Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

How To Prevent Juvenile Delinquency: Tips for Parents

When it comes to children and minors, they are at high risk for being either victims or perpetrators of a crime. From a victim standpoint, children are especially vulnerable and prone to attacks from adults and other kids or teenagers. On the other hand, when a child commits a crime, they are vulnerable to the far-reaching consequences that come with it. Not only in the matter of punishment for their crimes, but with the potential of repeating that type of conduct. Even small offenses might establish a [..]

Juvenile Sentencing

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 [..]

What Happens When You Get an MIP in Colorado?

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?

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What to Expect in Juvenile Court

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 [..]

Colorado Juvenile Crimes: What Parents Should Look For

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 [..]