Juvenile Deprived Proceedings in Oklahoma
Juvenile deprived proceedings involve minor children who are allegedly abused or neglected. If you have been accused of child neglect or child abuse in Oklahoma, you are facing the possibility of criminal charges being filed against you and losing your parental rights. These proceedings can be extremely complicated and require a careful reading of the relevant laws and understanding of the court system.
Department of Human Services Investigations
Once someone reports child abuse or neglect, the Department of Human Services (DHS) has a duty to investigate the allegations in that report. DHS has a limited time to complete the investigation and turn over its findings and conclusions to law enforcement.
Making Statements to DHS
If you are already facing criminal charges for the alleged abuse or neglect, any statements you make to DHS or law enforcement can have a serious impact on your criminal case. If you have not been criminally charged, any statements you make during the investigation can lead to criminal charges being filed against you.