Gainesville DCF Lawyers
Solid Legal Defense to Keep Your Family Together
At the Law Offices of Edwards & Jones, we handle cases where criminal charges have led to issues involving the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and dependency. Whether you have been involved in a situation that put a child at risk of injury, or where the criminal activity did not directly harm the children but occurred in their presence, our criminal defense lawyers can help.
In criminal cases that result in DCF investigations, our goal is always to get our clients’ charges dismissed so that their kids can stay at home. If you find yourself facing charges that could lead to your children being taken away from you, be sure to consult with our skilled legal team right away. We have over 40 years of combined experience and have a proven track record of achieving favorable outcomes.
When DCF & Criminal Charges Meet
There are a variety of activities that can result in criminal charges. Several charges can draw the attention of the DCF, which could have a devastating impact on the future of your family.
The DCF steps in criminal cases involve:
- Child abuse
- Child neglect
- Child abandonment
- Drug use in a child’s presence
- Domestic violence incident in a child’s presence
The sensitivity of these types of cases cannot be overstated. Merely being accused of a crime involving a child or committed in the presence of a child can lead to a child being removed from his or her home. In other words, the DCF can remove a child even if criminal charges are not filed or if they are dismissed.
Get the Legal Representation You Need
If you are facing allegations that will trigger an investigation by the DCF, it is vital that you have an aggressive legal advocate on your side. Let our knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys help you navigate the complex legal process.
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