The facts of this case represent a very common fact pattern that our Mercer County DYFS Lawyers often see. Mom gives birth to a child and at the hospital, it is discovered that mom used drugs while she was pregnant. This can be determined through a number of ways. Sometimes, the mom will admit during prenatal care that she has used drugs during the pregnancy. In other cases, either the mom or the baby will test positive for drugs. Sometimes it is the baby’s Meconium which may be tested by the hospital to check for drug use. Finally, in other cases, the baby may exhibit withdrawal symptoms.
In this case, our Mercer County DYFS Lawyers took the case to trial which is called a fact finding hearing. There, we fought hard for our client and argued that, despite the allegations, DYFS did not have the evidence needed to find that our client had abused or neglected or child. At the conclusion of the trial, the judge found in our favor and the child abuse charges were dismissed.
Our Trenton office is easy to get to from anywhere in Mercer County so call us at 1-855-9JEFLAW (1-855-953-3529) to discuss your case.