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Juvenile Crimes

Colorado Springs Juvenile Attorney

Fighting to Protect the Rights of Minors in Colorado

Has your child been accused of committing a crime? Our Colorado Springs juvenile crimes lawyer at Gaddis Law is prepared to aggressively defend their rights and freedom. With over a decade of experience in criminal defense, our legal team has the knowledge and resources to create an effective defense plan to get your child’s charges reduced or dropped altogether.

We’ve achieved over 100 case dismissals. Call our Colorado Springs juvenile lawyer at (719) 553-5766 now or contact us online.

Understanding Juvenile Crimes in Colorado

In Colorado, individuals between the ages of 10 and 18 who are accused of crimes are tried as juveniles. Although juvenile crime cases are handled differently than adult criminal cases, those convicted are still subject to significant penalties, including fines, probation, time in a juvenile detention facility, and sometimes jail.

While a juvenile can be charged for any type of crime, there are certain actions that are only constituted as an offense if committed by a minor.

Crimes that are exclusive to juveniles include:

  • Curfew violations
  • Truancy
  • Underage possession of alcohol, tobacco, or marijuana

When a Minor Can be Tried as an Adult

If a child is at least 16 years old, a juvenile court may choose to transfer the case to the district court to have the minor tried as an adult.

There are several factors that determine if a child will be sentenced as an adult, including:

  • The child’s age
  • The type of crime
  • The child’s history of delinquency
  • The approval of the district attorney

Aggressive Juvenile Defense for Your Child

A criminal conviction can drastically affect your child’s future. When you turn to Gaddis Law, our top priority is to make sure that your child’s case stays in family court, rather than being transferred to the district court. We then focus our attention on proving your child’s innocence by casting doubt on the prosecution’s evidence. When a case dismissal is not possible, we fight for the minimum possible penalty.

Is your child facing criminal charges? Contact (719) 553-5766 now to schedule a free consultation with our Colorado Springs juvenile attorney.

Meet Your Dedicated Team

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    Aaron P. Gaddis

    Attorney

    Aaron P. Gaddis is a seasoned attorney with an extensive background in criminal defense litigation. He has appeared in Court and fought for his clients and their rights thousands of times, ranging from homicide to sexual assault to driving under the influence, with countless contested hearings and trials behind him. Through successful negotiations, the pre-trial process and successful motion hearings, he has saved his clients from lengthy prison sentences. He knows that when clients come in with ...
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    Amy Oberholser

    Paralegal

    Amy J. Oberholser is a Criminal Defense Paralegal and has worked alongside Aaron P. Gaddis for the past six years and now as Aaron’s managing paralegal. Amy brings a wealth of experience with over 20 years of legal experience in the areas of criminal defense and prosecution, family law, evictions, real estate, and estate planning law. Amy has a passion for the law and interested in advocating for clients any way that she can. Amy’s organizational skills help the office to run smoothly. She is ...
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