Defending Against Charges Involving Child Maltreatment
Foster parents, as well as day care providers and other professionals who work with minors and vulnerable adults can find themselves accused of maltreatment. If the Department of Human Services (DHS) determines you committed maltreatment, a professional disciplinary board may decide to review your license, whether or not criminal charges are filed against you.
If you’ve been accused of maltreating children, don’t wait until investigators call to speak with you. It’s essential that you begin defending your rights, which often involves asserting them. In these kinds of cases, social workers sometimes behave as if you’re beholden to them, without rights or status.
Defend your rights and hold the Department of Human Services (DHS) accountable. Contact Minneapolis criminal defense attorney Christa Groshek by calling 612-426-7047.
Professional License Revocation Defense
Christa Groshek advises and defends professionals and others facing disciplinary action due to allegations involving maltreatment of children. Her clients include:
- Foster care parents
- Day care workers/providers
- School bus drivers
- Other licensed professionals
Maltreatment Investigations And Hearings
If you are accused of maltreatment, your professional license may be at risk in addition to other penalties you face. DHS will investigate to determine if there was serious or recurring maltreatment and, based on those findings, officials can recommend license revocations disqualification and other actions.
Christa Groshek can help short circuit these punishments and seek a consolidated case hearing with an administrative law judge which, in practice, is a trial. The DHS, attorney general and even members of your professional board may be present. Christa’s experience with these matters is crucial as a finding of serious maltreatment could result in the loss of your professional license.
Get Ahead Of An Investigation — Call Now
Depending on the specifics of your case, it may be possible to resolve issues or bring an investigation to an end before a disciplinary hearing is scheduled. If criminal charges are filed, it may be possible to arrange a plea bargain during pretrial that eliminates the need to proceed with further action. In other instances, it may be possible to avoid a hearing if substantial evidence is lacking.
As your lawyer, Christa Groshek can evaluate the situation and determine if preempting an investigation is possible. To schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your case, call Groshek Law PA at 612-426-7047 or send us an email.
Our law firm maintains a long record of successes on behalf of our Twin Cities clients.