Lansing Central Registry Expungements Lawyer
Protect Your Future and Reputation with Cronkright Law
The state only needs an allegation of child abuse or neglect to put your name on the Central Registry. If Children’s Protective Services (CPS) finds no evidence of abuse, they will remove your name, but that can take quite some time.
Although the statewide registry is not open to the public, some people can access it. These people include employers, doctors, law enforcement, courts, and adoption agencies. While the identity of the alleged abuser is public, the name of the individual who told CPS about the abuse is confidential.
Being listed on the Central Registry can limit your opportunity to:
- Adopt or foster a child
- License a daycare
- Work in a school
- Participate in charity work
- Find employment
If CPS places you on the registry, you are allowed by law to request that they remove your name, or expunge the record. With an experienced Lansing CPS attorney, you can work to end this threat to your future and reputation.
Protect your employment prospects and right to privacy by requesting expungement from Michigan’s Central Registry. Contact us at Cronkright Law to request a free consultation today.
Legal Changes to the Registry
In 2014, in response to a federal lawsuit, Michigan passed a law that made critical updates to the Central Registry. If CPS places your name on the registry, they must notify you in writing with an explanation of the reason for your listing, as well as how you can appeal the decision. Except in the most extreme cases, the new law also limits the time someone spends on the registry to ten years.
There is a specific amount of time you have to appeal the listing, and if you miss the window, you could be stuck. Be sure to contact Cronkright Law as soon as you receive the notification. We can help you present your side of the story to the court and avoid damage to your job, public standing, and more.