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KJK has unique experience representing individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who come into contact with the criminal justice system. We defend autistic individuals of all ages who are facing prosecution in state and federal courts across the country. Our attorneys have handled a variety of criminal cases ranging from drug offenses to federal prosecutions for internet crimes. We are particularly experienced representing individuals on the spectrum who commit sexual offenses.

Our understanding of ASD and how individuals on the spectrum respond to issues such as substance abuse and unfettered internet access comes from years of fighting for students on the spectrum in the school setting. Working with younger students informs our understanding of the social communication deficits of this growing population and how those with ASD are particularly vulnerable to making mistakes on the internet or when navigating sexual interactions with others. Our practice collaborates with outside medical experts to create a defense specialized for those with autism. We handle cases in equal measure with compassion and tenacity, always fighting to avoid a criminal conviction when possible.

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