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Can child protective services arrest someone or press charges

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against someone if they're just...
Can child protective services arrest someone or press charges against someone if they're just meeting with them after an incident has occurred?
Submitted: 5 years ago.Category: Family Law
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
Man and woman get into a physical fight on the way home from an event with 3 children in the car. She calls the police after he pulls over somewhere and the police speak to them all and file a report. Now CPS has spoken to the eldest of the 3 children and the woman, and now has an appointment with the man. Man is worried he can get charges pressed against him even though the incident has passed, or even arrested. Is this possible?
Family Lawyer: JD 1992, Lawyer replied 5 years ago
Yes, they can still choose to press charges or have him arrested afterwards. There is no way to know how likely this is, but there is at least a chance.

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