If you have received a letter from CPS indicating that a “founded” finding was entered in your investigation, you have the right to appeal that finding, typically within 30 days of receiving the letter from CPS. You should receive a form that you can fill out to request the appeal. Your appeal will first be sent to an area administrator to review. Typically, the findings will be upheld at that stage. You then have an additional opportunity to appeal that decision to an administrative law judge. Our office has experience representing people going through the appeals process, and has had success in obtaining dismissals or favorable negotiated results. We also often represent people who are appealing their CPS findings while there is a related criminal case underway. Please contact us for a consultation to determine if we can help you.