If someone accuses you or your significant other of suspected neglect or abuse toward your children, you need to treat that accusation extremely seriously. Dependency and neglect cases can result in the court removing your children from your home. When you are facing these kinds of charges, you need an attorney who knows how to protect your family, like our lawyers at Lunt, Smith & Associates, LLP.
What To Expect In A Dependency And Neglect Case
It is important to be aware of how thorough Colorado courts are. Even if the accusation against you is unfounded, the court will still inspect your home to determine the truth of your living situation. During the whole process, Human Services can remove your children and place them in temporary living facilities like foster care.
If the court convicts you in a case like this, you risk losing access to your children, or having restricted visitation, in addition to fines, a felony on your record, and even jail time. Because so much is on the line here, we recommend getting an attorney as soon as you are aware of this kind of issue, even if it is before you have received any kind of charges.
Do Not Leave Your Family At Risk
If your family is facing dependency and neglect accusations, you need to immediately begin defending your home. Choose a lawyer you can trust to bring you the best possible outcome in your case. Call our Fort Collins office to schedule an initial consultation. Contact one of our attorneys by calling 970-286-0577.