Parents and their children often believe, mistakenly, that juveniles cannot be charged with crimes or that such charges are not public record. However, Erker Law Firm attorneys regularly represent juveniles in courts throughout the Kansas City Metropolitan area with an emphasis on juvenile criminal defense in Johnson County, Kansas. Contrary to public perception, juvenile charges of any nature can carry severe consequences now and well into the future as individuals apply for employment, financial aid, and scholarships.
If your teenager or minor child has been charged with any type of criminal action, our law firm can help you navigate through the system and protect your child’s rights and interests.
The parents who call us have these concerns, and rightly so:
- Will my child be put in detention or go to jail?
- Will this arrest be on my son’s or daughter’s record?
- Are my child’s charges public record?
- Will this charge affect my child’s ability to enlist in the military or apply for financial aid?
Defending Juveniles – Protecting their Future
Court’s have a broad range of authority when managing a juvenile criminal case with potential outcomes ranging from a small fine to removal of the child from the family home. While the primary goal of the juvenile justice system is rehabilitation, the consequences for juvenile criminal charges can often follow an individual well beyond their eighteenth birthday as they apply for college, financial aid, or employment.
We have represented juveniles, as young as 10 years old, facing juvenile criminal charges, including:
- Minor in possession of alcohol
- Assault and assault with a deadly weapon
- Possession of marijuana, hydrocodone, oxycodone, and other drugs
- Drug sale charges
- Auto Burglary
- Aggravated Indecent Liberties with a Minor
Understand Your Rights
We will sit down with you and your son or daughter, help you understand the nature of the charges against the minor, inform you of your options and tell you the course of action we suggest may be most effective for your child’s particular situation.
Relying on over 30 years of combined experience in defending juveniles, we can guide your family through this tough time.
When our clients leave our office, they know that someone has taken on their legal burden. They know there is someone who will answer their questions through the whole process. They will have the reassurance that an experienced attorney will guide them through this difficulty.