Juvenile Justice In Colorado: Defending Minors Accused of Crimes

If your child has been arrested or is being investigated for a crime in Colorado, you need to speak with an attorney. At The Law Offices of Steven T. Rodemer, LLC, we are experienced criminal law attorneys representing minors accused of crimes throughout our state. Contact us to ensure the rights of your child are protected and they are provided the support they need to receive the best possible result.

Who Is Considered To Be A Minor In Colorado

When a child between the ages of 10 to 18 is charged with a crime they are under the jurisdiction of The Colorado Juvenile Justice System. However, under certain circumstances, they can sometimes be charged as an adult.

Common Criminal Charges Faced By Minors In Colorado

Many parents are shocked to learn that their child may have been involved in a crime. Unfortunately, what teens sometimes view as innocent fun can lead to criminal activity. Some of the most common criminal charges faced by minors in Colorado include:

  • Alcohol-Related Offenses: These can include drinking and driving, underage drinking, and possessing or distributing alcohol

  • Driving Violations: Driving without a driver’s license, driving a stolen vehicle, speeding, and tailgating

  • Disorderly Conduct: Indecent exposure, fighting in public, disturbing the peace

Possible Penalties Faced By Minors In Colorado

The laws governing minors in Colorado are more rehabilitative than those for adults, but you still need to ensure your child is treated fairly and receives astute representation. At The Law Offices of Steven T. Rodemer, LLC, we represent minors who face a wide array of penalties, including the following:

  • Probation

  • Detention

  • Fines

  • Commitment to the Division of Youth Corrections

  • Commitment to a Community Accountability Program

  • Supervised work program

  • Out-of-home placement

When minors are convicted of criminal charges, their parents are sometimes also held accountable. You will need to speak to a criminal attorney to find out whether or not you will face any penalties due to the crime allegedly committed by your child.

How Our Firm Can Help If Your Child Has Been Charged With A Crime In Colorado

Our attorneys are here to help you and your child through the difficulties involved with facing criminal charges. We use our experience to go over the charges and help determine the best way to move forward. We handle the process for you and are there to advise you and speak on your behalf. A conviction can have lifetime consequences, and we help to minimize the effects your child suffers. We fight to keep the charges in juvenile court and we will counsel you regarding the expungement of your child’s record when appropriate.

Speak With A Criminal Defense Attorney At The Law Offices of Steven T. Rodemer, LLC

If your child has been charged with a crime or is being investigated for a crime in Colorado, contact our firm and schedule an appointment with an experienced criminal defense attorney. We will provide the advocacy and support your child needs at this crucial time.