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Overland Park Juvenile Crime Defense Attorney

Unlike other states, Kansas' juvenile justice system treats adolescents accused of criminal offenses more like adults. As an example, the state allows jury trials for charged teenagers. Too often, young people face charges that seem extreme or exaggerated. Even if the charges are not fitting for the conduct, young people still face lasting consequences. These are serious situations that call for defense from an experienced trial lawyer.

Jerry Merrill is one of the few attorneys in the Kansas City metro area with experience trying juvenile jury trials. He defends adolescents facing a range of juvenile charges, including:

  • Drug offenses
  • Underage drinking (minor in possession)
  • Criminal trespassing, shoplifting and burglary
  • Vandalism
  • Serious felonies, including sex crimes and violent crimes

Cleaning Up Your Child's Record

Juvenile convictions can mar someone's record into adulthood. Unlike most other states, in Kansas, your child's record is not sealed upon reaching adulthood. As such, a juvenile record could damage prevent his or her eligibility for federal loans, entry into higher education and access to employment opportunities.

As part of his juvenile defense, Mr. Merrill helps young people through expungement proceedings in an effort to clean up their criminal record. Getting an arrest or juvenile conviction expunged from your child's record can open the door for more opportunities.

Protecting Your Child's Rights And Future

Do not allow a moment of youthful indiscretion to damage your child's future. Overland Park juvenile law attorney Jerry Merrill can defend young people charged with a range of other offenses. Help your child get back on the track to success by contacting Jerry online or by calling 913-815-0705.

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