Archives for: April 6th, 2015

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

House Bill 12-1271, signed into law earlier this year, could play a significant role in the case of Austin Sigg, who has been charged with the murder of Jessica Ridgeway.  Sigg’s attorneys have already declared that they will be seeking to implement the reverse transfer procedure provided for by this bill.


What is a reverse transfer? Essentially, what a reverse transfer does is allow a juvenile who has been

The Austin Sigg Case undoubtedly will be followed closely by the public due to the understandably heightened interest in the murder of Jessica Ridgeway.  The attention paid to this case will certainly raise questions as to juvenile court procedure, and how juvenile court procedure differs from that in adult court.


A juvenile taken into custody is entitled to an initial hearing addressing the validity of his arrest and detention.