CPS wields a lot of power. I advise my clients never to deal with CPS without an attorney. YOu are unlikely to get very far with them without an attorney.
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I agree with the previous responses. The best advice in this case is to seek an attorney for a consultation. CPS is not the agency you want to confront alone.
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