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Can I refuse to be questioned by Adult protective services?

I don't have much room so here it goes. I have considerable reason to believe adult protective services is accusing me of a crime. Specifically threatening to kill my mom. I've never been asked if its true and even had the cops called on me. I think I have a legal problem and have a right to avoid them even though they have a job to do. I think I'm obviously the target and would be a moron to submit to an interview without legal counsel present. Only one problem. I don't have a lawyer. I have checked some things out however I'm not sure. On one hand I can refuse to talk to them. On the other they can get a court order. If I think I'm in real legal trouble, can I refuse to be questioned or submit to an interview? Question must be answered before November 28. Best answer determined by legal input and links.

Asked By: - 11/20/2006
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You should probably be less worried about who gets your precious points, and go get a fricken lawyer.
Answered By: zen_penguins - 11/20/2006
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So get a lawyer
Answered By: goodtimesgladly - 11/20/2006
 
If you are accused of a crime you have the right to know, I wouldnt worry about it untill the police ask to uestion you if this occurs tell them you want a lawyer present, "if you cannot afford one, one will be appointed to you" so just dont worry about it to much without knowing the details surronding your scenario... More
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Answered By: Star Gazer - 11/20/2006
 
Avoiding adult protective services will get you in more trouble. Speak to a lawyer.
Answered By: dakota29575 - 11/20/2006
 
The encounter I had with CPS was an eye-opener. First, you wouldn't need a lawyer if they have no input to this accusation and your mom clears you. But is there is any gossip from the neighbors, or your mom can't speak for herself they will go after you like mad. They must retain cases to have a job so will lie and... More
Answered By: spareo1 - 11/20/2006
 
I couldn't care less about getting best answer... More
Answered By: happy heathen - 11/20/2006
 
Adult protective services can take you into custody if they believe you are a threat to others or to yourself. It's just like Child Protective Services, only it's to protect adults who are not capable of protecting themselves. I don't know what links you want, so I'm not listing any. The points don't matter to me... More
Answered By: SweetPea - 11/20/2006
 
Adult Protective Services (APS) are intervention activities directed towards safeguarding the well-being and general welfare of adults in need of protection. Intervention is available to adults age 18 and above who are unable to protect themselves and who need assistance in dealing with abusive, neglectful or... More
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Answered By: JFAD - 11/20/2006
 
Demand a lawyer from the Public Defender's office be present to council you. If the PD won't help, contact legal aid immediately.
Answered By: Kevin k - 11/20/2006
 
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