Child Endangerment in Michigan
Michigan law harshly punishes individuals that place children in danger. A wide variety of acts qualify as ‘child endangerment,’ so each case varies greatly. If you or a loved one is being investigated for child endangerment, it’s crucial to have an experienced attorney battling on your behalf. A child endangerment conviction does not require the child to have suffered an actual injury, so it is very possible for innocent people to face prosecution and potentially suffer wrongfully. A skilled CPS attorney who knows the ins and outs of Michigan law will know how to best protect you from unjust charges. He or she will review every detail of your case, and even conduct an independent investigation if necessary to prove your innocence. The sooner you reach out to a lawyer, the better your chances are of receiving your desired results. When your future and wellbeing of your family is on the line, don’t settle for second-rate defense. Call the team of top-tier attorneys at Grabel & Associates to receive a free initial case consultation or contact us online to learn more about how we can help you clear your name.
What Is Child Endangerment?
Every case is different, but there are several guidelines as to what behaviors commonly qualify as child endangerment:
- When an individual purposefully causes or allows a child to be placed in a dangerous situation.
- When an individual purposefully causes or allows a child in his or her care to be injured in some way.
- When an individual causes or allows a child to suffer unjustifiable physical pain or mental suffering.
The child does not have to suffer an actual injury for you to be charged with child endangerment. For example, if you leave a child alone with a caregiver who has a history of abusive behavior, you could be charged with child endangerment whether or not the child was harmed. Simply placing the child in a potentially harmful situation is enough to constitute criminal charges. The potential penalties are severe, and may even include jail time. You may be charged with a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the details of your alleged offense.
If you need help standing up to child endangerment allegations and proving your innocence, reach out to the Grabel & Associates team today. Our lawyers are committed to upholding your legal rights and will do everything in their power to ensure you have a fair shot at justice. With over 15 years of experience in criminal defense, our team knows what it takes to be successful in and out of court. If you want Michigan’s brightest legal minds battling for you, give us a call today!
Fighting Child Endangerment Charges
Your attorney will walk alongside you every step of the way and help you build a strong legal defense. There are several approaches that are often successful in federal criminal cases:
- Proving that the alleged “endangerment” was unintentional.
- Proving you were wrongfully accused.
- Proving you were not responsible for the child or the individual who caused the endangerment.
- Proving you were acting within your rights as parent, guardian, or caregiver to discipline the child.
Your lawyer will explore every legal option and provide you with sound legal advice, putting you on track to receiving a successful outcome. The sooner you connect with skilled legal representation, the more time your attorney will have to build a strong defense. Give the Grabel & Associates team a call right now to start battling back against criminal charges.
Our Approach to Felony and Misdemeanor CPS Cases
If you’re facing DUI charges, drug crime charges, sexual abuse charges, or other criminal charges, you may also be up against child endangerment charges. The government recognizes that a parent’s behavior affects his or her child or children and therefore prosecutes child endangerment accordingly. If you’re worried that CPS will attempt to take your child due to a criminal charge that you are facing, give the Grabel & Associates team a call. Our attorneys will do everything in their power to keep your family together and will aggressively fight to clear your name. If you want someone that values your future and the wellbeing of your family, our defense lawyers may be the right people to handle your case.
Contact Us for 24/7 Criminal Defense in Michigan
We understand that your case is time sensitive, which is why a member of our talented team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to speak with you. Call 1-800-342-7896 or contact us online to connect with a skilled case analyst and receive a free initial case consultation. The sooner you call, the better your chances are of receiving the best available outcome.