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Are Parents Responsible For Their Child’s Crimes?

Although the goal of most parents is to foster a child’s spirit of adventure, curiosity, and learning, sometimes that behavior leads to mischief and potential crime. According to data provided by the Kentucky Youth Advocates, there were nearly 4,000 minors detained in a secure juvenile facility in 2019. When minors commit crimes, the initial question parent’s often ask is if their child will be charged as an adult.

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Understanding the Criminal Appeals Process

A criminal case does not necessarily end with a conviction, and off goes the defendant to serve time behind bars, pay fines, and/or undergo a period of probation. The defendant can always file an appeal.

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Can I Get My Record Sealed?

No one wants a criminal record, and everyone deserves a second chance. The harsh reality is that ex-offenders are close to half as likely to be considered for employment as those without a criminal past.

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