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The primary concern of CPS is going to be to protect the children from harm. However, if the CPS workers believe that abuse or other dangerous activity is occurring in the home, they're going to need to substantiate that belief in order to protect teh children. If CPS workers can't substantiate that concern, your son will be entitled to the return of his children. In other words, if CPS workers believe the children are endangered, they'll typically try to gather information to that effect.
If law enforcement decides to charge him criminally for the conduct, law enforcement will investigate the matter to develop evidence on which to base a conviction. Because the state has the burden of proving beyond a reasonable doubt that a criminal defendant is guilty, the state typically attempts to gather evidence to do so.
However, it's also important to understand that law enforcement really doesn't typically have a legally enforceable to perform its duties as to any particular person, though it typically attempts to do so in good faith. Silly concept, I know.
Your son's attorney's job is to represent your son. Your son's attorney should not help the state make a case against your son, nor should he share information related to the case with you.
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Edited by T-USA on 3/11/2010 at 12:09 AM EST