Court Proceedings Can Become Emotional and Stressful
Video Transcribed: I was a prosecutor for several years, and during that time, the one mistake I saw parents make repeatedly in deprived cases was to just give up. Hello, my name is Ryan Cannonie, I’m a CPS Lawyer with the CPS Investigation Defense Law office. It’s a situation that you see all too often in deprived court. I understand that these are emotional and stressful court proceedings.
But one thing that I saw was where parents would give up. They would hit some roadblock, and then everything would come almost like a sudden depression, and that would affect the rest of their case, and having an attorney who’s there to kind of shoulder some of that with you is important in these cases.
One example I’ll give. A person had an attorney that basically had to talk them off the ledge. This was a parent who had done everything DHS wanted to happen. She did it. But in this situation, she was living for her own safety due to domestic violence.
She was living in another state, and because of DHS’s policy reasons, they couldn’t approve certain things for her plan to continue. They were recommending termination of parental rights, which made no sense to any of us in there, but it was a DHS policy decision. And DHS and policy is a whole segment of videos I could go into.
But her attorney kept talking to her. She got up and decided, “I’ll never get my kid back. I’m just going to relinquish my parental rights. I don’t know what to do.”
It was all very emotional for her, and if she hadn’t had a levelheaded attorney is there to talk with her and walk her through the process, she may have made a very big mistake and just given up her parental rights after she had worked so hard to get her child back.
This is a pretty far end example of it. But throughout the time I was doing these cases, we would see parents all the time who would do really well, and then they’d hit one roadblock and just fall off the wagon and just give up that at that point, and they would lose their kids forever.
So, if you’re in a situation where you’re in a deprived case, and you need a consultation on what you should do, and you need an attorney that will be there to talk you off the ledge as it were when things go wrong, then please give us a call. We can have a consultation, maybe navigate you through your case. We can look into your Oklahoma CPS Investigation.