Houston, TX asked in Child Custody and Criminal Law for Texas

Q: I am pregnant by a man who has a felony warrant. This happened in Texas. Is it true my child can be taken by cps?

We are in Texas, I am pregnant by someone who has a bench warrant/ felony. He received it for theft, after his third theft and continuous violation of probation they finally gave him a felony. In his past he has family violence misdemeanor (fighting w his brother). I was recently told that if I have my child, and the father who is a fugitive lives with me, and police come for him that our child can be taken away by cps because of me harboring a fugitive. Something about the fitness of my parenting being called into question. Is this true? I don't want to call the cops on the future father of our child who will be born very soon, but I am afraid of my child being taken into foster care.

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John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
  • Frisco, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Yes, if you are arrested for harboring a fugitive, CPS will likely take temporary possession of your child until he/she can be placed with a relative or foster family as long as you are in jail.

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