When your child gets into legal trouble, you may not know what to do or where to turn to next. It is a scary thought leaving your child in the hands of a justice system that you likely know nothing about. However, the good news is that juvenile sentencing is much less harsh than what you may be familiar with in reference to adult sentencing. The goal of juvenile sentencing is not necessarily to punish a child, but to rehabilitate them and guide them toward a more [..]
For a teenager, having a quick beer at a party may not seem like a big deal. When the police get involved, however, what seemed like just another party often leaves minors saddled with a MIP charge. Most find themselves wondering what happens next.
Though this can be scary and certainly nothing to laugh at, it also isn’t likely to ruin your life if handled quickly and efficiently, by a professional. Here’s what happens when you get an MIP in Colorado:
What is a MIP in Colorado?[..]
How do you, as a parent, know what to expect in juvenile court? Is juvenile court even something you can mentally prepare yourself for? When your child is in legal trouble, you may not know what to expect. You probably know something about the adult criminal court system, which can be scary even for a seasoned defendant. But juvenile crimes are handled less rigidly than those of adults because the goal is not necessarily to punish a child but rather to guide them toward a productive life [..]
Regardless of your child’s upbringing, when they enter their teen years, sometimes that can mean trouble with the law if your child gets involved in the wrong type of activities. In this post, we’re going to list some of the most common crimes that juveniles get accused of committing, as well as how a qualified attorney can help if your child gets into trouble.
Most Common Juvenile Crimes in Colorado
Teens commit crimes for all sorts of reasons. Boredom. Peer pressure. Behavioral problems. Sometimes they may not [..]
Everyone makes youthful mistakes, but some mistakes have more serious consequences than others. If your child has been arrested for a crime, you may be worried about the impact that their mistake could have on their future.
Most kids who end up in the Colorado court system for juvenile crimes are good kids that have made a bad choice or two. Colorado understands this, and allows kids to be given a second chance before they are strictly punished. If you’re a parent on the proactive end, look [..]