Are you being investigated for a sex offense?
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 accused of an offense and not even charged with a sex crime. If you or a loved one has been accused of a sexual related offense it is important to speak with a dedicated criminal sex offense lawyer right away. If have not yet been contacted by DCFS or the police but you have received word that there might be an allegation against you, DO NOT speak with the police or DCFS without consulting with a defense lawyer under any circumstances!At the law offices of John W. Callahan, Ltd., we know how to handle sex offense charges and DCFS investigations. With decades of experience on our side, we know what to do to pursue our goal: helping you keep your family together.
Do the Police want to question you about a sexual investigation?
One of the most important ares of our practice is helping people when the police want to speak with them about a sex investigation. I can't tell you how many times we have been able to prevent charges from being filed against our clients by putting a buffer between them and the prosecution. I have also seen firsthand what can happen when a person under investigation meets with the police without an attorney present or before even speaking with a lawyer. The result is often an involuntary confession or statement. A forced confession or the police twisting your words to fit their version of the story can be very difficult to deal with at trial.
How do we prevent it? If you contact the sex crimes firm of John W Callahan we put a brick wall between you and the police. This prevents forced confessions. It prevents statements being used against you in a court of law and it has prevented Felony charges from being approved against many of our clients. BEFORE you meet with the police, contact us 24 hours per day at 1-877-335-6697.
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 experienced sex crimes defense 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 the police and DCFS and search for any opportunity to beat its case – sometimes even preventing criminal charges from happening. You can be certain that we will take on sex charges and DCFS investigations with as strong a commitment as we can give you.
John W. Callahan, Ltd., is available to stand by your side in with sex offense investigation and 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.