Freehold DYFS Attorney helps client avoid suspension of parenting time due to false positive drug test
As detailed in the “DYFS Trap” (see above) too many people get caught up with a DYFS problem because they think they have nothing to hide and/or they think that getting a lawyer will make them look guilty. This is one of those cases. The client actually called DYFS and offered to take a drug test to prove that the claims from his ex-wife were ridiculous. Like so many of these stories, it blew up in his face. He failed after eating a poppy seed bagel because the DYFS drug test didn’t use any cut off levels. As a result, he was now looking at losing his parenting time. Luckily, our team of tough, smart Freehold DYFS Lawyers helped the client avoid disaster. We had 48 hours from the time the judge issued her tentative decision to the time of the motion hearing to change things around. We fought hard and worked fast to help make sure the judge changed her mind. It took a lot of work in such a short period of time but by the time we got to court, we were able to get the evidence before the court that showed that the client’s test was a false positive. As a result, the client got his parenting time back.
Client was accused of abusing prescription drugs, specifically Oxycodone. The DYFS /DCPP case worker wanted her to attend inpatient treatment but the client refused. As a result, they filed a complaint against her. Luckily, we were able to go to the first court appearance. We made sure that DYFS did not move to take the children. Furthermore, we were able to prevent the Court from ordering that the client attend inpatient treatment. At the second court appearance, we were able to get the supervised visitation requirement lifted. At the third court appearance, we were able to get the entire case dismissed without having to go through a fact finding hearing.
This case is a good example of what happens when you hire a lawyer right away and you follow that lawyer’s advice. Instead of having about a dozen court appearances over a years time, this matter was resolved in a few months with just three court appearances. If you are facing DYFS charges in Monmouth County or any other court, call the team of tough, smart DCPP layers today to discuss your case and how we could help you.