out positive . so my question to u is should i avoid the case worker at all cause i dont feel good about this at all i feel like im putting myself in deeper with child services . the case worker said that if any comes out positive that we will be sent to a program. please help im sooooo confused.
David Bliven’s answer: At this point, if those are the allegations, they may be just trying to get additional evidence on you to enhance their case. They are also not obligated to tell you the truth. In other words, while they may say all they're going to do is send you to a drug rehab if you test positive, they're not bound by that representation (and thus may refer the case to Family Court for prosecution).