I have previously been convicted and placed on the VOAYA registry. The case DID NOT involve my own child. The judge did not set any restrictions regarding me raising my own child. DCFS was NOT unvolved. 2 months after my convictions a dcfs investigator didnt understand why i was allowed to have my own chikd in my room. Is it legal for the investigator to remove my child from the home if the child HAS NOT been endangered or abused because I am registered on the Violent Offender Act? The investigator removed my own child because she stated that anyone on the violent offender registry can not raise their own children. I need to know the laws if this. The child i waa convicted with was NOT my child and there isnt anything stated in the registry that I can not raise my own child. Is it legal or constitutional for the dcfs investigator to remove my child for this reason?
Your case is far too complex to answer in a simple online Q&A forum. We also cannot furnish you all pertinent laws. You need a lawyer if your child has been removed from your care. DCFS is a powerful agency that is difficult to deal with. Yours is not a DIY matter.
Although AVVO describes this site as providing free legal advice, it is really a simple Q&A forum. The volunteer attorneys provide general answers. No specific legal advice is given here and no attorney-client relationship is established. For precise direction and legal advice, please consult in person with an attorney in your area. Be sure to bring all relevant paperwork with you.
I agree with sister counsel. It would be a disservice to advise you on an internet forum the likelihood of anything in this matter. A retained attorney would be able to review your file and possibly speak with some of the individuals involved. I would reach out and find an attorney.
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