Under Texas law, there may be an affirmative requirement to report suspected child abuse. Though the intent of the law is well-intentioned, it sometimes means that innocent people are not believed by CPS and police.
This is a way people who have never been in trouble with the law can accidentally find themselves caught in the system.
How does this happen? Common reasons: CPS caseloads are immense; employees have varied experience; miscommunication; people deciding to be cautious with uncertain information.
Ideally, if you are suspected of child abuse, you should contact an experienced attorney right away before any adverse action happens. Sometimes the counsel you receive at this stage of a matter can prevent CPS from taking your children and having charges be filed against you.See All Questions