Q: What kind of questions will DHS in Oklahoma ask when they make a visit to a house. It's a first offense?
Cops got called to a domestic fight and found out that a small child lived in the home. Th cops arrested the dad and told the mom that they had to get DHS involved.
A: You could be looking at the possibility of DHS filing a deprived petition and your children being placed in DHS custody. You better go at least talk to a lawyer that handles these types of cases to discuss the details.
Brian Boeheim agrees with this answer
A: I agree with Mr. Elliott, and would add that you must be very careful because the statements you make DHS will almost certainly go to the District Attorney. I am not trying to scare you, but this could lead to criminal charges of Child Neglect or Endangering. You should speak with an attorney, but be careful. Some attorneys will immediately tell you to throw the dad under the bus in order to appease DHS, but as I said above, it is a slippery slope. If you are in Tulsa or the surrounding counties, give us a call and we will help you navigate this tricky situation. Boeheim Freeman Law 918-884-7791.
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