Denver Defense Lawyer

If your child needs a defense lawyer, I will defend against harsh consequences for a juvenile crime. I will work to protect a young person’s permanent record. As a parent, you face liabilities, too. Put more than 20 years of experience in the criminal justice system on the case. If your child or teen faces charges of committing a juvenile crime, call now.

When you need a lawyer, call 303-725-0017
The initial consultation is free

denver criminal lawyerSome offenses are the result of a young person making a bad choice, and are not situations in which a bad child is starting a life of crime. I will argue that the court should recognize this. In Colorado, underage offenders are not tried in adult court, but rather in juvenile court. I spent more than a decade prosecuting crimes in three local counties, and now I defend those who have been accused. My experience on both sides of the criminal justice system makes me a defense lawyer who can mount informed arguments in your favor. I know the evidence prosecutors seek. This enables me to strategically protect my clients from overblown charges and serious consequences.

As a criminal defense lawyer, I believe my job is to protect the reputation of my juvenile clients as well as to safeguard their future opportunities. I work to keep sentences and convictions off of a young person’s record, and I pay close attention to protecting eligibility for education loans and grants. Many colleges require that applicants disclose past criminal charges. Certain crimes will impact employment. When the record is sealed or expunged, your child can truthfully say that the past is clean.

Call us today if your child has been accused of:

  • Arson
  • Vandalism
  • Sex crimes
  • Weapons offenses
  • Shoplifting
  • Traffic crimes
  • Manslaughter
  • Felony murder
  • Drug possession
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated assault
  • DUI
  • Rape
  • Theft
  • Motor vehicle theft

denver criminal defense lawyer 2I have seen a crackdown on juvenile crimes. A drop in the underage crime rate has been attributed to the tough penalties that an underage person – especially a teen – faces when convicted. The justice system and lawmakers are convinced that coming down hard is deterring crime and is stopping convicted juvenile offenders from committing crimes again. When I handle a case, I actively protect a client’s rights while working to mitigate the consequences. I believe that from the time of our free initial consultation you will be able to trust that your loved one is in good hands.

As a legal representative, I understand that the penalties for conviction of serious juvenile crimes are unsympathetic. Violent crimes can result in five years in a state detention facility. A juvenile may face two years of probation, on top of 45 days detention; sentencing to a “boot camp,” some form of public service, and; restitution.

Parents face liabilities, too. Under juvenile law, you may have to do community service along with your child. You could be ordered to attend parenting programs, and you could also be sentenced to perform services for the victim of the crime. Some parents have even lost custody temporarily or permanently. As a parent or guardian you could be sued in a civil court for the damages that were sustained as a result of your child’s behavior.

If you have any questions or concerns about the consequences that may be imposed as a result of the charges your child is facing, call and schedule a free case consultation today.

I am a skilled lawyer with a deep understanding of juvenile crimes
Call 303-725-0017 for a free initial consultation

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