Juvenile Cases

YOUR CHILDREN CAN BE TAKEN BY THE STATE!   If they are, you need the services of a qualified attorney in this area immediately.  Initial contact and visitation with your children, plus the ultimate return of the children are at stake in these cases.  Children are lost, bewildered and scared when they are placed in the home of a stranger for their “protection”.   They don’t understand why they were taken or what is in store for them.  They may feel that they have done something wrong, and even if reassured, their world has turned upside down.   Their fear may be overwhelming, as your own may be. 

California law defines child abuse as any of the following:
  • A child that is physically injured by other than accidental means.
  • A child that is subjected to willful cruelty or unjustifiable punishment.
  • A child that is abused or exploited sexually.
  • A child that is neglected by a parent or caretaker who fails to provide adequate food, clothing, shelter, medical care or supervision.

Most CPS cases can be resolved with representation by a competent attorney.  Most parents are not abusers!  In the majority of cases, parents are offered services by CPS that might include counseling, educational classes and in-home services to ensure that parents can properly care for their children.  The danger is the CPS might not understand the true dynamics of a family, and in their quest to protect children, might cause more damage to a family than help.

With a competent and experienced attorney, your chances of a successful resolution, and return of your children are quite high.   Don’t take a risk when your children are at stake!  Contact the Law Office of Debra A. Smith today for a complimentary, confidential evaluation of your situation, and insightful and helpful information you will need in dealing with these type situations.   We are experienced, and also have a wealth of resources to help parents comply with CPS mandates and obtain the return of their children in the shortest amount of time.