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Category: Juvenile Crimes


Adjustments May Be Coming to Colorado Sexting Laws
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Sometimes, technology moves too fast for lawmakers to keep up. When old laws have to be applied to new trends, people may face wildly unfair punishments as lawmakers debate the right penalties and work to change rules and regulations.
 
Law enforcement officials, school administrators, parents, and teens faced this exact conundrum not long ago when a “sexting” scandal rocked Cañon City High School.
Hundreds of students were caught consensually… Continue reading this article

Your Kid Was Caught with Weed or Alcohol in Colorado… Now What?
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No parent wants to face that moment where they have to pick their kid up from the police station because they were caught drinking or carrying marijuana. It’s scary. It’s embarrassing. You’re mad at your child and worried for them at the same time. What is this going to mean for their future?
 
Obviously, breaking the law in any way is not a good move for your child, but… Continue reading this article

Colorado Juveniles Can Still Be Charged for Marijuana Use
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When Colorado legalized in marijuana in 2014, it wasn’t exactly clear to many just how legal it was. Many people outside of the state were under the impression that marijuana was legal in all circumstances, which is not true.
 
In fact, the current laws regarding marijuana are similar to the laws regarding alcohol. If you’re under the age of 21, being caught with pot still means you could… Continue reading this article

6 Minors Arrested in Colorado Springs Burglary
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A burglary in Colorado Springs led to the arrest of six minors earlier this month.
 
Members of the Colorado Springs Police Department arrived to the Colorado Crossings Property at 1:30 A.M. on a Sunday morning and caught one 18-year-old and six minors as they were in the process of disassembling and removing stereo equipment. Even though the property has been vacated, there is 24-hour security, and witnesses discovered… Continue reading this article

Almost 50 Juveniles Sentenced to Life in Prison May Be Released
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For 48 people who thought they would die in Colorado prisons, a window of hope has been opened.
 
Last month, a bill was passed by state legislature to lessen the sentence of 48 prisoners who were sentenced to life in prison without parole as juveniles. Each juvenile offender was tried as an adult and sentenced to an adult facility for their involvement in or the commitment of murder… Continue reading this article

Is Sexting Against the Law?
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Recently, Cañon City High School was rocked by a sexting scandal. Over 100 students were involved in the sending and receiving of explicit pictures through a smartphone app that kept the pictures hidden.
 
When the scandal first broke in November, a number of students were suspended. And because football players were involved, the high school football team had to forfeit its last game of the season.
 
School… Continue reading this article

Investigation: Harsh Conditions in Colorado Juvenile Facilities
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A recent investigation of Colorado juvenile facilities uncovered the harsh reality of thousands of youth offenders in our criminal justice system.
 
After spending a year battling the Department of Human Services for access to juvenile facilities and incident reports, the Colorado Gazette investigated 10 of these facilities across the state.
 
The details of the reports were shockingly grim. They painted a picture of a system out of… Continue reading this article

Preventing Juvenile Delinquency: 6 Tips for Parents
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From the moment the clock strikes 3 in the afternoon until 7 at night, juvenile crime rates skyrocket.
The period between 3 and 7 PM is the time when millions of juveniles in the US go without adult supervision; it’s when school has ended and parents are often still at work. During this time period, young children are more likely to commit criminal violations involving theft, alcohol, sex, and… Continue reading this article

What to Do if Your Teen Has Been Arrested
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For many parents, discovering their teen has been arrested feels like a scene from their darkest nightmare.
 
 
It’s hard to imagine that the child who cuddled with stuffed animals, loved to color, and cried on his first day of preschool could be facing juvenile incarceration, community service hours, and a permanent criminal record.
 
But even the best kids and teens can get into legal trouble, whether due… Continue reading this article

Expungement Offers a Second Chance for Colorado Juvenile Offenders
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A criminal record is something that follows you forever. It doesn’t matter whether your charge was a misdemeanor or felony, and it doesn’t matter how long ago you were charged with a crime—that record is public and can be viewed by anyone running a criminal background check.
 
Having a criminal record can be particularly harmful for juvenile offenders, who may face obstacles applying for colleges or jobs due to… Continue reading this article