Juvenile Law

Wichita Juvenile Defense Attorney

Skilled Wichita Juvenile Defense Lawyer and Adoption Attorney

With more than 13 years experience, the attorneys at McDowell Chartered, in Wichita, Kansas, have expertise in defending juveniles accused of crimes and working with families of neglected or abused children who are in protective custody. We practice in municipal and state courts in Butler, Cowley, Sumner, Sedgwick, Reno, and Harvey County.

For both juvenile crime and custody termination, you need to have a lawyer as soon as possible. Call us today.

Juvenile Crime

Children aged 10-17 are normally entitled to a trial in juvenile court for what would be considered misdemeanors or felonies for an adult charged with the same crime. The child might have had a fight with another child, egged a house , assaulted a school official or police officer, or have stolen a bicycle or CD player.

It is important to take juvenile crimes seriously. If the defendant is found guilty of a juvenile felony offense, the sentence will affect the sentencing for any later crime in the person

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