Lake City, TN asked in Juvenile Law for Tennessee

Q: I need to know what to do about a child that said he was being abused and then runaway came to my house

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Ross Matuszak
Ross Matuszak
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Franklin, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: If you have no legal right to have this child at your house, it is probably in the child's and your best interest for you to contact your local Police and the Tennessee Department of Children's Services (DCS). You can explain to them what happened and they can decide what is best for the child and determine if charges need to be brought against the parents.

Sam  English
Sam English
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  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: I suggest starting with contacting the Department of Children Services and seek help with that.

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