Is Your Teen Son Or Daughter Facing Criminal Charges?
When a juvenile gets in trouble with the law in Colorado, the process is generally very different than in adult court. The juvenile offense is called an act of delinquency and is generally handled in the juvenile court. The juvenile court has its own special rules and procedures, and juveniles may not have all of the same due-process rights afforded to adults. More serious or violent crimes may cause young people to be subjected to the jurisdiction of adult court and face adult consequences.
A Proven Colorado Attorney For Juvenile Offenses And Delinquency Defense
Attorney Mark Langston has an in-depth understanding of the Colorado Children’s Code (Title 19 of the Colorado Revised Statutes) and ensures that the rights of his juvenile clients are fully protected in and out of court. He represents clients in cases ranging from alcohol and drug offenses to property crimes such as theft and violent felony offenses such as sexual assault. Mr. Langston understands that these can be very difficult experiences for young people and their families, and he brings compassion, clear communication and dedication to the process.
From crucial initial hearings and bond determinations through plea decisions, jury trials and sentencing, Boulder juvenile crimes attorney Mark Langston works closely with clients and their concerned parents or guardians. He will evaluate every angle on your case and help you make sound, informed decisions. This includes ensuring you understand all direct and collateral consequences associated with having a juvenile delinquency record. He can also address any questions you have about record sealing.
Juvenile court judges in Colorado have a broad range of sentencing options. These range from ordering fines, restitution and probation to placement in a detention facility and commitment to the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) for several years. It may be critical to work with a lawyer who will strive to prevent adjudication as a repeat, violent or habitual juvenile offender — and, if needed, skillfully contest any transfer of the case to district court.
Call 303-440-9684 For Caring Legal Guidance And Skilled Representation
It is common for people to underestimate the immediate and long-term consequences of juvenile offenses and delinquency petitions in Colorado. For prompt, direct attention to your unique concerns and guidance you can trust, please contact The Law Office of Mark T. Langston, P.C., by telephone or email now.