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…

On January 1, 2017, the juvenile offender law in Kansas was amended substantially, and more changes are on the way. Senate Bill 367 and Senate Bill 42 are where to look for these changes. Portions of SB 367 became law on January 1, 2017, and portions will become law in the future. SB 42 is…

Joseph, Hollander & Craft’s criminal defense attorneys regularly represent juveniles charged with violations of the Juvenile Justice Code. These proceedings can be every bit as overwhelming as adult prosecutions. Next to having an experienced defense attorney at your side, we find that knowledge of the process can be one of the most powerful tools available….

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