Bennett Law Office -  

Business hours

Monday 8am-5pm

Tuesday 8am-5pm

Wednesday 8am-5pm

Thursday 8am-5pm

Friday 8am-12

We will gladly represent you in cases regarding:


Aggravated Assault

Criminal Law
Criminal Defense
Assault Family Violence
Possession of Controlled Substances
Manufacturing of Controlled Substances
Family Law
Contested Custody Issues
Child Support
Enforcement of Possession & Access
Personal Injury
Car Wrecks
Contested Probate Issues
General Civil Cases
Federal Court
Municipal Court
District Courts
County Courts
County Courts at Law
Justice of the Peace Courts

Based in Longview Texas, Bennett Law Office represents people who are involved in a Family, Civil, and Criminal matters anywhere in East Texas, including Gregg County,Rusk County,Smith County,Panola County,Upshur County, Harrison County,Anderson County,Cass County,Camp County,Cherokee County, Henderson County, Morris County, Nacogdoches County,Titus County,Van Zandt County, and Wood County

Child Protective Services, or CPS

Is Child Protective Services The Police?


No, its mission is to ensure the welfare of children. However, it is required to investigate allegations of sexual abuse to a child and will work closely with the police. In most counties, alleged child victims are taken to a Children's Advocasy Center.


It must be assumed that any statements made to a CPS worker will be provided to the police. CPS will attempt to talk to an accused even if he has been charged and has counsel. They are not considered law enforcement by the courts and are not subject to the same constitutional requirements.


If CPS Has Proposed a Safety Plan, Do I Still Need a Lawyer?


A safety plan does not end a criminal investigation. Unfortunately, many of our clients come to us after CPS has already done an investigation, taken statements from all members of the family, and proposed a child safety plan. They are surprised when a police officer shows up at their door.


As it turns out, many officers prefer to wait for CPS to finish their investigation before beginning theirs. Some police find it particularly helpful that many parents, fearful of losing their parental rights, will talk freely with CPS about allegations of sexual assault. CPS doesn't have to tell an accused parent that the police are investigating him for a crime.


Don't Talk to CPS Without Counsel


The best course of action is not to speak with any governmental agency accusing you of sexual assault of a child absent representation by an experienced sex crimes lawyer.


Bennett Law Office has the experience to represent you in your case of sexual assault of a child. Our attorneys will work diligently to give you fair, compassionate representation. We have the knowledge and experience to help you deal with CPS and the police.


Contact us today to find out how we can represent you in your case!

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Bennett Law Office, in Longview, Texas, serves clients in Longview, Marshall, Canton, Palestine, Athens, Quitman, Henderson, Carthage, Rusk, Jacksonville, Nacogdoches, Lufkin, Smith County, Gregg County, Anderson County, Henderson County, Wood County, Panola County, Harrison County, Nacogdoches County, Angelina County, Cherokee County, Rusk County, Van Zandt County, and throughout East Texas.