What do you do when your child is accused of or under investigation for a crime? It may be tempting to pressure your child to “take responsibility” for whatever is alleged but to do so, you may be biting off more than your child can chew.
Juvenile Sentencing Scheme
The juvenile criminal justice system in Colorado can be very complex. There are so many different players in the courtroom and at times, it can be hard to keep track of everyone. While it is true that the goal of the juvenile statute is “rehabilitation,” all of these players can have very different opinions about what that means. Your view on rehabilitation may be much different than what the prosecution has in mind. Depending on the circumstances in the case and the charges, your child could be exposed to many different kinds of punishment. Detention, probation, commitment to the Department of Youth Services, and out of home placement with a group home are just a couple of the many different possible sentences. You want to be sure you hire an attorney that knows all of the different possibilities and what your child’s exposure.
Potential Fallout from a Juvenile Case
In addition to providing juveniles with the best possible defense, we are also happy to assist with expungement and record sealing. There is no reason that a childish mistake should be a black stain on your child’s record that might prevent future educational or career goals.
You Will Need An Experienced Advocate
If you have been accused of a crime and your future is in jeopardy, do not go into the fight without an experienced advocate. Choosing an experienced lawyer is the best decision you can make early on in your case. To schedule a free consultation for cases in Longmont, Lyons, Frederick, Mead, Berthoud, Firestone, Erie, Niwot, or Dacono, call The Merson Law Office at 970-219-2923 or 303-776-3511. Or fill out an intake form here.
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