Minneapolis, MN asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Minnesota

Q: Can I do jail time in a chips case?

They want to terminate my parental rights because they say my home is unsafe for my children whom don’t live in the home only visits.

Rumors of domestic violence.

2 Lawyer Answers
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Rogers, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: No. A CHIPS case doesn’t carry potential jail time.

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: No. A "CHild In need of Protective Services" or CHIPS case, is civil not criminal. So no jail is possible in a CHIPS case. Sometimes the same facts and investigations can result in both types of cases, however.

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