Juveniles who are arrested on felonies and some misdemeanors will be held in custody until they appear before a judge for a detention hearing (within 48 hours of arrest). The result of the hearing can be a huge factor for how stressful a case can be for the juvenile and juvenile’s family. At the detention…

Parents of children facing investigation or charges under the Kansas juvenile justice code frequently ask us, “Are officers allowed to talk to my child without me present?” The answer is yes. K.S.A. 38-2333 provides a practical limitation on questioning juveniles by making confessions and admissions inadmissible in evidence if the child is under the age…

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