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.
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
- 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.
“Fortunately someone recommended Aaron Gaddis and he turned out to be a life saver.”- David
“Aaron was personally available to me on his cell phone throughout the period I worked with him.”- Patrick
“I ended up not having to go to either trials, they were vacated. Thank you Gaddis law!”- Anonymous