Having an Oklahoma CPS Attorney Can Benefit Your Case
Video Transcribed: When I was a prosecutor, one thing that happened in deprived cases that were very rare, but something that really made an impact on me as a prosecutor, and I know made an impact on DHS, was when parents before anything was court-ordered, would start trying to work their treatment plan or things they knew were going to be on their treatment plan.
That would drastically improve their chances of not only getting their kids back but getting them back quickly. Hello, my name is Ryan Cannonie, I’m a CPS Lawyer with the CPS Investigation Defense Law office.
If you find yourself in a situation where you have a deprived child case, you’ve either had a show-cause already, you may be just got your petition saying all the allegations. Give us a call. There are certain things that those of us who’ve done deprive law for years now are always going to be on an individualized service plan.
If you can start those now, then a lot of times between your show cause hearing, your adjudication, and disposition, there are months that drag on through there. People can get a lot accomplished in their plans.
One situation we had was, failure to protect was the allegation. The mother in the case came in and from the very beginning, from show cause, from when we took the child from her home, she was wanting to know what she needed to do to get her child back.
We said, “Well, we can’t give you the plan yet, because it’s not been written, but based in general, here are some things you can do.” She went out and did them. By the time she had her plan in her hand and was getting ready to do all that, she had completed all but one item.
By the time we were telling her what her plan was, DHS was already ready to approve her child going back and living in the home with her. So instead of taking months and months and months, or even years, multiple years, her whole case took four, five months, maybe, somewhere in there.
It was the fastest case I’ve ever seen. But she came in with certificates. Her attorney guided her through the whole process, everything that that attorney knew she would need to do so that whenever it was ordered, she had already done it.
There are a couple of things that are going to be pretty much universal in any deprive case. Depending on the allegations, if it’s drugs or something, there are a few things that will be always ordered in drug cases. Sorry. Someone ran by our house, so our dog is barking now.
But, there’ll always be something ordered in deprive cases that are pretty generalized. If you have questions about your case, if you’re wondering if there’s something you can get on the ball and do right now to get your kid back sooner, give us a call. We can help guide you through the process. It’s kind of a winding road, but if you have a guide, it makes it a lot easier. We can look into your Oklahoma CPS Investigation.