CHIPS Case opened on Viking’s Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson is now dealing with a child in need of protection and services case (CHIPS) along with a criminal charge. Peterson is a football player on the Minnesota Vikings. He is facing criminal charges in Texas for hitting his four year old son with a belt and with a switch. The criminal case includes a felony to injury to a child charge. His criminal case is scheduled for October 8, 2014. His son had bruising and cuts on his thighs, back, and scrotum. He admitted to police that he hit his son two times. Now that he is facing a CHIPS petition against his son, he is not allowed to have contact with him. His son told authorities that he got “whooped by a switch.” He told police that it hurt when Peterson hit him. He was taken to the Midwest Children’s Resource Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

A CHIPS case was filed in Minnesota because the injuries were severe and the child was residing in Hennepin County. The County attorney stated that “State law requires us to file an action in child protection court when charges are filed in criminal court alleging serious injuries against a child living in Hennepin County.” The CHIPS case will be postponed until his criminal case in Texas is resolved. Only some Criminal Defense attorneys handle CHIPS cases. Max Keller is very experienced when it comes down to dealing with CHIPS cases.

Peterson will need his criminal defense attorneys to vigorously fight for him. His criminal defense attorneys will now also have to think about the consequences in the CHIPS case when dealing with the criminal charge in Texas. Peterson may lose custody and/or any parenting time with his son. Call Keller Law Offices if you have a pending CHIPS case in Minnesota or if you have a felony injury to child case. Max Keller offers a free initial consultation. Call 952-913-1421 today.

He has won jury trial cases in misdemeanor and felony cases and in DWI’s and non-DWI’s. He is a member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, which only allows the top 50 criminal defense attorneys in the state as members. He is a frequent speaker at CLE’s and is often asked for advice by other defense attorneys across Minnesota.

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