Parents should not talk to Family Services. It’s your right to remain silent in a criminal case. Many parents just start talking and tell Family Services all sorts of things. You will find that you will say something that you think is helping you that will somehow be twisted against you. If Family Services is insisting on talking to you, tell them that you will talk to them with your attorney present; that way, your attorney can help the conversation along and make sure that the client is answering questions in the correct way, in the minimal way.
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