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Juvenile Sexual Assault and Sexting in Douglas County, Colorado: What Can Happen to You in Court?

Children Charged with Sexual Assault - Potential Sentence and Jail in Douglas County, Colorado

Juveniles, kids and teenagers in Douglas County and Highlands Ranch become clients of ours due to charges of sexual assault. Whether your child is a babysitter who has touched a younger child, or kids acting on a dare, police and district attorneys charge kids with this crime. We even had a child client who was 10 years old - the very youngest possible. The Sheriff's Department in Jefferson County charged her with Sexual Assault. Juvenile Crimes Lawyer.

Juvenile & Teenager Trouble in Castle Rock - Douglas County, CO

Juvenile Assault Attorney in Arapahoe County, Colorado

Juvenile crimes committed by teenagers and high school students can leave a permanent mark on your child's criminal record. Never give permission for your child to speak with police about accusations connected with their school, threats to other kids, or drug use. Juvenile Court System.

Your Juvenile Accused of Touching Another Child in Douglas County? Children Accused of Sexual Assault

Juvenile Sexual Assault Allegations in Castle Rock, Castle Pines and Parker

Juvenile Sexual Assault usually involves the knowing touching of the private parts of one child by another. There are few more harmful allegations for your teen or preteen to be facing. Why? Because Colorado law is harsh on kids, just like it is on adults, when allegations of sexual abuse arise. Juvenile Sexual Assault in Colorado.

Juvenile Court Charges and Expungement in Castle Rock and Douglas County - Protect Your Kids

Juvenile-Court-Expungement.jpgDouglas County Lawyer for Juvenile Charges - Set the Plea Up for Expungement / Sealing

Did you know that in Douglas County and across Colorado there are some crimes which a juvenile is accused of which many not be sealable or able to be expunged? For this reason, if your child has been charged in a delinquency action with a crime, be sure and get some help early on. Just today, I was in this court and convinced the DA to change the charges from a felony to a misdemeanor. This greatly helped my client do better with his future criminal record's expungement. A juvenile criminal defense lawyer was very important to this young man who hopes to get his record expunged one day.

Juvenile Crime Lawyer in Jefferson County and Douglas County - Colorado Children's Code

Juvenile-Crime-Lawyer.jpgAttorney 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.

Direct Filing of Juvenile Criminal Charges in Denver - Kid Court to Adult Court

Direct-File.jpgJuvenile Direct Filing Moves - District Attorneys Increasing the Stakes in Colorado

Juvenile criminal charges are normally filed in the juvenile court of each county - a branch of the District Court. Magistrates handle the bulk of juvenile cases in Denver, which are seen as less serious. Now, however, there is a process where the District Attorney can file charges against a juvenile in adult court. This process greatly raises the stakes on our kids.  Read more on Direct Filing rules.

Juvenile Court Lawyer in Douglas and Arapahoe County, When Kids Get Into Trouble

Juvenile-Court.jpgHow is Arapahoe County Juvenile Court Different than Adult Court?

Juvenile crimes are treated more as the mistakes of a developing child than adult cases - where a crime is never seen as a mistake, but intentional. The juvenile court system sees kids as developing and not as responsible for their bad decisions in Arapahoe County. The bottom line in juvenile court is that kids can be rehabilitated, while adults cannot.  Of course, juvenile violent crimes are treated differently for the sake of public safety. But, even these, in the end, are processed less harshly for kids than for adult crimes. Children will enjoy shorter jail (detention) stays, lower bonds and lower fines. Read how parents and adults may be responsible for their child's conduct.

Juvenile Unlawful Sexual Contact Attorney in Denver | Criminal Defense Lawyers Protecting Your Child

Juvenile-Unlawful-Sex-Conta.jpgJuveniles commit sexual crimes like everyone else. They are not experienced at knowing how to behave sexually or in many other ways. As a result, children and teens are sometimes charged with crimes like Unlawful Sexual Contact in Jefferson and Douglas County, and required to attend Juvenile court. This court is somewhat different than other adult courtrooms. It pays to know how.

Are Denver Parents of Juveniles Responsible for Their Kids Crimes?

Are parents responsible for the criminal acts of their juvenile children? The short answer is yes. C.R.S. 19-2-919 of the Colorado Children's Code gives authority to judges and magistrates in juvenile courts to impose restitution against parents or guardians in Jefferson and Arapahoe County. The good news for parents of teens is that the amount is capped. The bad news is that the cap is a whopping twenty-five thousand dollars for any one delinquent act! If an Aurora parent has uncontrollable teens in the home, they can create a big unexpected expense.

Colorado Juvenile Crimes Charges

As parents, when our children get in trouble, we naturally want to hold them accountable. Unfortunately, in the context of juvenile criminal law, how you as a parent hold them accountable is not how the justice system would. There are permanent, long term consequences to juvenile adjudications. In many cases, Colorado law has made it difficult for people with juvenile records to expunge those offenses after learning their life-lesson.

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Case Results:

  • Sexual Assault and Rape charges related to divorce. Acquittal from jury trial. Weld County, Greeley, Colorado.
  • Sexual Assault on a Child, Possession of Child Pornography. Acquittal from jury trial. Jefferson County, Golden, Colorado.
  • Arson of Nursing Home. Dismissed by Court on Defendant's Motion to Dismiss. Jefferson County, Golden, Colorado.
  • Felony Drug Distribution. Acquittal from jury trial. Boulder County, Boulder, Colorado.
  • Rape and Sexual Assault charges involving divorce and child custody. Acquittal from jury trial. Douglas County, Castle Rock, Colorado.
  • Burglary and Felony Theft. Dismissed by District Attorney. Arapahoe County, Englewood, Colorado.
  • Theft of Drugs by Nurse. Dismissed by District Attorney. Jefferson County, Golden, Colorado.
  • Sexual Assault on a Child, Position of Trust. Acquittal from Jury Trial. Adams County, Brighton, Colorado.
  • Domestic Violence. Dismissed by District Attorney. Douglas County, Castle Rock, Colorado.
  • Violation of Restraining Order. Dismissed by District Attorney. Douglas County, Castle Rock.

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