Bunker Hill, WV asked in Criminal Law for West Virginia

Q: Why am I being charged w/ abuse/neglect of my infant son? He was taken from me when he was 3 days old.

I found out I was prego Feb 25th. I have doc documentation. I have been doing suboxone for 5 yrs. I began treatment Mar 16th. I never missed appts for the sub or baby doc. I participated in the Right From The Start, WIC, & the local pregnancy ctr programs. My son did have withdrawals from the suboxone. He was in the hospital for 7 days. They were mild & he didn't have to be on morphine to be weaned off. He was not placed w/ family. What have I done wrong & why am I being charged w/ abuse & neglect?

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Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Deltona, FL

A: Go have a full discussion with a juvenile dependency lawyer about all of this.

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