Colorado Springs Juvenile Crime Lawyer

Was Your Child Accused Of A Crime?

If your child or a youth that you care about has been charged with a crime, the smartest thing that you can do is contact a criminal defense lawyer at a reputable criminal defense firm. A criminal record can stay with one long into adulthood and can make life far more difficult by hindering job opportunities, education opportunities and much more.

In Colorado, as in most states, there is a separate justice system for juveniles. A person under the age of 18 is considered a child by the state of Colorado and is therefore in the juvenile court system which is regulated by the Colorado Children's Code (Colorado Revised Statutes, Title 19).

After a juvenile arrest in Colorado Springs, we understand that you may have a number of questions about what may happen next for your child. I offer free consultations to help you understand the criminal process and how we can help you navigate these waters together. Find out by calling my office now!

Categories of Juvenile Crimes

Juvenile court systems were originally established with the intent of being less harsh, dangerous and more focused on rehabilitation of youth. As such, incarceration and other more severe penalties were usually replaced with education, community service, youth programs and counseling. Today, there are more violent and severe crimes being committed by younger and younger individuals, and it is now possible for a juvenile to be tried as an adult and assigned an adult penalty.

Juvenile crimes can be sorted into three categories:

  • Status: those that would be legal if committed by an adult;
  • Delinquency: crime that is a crime no matter the age of the person that committed it; or
  • Trial as adult: juvenile that commits a serious crime that will be tried as an adult and face adult penalties.

At the Samuelson Law Firm, we understand that this can be a turning point in the life of a child. We fight aggressively for your child to ensure that, whatever has happened, the best possible outcome is attained going forward.

Call The Samuelson Law Firm If Your Kid Was Arrested

When your child has been charged with a crime it can be a very difficult time for the family. While juvenile crimes may be aimed at rehabilitation, there is a wide range of penalties the court may choose to impose at this time. At the Samuelson Law Firm, our Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney is committed to helping you through this. We have referrals for virtually every type of service you may need at this time. We can help you and your child get through this time with the brightest possible future - contact us today.