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Olathe Juvenile Crimes Lawyer

Aggressive Defense Against Juvenile Crime charges In Johnson County

Juvenile delinquency in Kansas is approached differently than a crime committed by an adult. Juvenile courts have unique rules and procedures for trying and sentencing those who have committed a crime. The punishments for a juvenile crime can vary substantially, but just as in the adult justice system, they can include hefty fines and even jail time. If your child has been arrested for a crime, be it a drug crime, assault, burglary, or theft, then it is crucial you contact an experienced Olathe criminal defense attorney who knows the intricacies of the juvenile court system and can increase your child's chances of a case outcome that is advantageous to them.

Is your child facing a juvenile crimes charge in Kansas? Call The Law Office of John Harvell today at (888) 879-7087 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our juvenile crimes attorney in Olathe!

Common Juvenile Crimes

Common juvenile crimes include a range of behaviors considered criminal when minors commit them. Some common examples include:

  • Theft: Juveniles may be charged with stealing property, such as money, clothing, or electronics.
  • Vandalism: Juveniles may be charged with vandalism for damaging or destroying property, such as graffiti or breaking windows.
  • Drug offenses: Juveniles may be charged with drug offenses for possessing, using, or distributing illegal drugs.
  • Assault: Juveniles may be charged with assault for physically harming or threatening to harm another person.
  • Burglary: Juveniles may be charged with Burglary for breaking a building or house with the intent of committing a crime.
  • Underage drinking or possession of alcohol: Juveniles may be charged with these crimes for consuming or possessing alcohol under the legal drinking age in Kansas (21 years old).
  • Possession of stolen property: Juveniles may be charged with possessing stolen property if they are found in possession of items that have been reported stolen.
  • Trespass: Juveniles may be charged with trespassing if they are found on the property without permission or after being told to leave.
  • Harassment: Juveniles may be charged with harassment if they engage in conduct intended to disturb or alarm another person, such as making threatening phone calls or sending unwanted text messages.

What are the Penalties for Juvenile Crimes?

The penalties for juvenile crimes in Kansas can vary depending on the severity of the crime and the offender's prior criminal history. Some common penalties for juvenile crimes in Kansas include the following:

  • Probation: Juveniles may be placed on probation, typically including regular check-ins with a probation officer, community service, and/or mandatory counseling or treatment.
  • Community Service: Juveniles may be required to complete a certain number of hours of community service as a penalty for their crime.
  • Detention: Juveniles may be ordered to spend time in a juvenile detention facility as a punishment for their crime.
  • Fines: Juveniles may be ordered to pay fines or restitution to the victim(s) of their crime.
  • Alternative Programs: Juveniles may be required to attend programs such as anger management, drug or alcohol treatment, or educational classes.
  • Juvenile rehabilitation centers: Juveniles may be committed to a state-run juvenile detention facility where they receive education, counseling, and treatment services.

It's important to note that in Kansas, the Juvenile Justice System's main goal is rehabilitation and not punishment, which means that the court will try to find the best solution to help the minor not commit any crimes in the future instead of just punishing them.

It's also important to note that the Juvenile Justice System in Kansas may impose additional penalties, such as suspension or revocation of a driver's license, depending on the nature of the crime.

Contact Our Juvenile Crimes Attorney Today

Having your child be charged with a crime and convicted can be devastating as a parent. A conviction on their criminal record can cause significant harm to their chances of a bright future in the form of difficulties getting into college or obtaining a good job. Because your child's future could be at stake in such a situation, having the security of a skilled attorney to provide them with legal representation in court is vital. I, John E. Harvell, P.A., have considerable experience defending clients in criminal cases throughout Johnson County. My law firm is aggressive and dedicated to securing the best possible case outcomes for those I represent, and I can employ that same approach to your child's case. My goal is to give your child the best possible chance of a favorable resolution in their trial so that they and you can be assured that they will enjoy a happy and successful future.

Contact The Law Office of John Harvell today to schedule a FREE consultation with our juvenile crimes lawyer in Olathe!

Why Choose John Harvell

  • Nearly 30 years representing clients throughout Kansas

  • Former prosecutor, understanding both sides of the courtoom

  • Highly knowledgeable regarding all major updates to Kansas DUI laws

  • Build compelling defense strategies that more effectively protect my clients' rights

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