Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Representing Juveniles Throughout Kansas and Missouri
While committing a criminal offense as a teenager may seem like a minor issue, a single conviction can have long-lasting consequences. I am a Lee's Summit and Kansas City defense lawyer, David M. Lurie. If your son or daughter is facing a shoplifting, minor in possession or another teenager offense charge, I can provide a strong defense to prevent or minimize any negative effects on his or her future.
Contact me, shoplifting charge defense lawyer David M. Lurie, to schedule a consultation to discuss your case. I represent clients in Kansas City, Lee's Summit, Blue Springs, Overland Park, Leawood, Prairie Village and other cities throughout Kansas and Missouri.
Teenager Criminal Charges
I represent teenagers who are facing all types of violations and criminal charges:
- Drug possession
- Using false IDs
- Permit violations
- Texting while driving
- Under 21 traffic violations
Many of these offenses are treated differently for juveniles than they are for adults, but they are still just as serious. While the punishments may be less severe initially, an underage drinking charge or minor in possession can lead to being denied acceptance into a college or university. I work to prevent these long-term negative effects.
Teenager Offender Programs
One way to reduce the negative effects of a criminal charge is by enrolling my clients in programs to mitigate the consequences of a conviction. For example, Alive at 25 is an educational traffic program designed to teach teenagers safer driving habits to prevent devastating accidents. By having my client complete this program, I can get a speeding ticket charge reduced to a non-moving violation. This strategy may prevent my clients from losing their driver's license.
The Youth Traffic Offender Program is a day-long program that usually includes visiting the morgue. The purpose is to give teenage offenders a dose of reality if they continue with their bad habits. If the teen is charged with drinking and driving, completing this program may mitigate some of the consequences of more serious traffic offenses.
Contact a Lee's Summit Minor in Possession Defense Lawyer
If you need experienced representation for your son or daughter for a violation in Kansas or Missouri, contact me immediately at 816-221-5900. You may also e-mail my criminal defense firm and a representative from my office will be in contact with you.