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Charged With A Crime? It Doesn’t Mean You’re Guilty.

Juvenile Crime Lawyer in Jefferson County and Douglas County – Colorado Children’s Code

On Behalf of | Dec 29, 2016 | Juvenile |

Attorney for Juvenile Delinquency Charges – Keep Their Criminal Record Clean

Title 19 of the Colorado Revised Statutes is also known as the Colorado Children’s Code. Although children charged with crimes are treated differently than adults in Jefferson and Douglas County, parents should know that Juvenile crimes often carry lifetime consequences. Any crime that can be committed by an adult in Douglas County, can also be charged against a juvenile. We know kids will do things impulsively without thinking of potential consequences and the effect on their future. Your children need to know that a criminal record can have a lasting and devastating impact on their future plans. Read more below and educate your kids on these consequences.

The Future of Children Convicted of a Felony in Adams County

Juveniles can be charged with any crime that an adult can be charged with in Adams County. When a child is convicted of a felony, many of the same rules apply. For instance, the child may never be allowed to purchase or possess a firearm. We often get calls to our office from good people that received a felony when they were a juvenile, wondering if they can go hunting with their grandchildren, now that they are older. Unfortunately, the answer is no. Colorado law does not make an exception to the Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender law, C.R.S. 18-12-108, because the crime was committed when the person was a juvenile.  Juvenile Charges in Juvenile Court.

Juvenile Charges in Denver and the Need for the Best Criminal Defense

Since so much is at stake for your child, it is impossible to stress enough the importance of having the best criminal defense attorney on their side. We hear many stories of how prosecutors try to move cases along by telling parents that they will look out for the interest of the child. We do not believe it is ever a good idea to trust the people who are given the job to convict your child, to also act in their best interest. Instead, we recommend calling the best juvenile criminal defense attorneys in the Denver area for a free consultation to see if the O’Malley Law Office can provide the best possible outcome in your child’s case.

Arapahoe and Douglas County Juvenile Defense Lawyers – Your Child’s Future is Our Number One Concern

There was a time when the Colorado justice system handled most juvenile cases with a sense of compassion toward the child. Although many judges and magistrates tend to treat children with more consideration, they often overlook the impact of a criminal record on your child as they grow into adults. The attorneys at O’Malley Law office never forget to look toward your child’s future when working out a plea bargain or helping with the decision of whether or not to go to trial.

If your son or daughter is charged with a crime in Yuma, Durango, Mesa or La Plata County, or anywhere in between, our first advice is always the same, do not talk with police. Your child should be instructed to respectfully decline making statements. Then call us at 303-731-0719. Together we can protect your future.

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