How long can dcf keep a case open

Asked 11 months ago - Lakeland, FL

I was told by my worker they can keep my case open for up to 90 days I was ok with that around the 3 mon mark she came back and rechecked over my home when she got ready to go I asked her if my case was being closed all she can say was maybe as she walked away and got in to her car 2 mons later I had cops at my door saying there were from dcf from back in march to search my home for drugs can they keep a case open 5 mon she only came to my home 2 times they also had in the report I did not want to take there drug test I was never offered one or I would of went and done it

Attorney answers (3)

  1. Carin Manders Constantine

    Contributor Level 19


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . I have seen them stay open for 2 years. Hang in there.

    This information is a general answer and is not specific to any particular case. Carin Manders Constantine, Esq.... more
  2. William Charles Rosenfelt

    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . I agree with my colleague but have heard even longer; please be patient.

    Bill Rosenfelt 407-462-8787 (Orlando/Longwood/Central Florida)

    Please be advised that any answers or information disseminated above do not constitute legal advice and that the... more
  3. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora


    Contributor Level 19


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . They can remain open for quite a while depending on the circumstances.

    You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation since every case is different and... more
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