While most people are aware that juvenile court proceedings are, for the most part, confidential, many people do not understand that juvenile delinquency proceedings can and do affect the accused juvenile for the rest of their life.
In some cases, the collateral consequences of an adjudication as a juvenile delinquent can create a record that can strip a person of certain civil liberties even after they have reached the age of majority. Attorney Knuesel’s goal as a juvenile crimes defense attorney is to work with the client and the parents to preserve the child’s record so he or she can walk away from this experience with minimal long-term effects. Keeping young people out of the criminal justice system is crucial for preserving their future.
If your child is the subject of a juvenile delinquency petition, the best thing that you can do to ensure that your child’s future is not compromised is to consult with an attorney who has experience representing juveniles and a proven track record in those types of cases.
Attorney Kurt J. Knuesel has extensive experience in juvenile delinquency representation. In many case, we are able to guide our clients through the juvenile justice system toward an outcome that keeps their record clear and does not create an obstacle to future educational or occupational success. Call Knuesel Law Firm today to discuss how Attorney Knuesel can help your child.
We provide representation regarding all forms of restraining orders. The firm represents persons who desire to obtain a Court order as a result of domestic violence. It also defends persons who have had false or exaggerated claims made against them. When you are being harassed, it can dominate your entire life. If you are constantly worried about running into the person who is harassing you or if you have changed your own habits because of the actions of that person, it may be time to explore the option of filing a petition for a restraining order. If that time has come, you need to understand that the rules of civil procedure and evidence apply to the proceedings. It is important that you consult with an attorney who is experienced in representing individuals who have been involved in the restraining order process. Attorney Kurt J. Knuesel routinely represents both people who file for restraining orders and people who are named in those petitions. In either instance, Attorney Knuesel has extensive experience guiding clients through the process to obtain the result that they are looking for. In many cases, Attorney Knuesel has represented clients who have been falsely accused in a petition for a restraining order. The reasons behind falsification of these types of petitions are many. It is not unusual for a party to a divorce proceeding to try to use the restraining order process to gain the upper hand in a custody battle or the divorce itself. In other cases, a former significant other with an axe to grind may try to take out their aggressions by filing a restraining order. In either case, it is imperative that the party against whom the order is sought takes immediate action to ensure their right to due process. If you fail to respond in a timely manner, you may lose the right to be heard at all with regard to the allegations that are contained in the petition. An attorney with experience in these types of proceedings can help to guide you through the process to ensure that your rights are protected and that you are given a fair chance to refute the allegations that have made against you. Whether you are in need of the protection that a restraining order offers or you have been named by someone else in a petition for a restraining order, call Knuesel Law Firm today to discuss your rights, the process, and your next step. In addition to being open each day during regular business hours, the Firm maintains an after-hour and weekend telephone number to better serve those that are in need of immediate assistance.
Having theft charges brought against you can affect both your personal and professional life. The consequences of these types of offenses can be severe. Depending on the circumstances, people convicted of theft can find themselves facing penalties that range from a small fine all the way up to imprisonment for up to 20 years or to payment of a fine of up to $100,000 or both. In addition, theft is considered a crime of dishonesty and even a low level conviction can cause life-long consequences as an obstacle to educational or occupational aspirations. Regardless of the severity of the offense it is important that you fully understand the charges, your rights, and the potential consequences of the charges you face. In many cases, your case will hinge on your interactions with law enforcement. Remember that you do have a right to consult with an attorney at all times during a criminal investigation. If you simply tell law enforcement that you wish to speak with an attorney, they will stop the interview to allow you to do so. At that point, you should contact an attorney who as experience in these types of cases. Attorney Kurt J. Knuesel has successfully handled many types of theft defense cases involving felonies and misdemeanors. In all cases, Attorney Knuesel will be sure that you understand what you are charged with, your rights, and your options. Whether the case eventually goes to trial, is dismissed, or resolved through a plea negotiation, Attorney Knuesel will fight to help you obtain the best result possible under the circumstances. Call Knuesel Law Firm today to discuss your case. If you need to contact Attorney Knuesel outside of regular business hours, the Firm maintains an after-hours and weekend telephone number to better serve your needs. Do not hesitate to contact us at any time.
Laws affecting a citizen’s right to bear arms are constantly evolving. Our constitutional rights are constantly being challenged and amended making it more important than ever to seek a qualified gun crime defense attorney if you have been charged with a gun crime. The government has implemented serious penalties for those that are convicted of violating gun laws. Under certain circumstances, even the possession of a BB gun by the wrong person can result in lengthy prison terms. If you find yourself in a situation where you are charged with a gun crime or believe that you are being investigated for such a charge, it is important that you consult as soon as possible with an experienced gun crime defense attorney. An experienced attorney can help you to begin to prepare a defense to these types of charges right away. Attorney Kurt J. Knuesel has extensive experience in representing clients who have been charged with gun crimes. Attorney Knuesel can be reached during regular business hours at Knuesel Law Firm. In addition, the Firm maintains and after-hours and weekend phone line to provide legal assistance whenever it is needed. Contact Attorney Knuesel and the Firm today to put our experience and proven results to work for you.
Whoever threatens, directly or indirectly, to commit any crime of violence with purpose to terrorize another or to cause evacuation of a building, place of assembly, vehicle or facility of public transportation or otherwise to cause serious public inconvenience, or in a reckless disregard of the risk of causing such terror or inconvenience may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than five years or to payment of a fine of not more than $10,000, or both. In many cases, people are not aware of the exposure to criminal liability they may face just for saying something in a moment of rage or anger. Under the right circumstances, an off-hand remark such as “I’m going kill you” or “I’m going to beat you” can form the basis for a charge of terroristic threats. In addition to the penalties outlined above, a conviction for this offense can subject a person to loss of firearms privileges, loss of voting privileges, and even deportation depending on immigration status. These types of charges are serious and should not be taken lightly. If you have been charged with Terroristic Threats or believe that you will be, you should immediately contact a criminal defense attorney with experience in representing clients charged with these types of crimes. Attorney Kurt J. Knuesel is an experienced criminal defense attorney who has extensive experience representing individuals charged with Terroristic Threats. Attorney Knuesel can be reached at Knuesel Law Firm during the day as well as through an after-hours access phone number. You have a right to speak with an attorney at any time during a criminal investigation. It is imperative that you exercise that right whether you think you may have done something wrong or whether you are certain that you haven’t.
Accusations of forgery may tie into a wide variety of fraud types, including check fraud, Social Security fraud and unemployment fraud. If you have been accused of forgery you need an experienced attorney on your side. Attorney Kurt J. Knuesel has years of experience representing people accused of serious criminal charges, including forgery. It is important that you speak as soon as possible with an attorney who has experience representing individuals who have been charged with forgery offenses. Attorney Kurt J. Knuesel has years of experience representing clients who have faced these types of charges. Knuesel Law Firm is the right choice for proven results. If you find yourself facing these types of charges, contact the Firm as soon as possible for a consultation to discuss your options. In addition to our regular phone number during business hours, the Firm also maintains an after-hours and weekend number to assist you whenever you need legal services. The earlier that you consult with an experienced attorney, the sooner you can begin to mount your defense.
“Stalking” means to engage in conduct which the actor knows or has reason to know would cause the victim under the circumstances to feel frightened, threatened, oppressed, persecuted, or intimidated, and causes this reaction on the part of the victim regardless of the relationship between the actor and victim. A conviction for Stalking can have very serious consequences. Depending on the circumstances, a person with such a conviction can expect to be sentenced to serve up to ten years in prison. A fine of up to $20,000.00 can also be imposed. In addition to these punitive consequences, a person convicted of stalking may also lose their right to vote, run for office, or possess firearms for the rest of their lives. Any person charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct or Possession of Child Pornography should contact a criminal attorney with experience in defending clients charged with Sex Crimes. Attorney Kurt J. Knuesel has defended numerous clients who have been charged with all levels of Stalking Crimes. Attorney Knuesel provides aggressive and experienced representation for all clients, including those charged with serious Stalking Crimes. In order to best build a defense against such charges, the earlier an experienced defense attorney is involved the better. In addition to phone availability during regular business hours, Knuesel Law Firm maintains an after-hours contact number for consultations whenever the need arises. You have a right to speak with an attorney during all phases of a criminal investigation. Do not hesitate to tell law enforcement that you would like to speak with an attorney. Call Knuesel Law Firm today to discuss your rights and your options.
Forfeiture laws are used by the government to freeze the assets of individuals whom they believe have been engaged in some illegal activity. In most forfeiture cases, the government will attempt to seize the property that was initially frozen. If they are successful, the owner of that property will lose all rights to or claim of interest in whatever the property may be. The government will take possession of the property and will dispose of it in whatever legal manner they may choose. Knuesel Law Firm can take immediate action to prevent the forfeiture of property such as houses, cars and money. Regardless of what type of property was seized, you, as the owner of that property, are required to act if you wish to assert your rights to due process. There are very tight deadlines, which, if not adhered to, can result in you losing your right to challenge the forfeiture. If your property has been frozen or seized by the government, you need an experienced attorney who is familiar with these types of cases. Attorney Kurt J. Knuesel regularly represents clients who have had property taken from them by the government. Regardless of why the property was seized, there are many options available to ensure the return of that property to the owner. Call Knuesel Law Firm today for a free consultation. Let Attorney Knuesel listen to you and facts of your case. After he has listened to you, Attorney Knuesel will discuss your options and together we can determine the best course toward getting your property returned to you.
Internet offenses, such as Internet solicitation, are serious crimes with devastating consequences. On top of the embarrassment of the inevitable publicity that comes with these type of offenses, there are also collateral consequences that can be very costly. In some cases, the government may seize your personal property, including your computer and even your motor vehicle. The government is very aggressive in their efforts to charge and convict for these particular crimes, often times posting sexually suggestive ads to put them in contact with individuals who they later charge with solicitation type offenses. If you find yourself in a situation where you believe that you are being investigated for this or any other type of crime, it is important that you consult as soon as possible with an experienced criminal attorney. Attorney Kurt J. Knuesel has extensive experience representing clients charges with all types of criminal offenses. Attorney Knuesel can also help you with the collateral consequences that you may face as a result of these types of charges. Remember that you do have a right to speak with attorney at any point during a criminal investigation. This is a right that you should exercise regardless of when and where you are being investigated. Knuesel Law Firm maintains an after-hours and emergency phone line to better provide legal services to our clients whenever they need it. Call the Firm today to put Attorney Knuesel’s experience and proven results to work for you.