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Category: Juvenile Crimes


Can Too Much Halloween “Fun” Get Your Teen Arrested in Colorado?
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Everyone loves a good Halloween prank, and teens are notorious for taking these sorts of things too far. In fact, many Halloween pranks gone awry can result in criminal charges.
 
For your teen, this could mean severely compromising his or her future college and employment prospects. Let’s take a look at the criminal charges that can result from Halloween fun that seems to have gotten a little too… Continue reading this article

If Your Kid Fights at a CO School, They May Face Assault Charges
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While roughhousing and bullies have existed in schools for many generations, it seems like schools nowadays are getting more violent and even downright dangerous.
 
Students regularly participate in school shooter drills. Security officers are hired to make sure students don’t bring guns into class. Violence at all levels, even simple roughhousing, is being taken more seriously than it ever has.
 
In Colorado, this means that law enforcement… Continue reading this article

Colorado Crimes That Teens Commonly Commit at Prom
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A capstone of the high school experience, prom was designed to create fond memories your child can enjoy for a lifetime. Unfortunately, this good-time tradition often ends up putting added pressure on your teen to create memories he or she thinks should be a part of that tradition instead.
 
Which can be dangerous.
 
Take one Ohio teen who just last Spring was speeding to prom with three… Continue reading this article

Colorado Juvenile Records: How Can You Get Rid of Them?
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Psychological research on brain development and teen impulsivity shows that the adolescent brain’s reward centers have increased sensitivity, and that teens’ brains need to develop more in order for them to be able to rationally consider the long-term implications of bad decisions.
 
Conversely, the same line of research indicates that the deeper into the justice system they are thrust, the worse a teen’s family relationships, educational development, and… Continue reading this article

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.
 

Graffiti… Continue reading this article

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