The Department of Children & Families, more commonly referred to as “DCF” is the state agency responsible for overseeing claims of child abuse and neglect. From the moment DCF receives a referral that a child may be in danger of abuse or neglect, they immediately investigate the accusations in order to preserve the rights of the child. These investigations can be extremely difficult to navigate without the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney.
The consequences of a DCF investigation can be so severe that in many cases, the DCF substantiation will result in a referral to the police department or state’s attorney which often results in criminal charges, removal of your children from your custody and the family home, and even the termination of your parental rights.
If you have been contacted by the Department of Children and Families (DCF), and have not yet retained an attorney, do not hesitate to contact our office to schedule a FREE consultation. We are available 24 hours a day seven days a week to assist you with your legal emergency. Do not hesitate to contact us at 1(203) 661-4200.