Learning that your child has been charged with a juvenile offense is shocking and frightening. Your child may be facing juvenile detention or jail and his or her future may be in jeopardy. Whatever the charges, it is critical that you retain strong legal representation for your son or daughter.
At Flesch & Beck Law, our skilled and compassionate juvenile defense attorneys fully comprehend the gravity of the situation. The legal process takes a toll on a young person’s self-esteem, and a juvenile record can hamper educational and employment opportunities well after he or she turns 18. We understand how the Colorado juvenile justice system works and how to shield your child from unjust or excessive punishment.
Denver Attorneys Well-Versed In Juvenile Law
The criminal defense lawyers of Flesch & Beck Law have successfully defended Denver area youths on misdemeanor and felony charges, including:
- Drug possession and other drug crimes
- Alcohol offenses, including under-21 DUI (zero tolerance)
- Property crimes such as theft, burglary or vandalism
- Sex offenses such as sexual assault
- Assault and other crimes of violence
If the crime is particularly serious, such as a violent felony, a youth may be charged as an adult. We do everything we can to keep our clients within the juvenile justice system. However, a juvenile detention facility is no cakewalk. Our Denver juvenile defense attorneys will not hesitate to defend your child in court if he or she is facing the possibility of incarceration.
The Juvenile Justice Process
We resolve many cases out of court, through a plea agreement or diversion program that avoids a criminal record if the child adheres to the terms of release. These may include restitution, community service, treatment, counseling, random drug testing and other conditions. If the crime is more serious or the youth is not a candidate, the case may be referred for a hearing (the equivalent of a trial).
Juvenile court is different from adult court. There is no jury; only a judge. There is no guilty verdict, only an “adjudication” of the child in question. Our attorneys know how to challenge the evidence and the prosecutor’s version of events to defend juveniles who are charged with crimes. We scrutinize police reports and arrest procedures for errors or violations of constitutional rights. We analyze the physical evidence and witness statements for misinterpretations, inconsistencies or falsehoods. Our firm has used expert witnesses to testify in juvenile cases, and we routinely conduct our investigation to uncover new evidence or re-interview witnesses.
The legal team at Flesch & Beck Law will fiercely defend your child’s rights at every stage of this complex legal process. Contact us without delay for FREE, professional legal advice from an experienced juvenile criminal defense lawyer.