somebody reported us to cps on some trumped up aquistions of neglect and drrug use. none that are true period. now cps is harassing us. I am currently on un employment and looking for a job. but it has not been easy. and cps is not is being really snotty.
White Collar Crime Lawyer
It is important to not get crosswise with the CPS workers you encounter since they wield a lot of power and have a great deal of discretion in what recommendations they may make. Take a look at this page from the State of Washington's DSHS website about the workers' duties and other frequently asked questions: http://www.dshs.wa.gov/ca/safety/abuseHappens.asp?2
Landlord / Tenant Lawyer
Previous counsel raises a critically important point. CPS will use everything, including your attitude and your tone of voice, against you. They presume you are guilty before you even have a chance to defend yourself. Your concern that you are being set up is valid, and you must not alienate them, or you risk losing your parental rights. This situation merits a consult with a local family law attorney with experience in dependency work.
Gary Preble defends dependencies, and he's a nice guy. Perhaps he has a referral for you on the east side. He's in Olympia. Hope this helps. Elizabeth Powell