Sex crime allegations have repercussions well beyond the realm of the criminal charges. If a child is part of the equation somewhere, the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) will step in to conduct an investigation. This government agency has the power to rip your family apart without a hearing, even if a person is only charged with a sex crime and has not been convicted.
At the law offices of John W. Callahan, Ltd., we know how to handle DCFS investigations. With decades of experience on our side, we know what to do to pursue our goal: helping you keep your family together.
How a DCFS Case Is Initiated
Whenever a child is somehow involved, DCFS gets involved and begins an investigation. Cases they may get involved with include:
- A parent (could include a stepparent or live-in boyfriend) accused of child molestation, regardless of whether or not the alleged victim is his or her own child
- A child charged with molesting another child, regardless of whether the alleged victim is a family member
- A parent (could include a stepparent or live-in boyfriend) accused of possession of child pornography, regardless of whether or not the alleged victim was his or her own child
DCFS can show up to begin its investigation with very little warning. Often, it may call a couple of hours before it shows up. It has the power to order a parent to leave the household for up to three months. If the parent doesn't comply, it can take the children away. We act as a buffer to deal with DCFS and often have forced it to back off on its plans. What DCFS wants is not always best for your family. You can fight back if you believe what it is doing isn't right, and we can help you do it.
Do Not Wait. Call Our Law Firm Today
Urgency is critical in these cases. We encourage you to get in touch with us as soon as possible. Our lawyers will work hard because we know the stakes are high. We will stand up to DCFS and search for any opportunity to beat its case. You can be certain that we will take on DCFS investigations with as strong a commitment as we would in any other criminal matter.
John W. Callahan, Ltd., is available to stand by your side in DCFS investigations in Chicago, Schaumburg and the surrounding parts of Chicago. Call us at 1-877-335-6697 to speak within minutes with an experienced lawyer about what we can do to help keep your family in order.