JUVENILES CAN BE CHARGED AS ADULTS ACROSS THE STATE OF KANSAS
Typically, in Kansas, when your child (a minor under the age of eighteen) is charged with a crime the matter will be heard in juvenile court. There the court takes a role of "parent" and seeks to rehabilitate rather than punish your child. Juvenile court affords judges greater discretion and intervention options for the young. That is because the law believes our youth will make mistakes (often because of naivete and/or circumstances outside of their control).
However, Section 38-2347(a)(2) of the Kansas Statutes states that, “your child shall be presumed to be an adult,” if:
KANSAS PROSECUTOR'S REQUEST TO REMOVE JUVENILE CHARGE TO ADULT COURT
If it is presumed that your child should be prosecuted as a juvenile under Section 38-2347(a)(1), then prosecutors must show “good cause” for prosecuting him/her as an adult. This will be done through a Motion 328. While the adult prosecution may not be automatic you must be prepared to defend against the prosecution's efforts to remove your child's case from juvenile to adult court.
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH A JOHNSON COUNTY, KANSAS DEFENSE ATTORNEY
If your child is at risk for being prosecuted as an adult in Kansas, Kansas City juvenile criminal defense Attorney T. Morton can help. To schedule a free consultation CALL NOW 913-602-7288.
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