About Juvenile Crimes
Providing Defense for Juveniles
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).
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. 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.
Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney
When your child has been charged with a crime it can be a very difficult time for the family. Most often, relations were already strained and communication was difficult between parent and child. At the Samuelson Law Firm, we are committed to helping you through this and 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.