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Category: Juvenile Crimes


Your Child Was Arrested in Colorado: What’s Next?
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Currently, Colorado lawmakers are supervising a detailed review of the state’s juvenile justice system. Lawmakers and advocates are working to give minors a better chance at succeeding after being in the juvenile corrections system.
 
Why is this review needed?
 
Because minors who are incarcerated have a high chance of reoffending. From 2013 to 2015, the percentage of minor reoffenders was between 49 and 55 percent, which means… Continue reading this article

Understanding the Long-Term Consequences of Colorado Juvenile Charges
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Studies have shown that the adolescent brain is still developing, and that teens are more prone to engaging in reckless behavior without fully understanding the consequences of their actions. This is because the pleasure-seeking portion of the brain is fully developed, but the self-control portion is not yet fully functional.
 
Because of this, crimes committed by juveniles are ordinarily prosecuted differently, under the premise that adolescents cannot or… Continue reading this article

Colorado Juvenile Crimes: What Parents Should Watch Out for Most       
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Summer brings fun times and relaxation to most Colorado kids, but it can also be the time some minors have run-ins with the law. We’ll show you what kind of crimes to watch out for with your child, and what
to do if your kid gets into trouble.
 
Most Common Juvenile Crimes in Colorado
 
These are the most common types of crimes Colorado juveniles commit.
 

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When Colorado Juveniles Can Be Charged as Adults
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The prosecutor in a recent homicide case is seeking to try a 15-year-old suspect as an adult. What do Colorado laws have to say about this? First let’s look at the case itself.
 
Pueblo resident Johnny Dennel Jr., 15, turned himself in to authorities on Nov. 15. Police had been searching for him as a murder suspect since Francisco Alcon, 22, was fatally shot on Nov. 12. Both… Continue reading this article

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