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Herrin, IL 62948
Few things are more worrisome for parents than when faced with the prospect of losing custody of their child. In Illinois, the Juvenile Court system oversees minors who have allegedly been abused or neglected, minors requiring authoritative intervention, addicted minors, and delinquent minors. If the court believes your child is not receiving adequate care at home, the court has the power to remove your child from your custody and place them in a juvenile correctional facility, group home, or foster home. As a parent, having your family torn apart is likely your worst nightmare, which is why it is always highly important to enlist the help of a knowledgeable attorney at Kochan & Kochan, P.C. if you are facing any type of juvenile law issue. The sooner you call, the sooner we can get started working on your case. Angie Kochan represents parents in the Juvenile Court system and can assist you with all your legal rights.
Though being accused of neglecting or abusing your child may be stressful, one of the most frightening situations may be when your child faces criminal charges himself. If your child is convicted of a crime, he may face probation, becoming a ward of the court, time in a juvenile correctional facility, and even eventual transfer to an adult correctional facility. Juveniles can be charged with criminal or traffic offenses for any behavior that would be illegal if they were an adult. Common juvenile charges include assault, vandalism, and marijuana possession, just to name a few. In addition to the standard offenses, juveniles can also face charges known as status offenses. These status offenses would not be crimes for adults, but are only illegal because the offender is a juvenile. Examples of such status offenses include:
Through his experience as a former prosecutor, Mark Kochan knows how to defend all types of criminal and juvenile charges. Mark Kochan understands how to handle each unique juvenile matter and knows that every case requires careful analysis of the validity of the charges, examination of the juvenile's options and potential consequences, and successful communication with the prosecutor and judge. If a juvenile trial is necessary, Mark Kochan has significant trial experience and has received a not guilty jury verdict for a client facing murder charges. If you call Kochan & Kochan, P.C, your child’s case will be in good hands.
Whether your child's legal matter involves school officials, juvenile court, Department of Children and Family Services, or any other agency or entity, representation by a knowledgeable and attentive lawyer with experience in juvenile law is imperative. At Kochan & Kochan, P.C. we will work to keep your family together. We serve most of Southern Illinois, including Williamson County (Herrin, Marion, Johnston City, Carterville), Franklin County (Benton, West Frankfort), Jackson County (Carbondale, Murphysboro), Jefferson County (Mt. Vernon), Johnson County (Vienna, Goreville), Massac County (Metropolis), Pulaski County, Perry County (Du Quoin, Pinckneyville), Saline County (Harrisburg) and Union County (Anna, Jonesboro). To schedule your consultation today, call our office at (618) 942-8850. If you would prefer to contact us via email, please fill out our online contact form available here.