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Category: Juvenile Defense

March 29, 2017 | Juvenile Defense |

Changes To Juvenile Justice System May Make Prosecution Easier

In 2016, Kansas created new legislation that helped low-level juvenile offenders avoid incarceration and divert their cases into the mental health and social services sector in an attempt to improve their life quality. It also helped alleviate the over-loaded juvenile criminal justice system by reducing case load. However, new amendments have been brought before the legislature that may return some cases to the court system.

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January 30, 2017 | Juvenile Defense |

Is Underage Drinking Ever OK? Cereal Malt Exceptions In Kansas

Make no mistake: Kansas’s liquor laws are some of the strictest in the country, and anyone who tells you otherwise has likely been misinformed. But your teenager may have heard that Kansas lets people under 21 drink in some situations.
Understanding where Kansas draws the line is important to keep your kid (and you) out of trouble. Here’s what you need to know.

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December 9, 2016 | Juvenile Defense |

Teens Mean Well, But Shoplifting Is Still A Crime

Teens can have hearts of gold and good intentions, but at the same time make bad, spur-of-the-moment decisions. There’s a lot of pressure to give the perfect gifts at the holidays. Teens are often strapped for cash and aren’t able to afford what they’d really like to give someone special-including […]

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October 12, 2016 | Juvenile Defense |

Refusing Testing No Longer A Crime In Kansas

Drivers in Kansas have long been under the rule of a strict law which made it a crime to refuse to submit to a DUI blood test. This was true even if the person who refused was not accused of any DUI offense. Initial refusal was classified as a misdemeanor, […]

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