Hiring a Juvenile Crimes Attorney
Commission of an illegal act by a person under 18 years of age falls under juvenile crimes, and the defendants are usually prosecuted in a juvenile court and defended by a juvenile crimes attorney. Juvenile law is a mix between civil and criminal laws. As such, Juveniles can be charged with the same crimes that adults commit, however the penalties are substantially less than those penalties suffered by adults. While the sentences for juveniles adjudicated for crimes is substantially less, they still are significant. For instance, being adjudicated a juvenile delinquent may bring sentences of probation, incarceration in juvenile detention centers, removal of the juvenile from his home and family, or placement for up to 5 years in juvenile prison.
Hiring a Denver juvenile crimes attorney should be considered to minimize or prevent these significant penalties.
Additionally, serious crimes committed by minors can result in them being charged as adults. In Denver, as well as the rest of the state of Colorado, the juvenile to be charged as an adult must be at least 14 years of age and be charged with a Class 1 or Class 2 felony or a crime of violence. If they are found guilty, their incarceration will be served in an adult prison alongside ‘hardened criminals.'
The Law office of Christopher Braddock, located in Denver, Colorado, represents clients throughout the Front Range, including Aurora, Cherry Creek, Lakewood, Littleton, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Littleton, Parker, Englewood, Greenwood Village, Westminster, Brighton, Broomfield, Boulder, Glendale, Centennial, Denver County, Arapahoe County, Douglas County, Jefferson County, Adams County, Broomfield County and Boulder County, CO.
Christopher T. Braddock