Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

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 [..]

My Child Just Got Charged: What Colorado Parents Need to Know

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 [..]

Are Juvenile Drug Charges an Automatic Jail Sentence?

As the mother or father of a troubled teen, you likely want to make the best decisions for your child. When he or she faces arrest on juvenile drug charges, finding the right path to follow may be vital.

Rather than accept that your teen could potentially face jail time if convicted, you may wish to find legal routes that could potentially help you seek alternative action.

Denver Rehab for Juveniles

Did you know that juveniles now make up for almost half of the Colorado marijuana arrests? [..]

Juveniles Now Make Up Almost Half of Colorado Marijuana Arrests

Now that marijuana possession is legal in Colorado, parents of teenagers have less to worry about, right? Not so fast. The 2013 amendment that legalized marijuana possession for adults over age 21 didn’t change any of the laws affecting youth under 21.

Juveniles and Marijuana Possession

Juveniles under age 18 now account for a much higher proportion of those arrested for marijuana possession than before legalization, according to a March 2016 report by the Colorado Department of Public Safety. Here are some of the report’s findings related to [..]