Gave birth 3 days ago. Despite negative urinalysis for both myself and child cps attempting dependency case.

Asked over 1 year ago - Puyallup, WA

Child was discharged medically to me but cps placed hold and is placing her in picc unit for opiate withdrawal and they are stating she needs further medical attention and trying to administer morphine despite no opiates in either of our tox screens. Dependency hearing monday. Need representation and any information.

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  1. Elizabeth Rankin Powell

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    Answered . Please get ahold of Department of Assigned Counsel in the morning. Anytime the State is trying to take away your child you have a right to counsel at the State's expense if you cannot afford it, or your own expense if you can. If you can afford it, consider an attorney who has done this before. In Puyallup, try Adam Birnbaum. If he doesn't do dependencies, he will know who does. I'm going to change your practice areas so maybe you'll get more responses.
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  2. Dave Hawkins

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    Answered . Agree with Elizabeth. If you can;t afford an attorney, you'll need t take action quickly.

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  3. Kevin Coluccio

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    Answered . I agree with the others - you need to get an attorney as soon as possible.

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