What Does an Order to Investigate Mean?
DCPP can file an Order to Investigate in Superior Court if they want to force you to do something that you have refused to do. An Order to Investigate is a preliminary step before they file a complaint against you. If the judge concurs with the DCPP on their application, the judge will grant the Order to Investigate, which means you now must comply with DCPP’s demands. If you don’t, DCPP may file a complaint against you which may include a removal of your children. If you do comply, you may give them the evidence to file a complaint against you which again can include placing your children in foster care. Sounds like a no win situation right?
Well before you just throw in the towel or just handle this by yourself, call our team of tough, smart DCPP defense lawyers. DCPP cannot just do whatever they want. There are restrictions in what they can ask for and what the judge can order. Furthermore, there is a legal standard that they must meet. In other words, they just don’t get to request anything for no reason. However, the problem is that a lot of people don’t challenge these applications. Unless you hire a lawyer, you will be alone in court as there is no public defender available.
Don’t go through this alone. Our team of experienced lawyers will work to fight for you and do everything possible to dismiss the order to investigate and get DYFS out of your life. Call our NJ DCPP defense lawyers at 1-855-9JEFLAW (1-855-953-3529). This 24/7 toll free hotline will connect you to smart and tough lawyers, ready to fight for you and your rights.
Criminal Sexual Contact and DCPP in NJ
Being convicted of criminal sexual contact in New Jersey means that the defendant is guilty of committing acts of sexual contact with the victim and the defendant has used physical force or coercion but the victim has not received a severe personal injury. If the defendant has purposely touched themselves in an intimate region while in the view of another person who the defendant knew was there, that also constitutes as criminal sexual contact.
In order to be proven guilty, the touching must have been intentional, and the court must be given proof beyond a reasonable doubt that it was intentional. If the touching was found to be done intentionally with the purpose of degrading or humiliating the victim, or the defendant was sexually aroused or received a gratifying feeling from it, then they will most likely be found guilty of criminal sexual contact.
Our team of smart and tough NJ DCPP lawyers can work to help you out. If DCPP is looking to, or has removed your child from your home because you have been accused of criminal sexual contact, we will fight for you and your child, doing all we can to help bring them home. We believe in your rights, and we want to protect them, and we want to work to help have these criminal sexual contact charges dropped. Call our 24/7 toll free hotline at 1-855-9JEFLAW (1-855-953-3529) and speak to one of our experienced attorneys who is ready to fight for your rights.