Juvenile Offenses: Felony, Misdemeanor, and Municipal

Patrick McKinstry is an experienced and respected Colorado juvenile criminal defense lawyer, with a proven track record of successful outcomes in the courtroom. Contact the McKinstry Law Firm for a free and confidential consultation.

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In the state of Colorado, juveniles can be charged with many of the same criminal charges that adults face, but the justice system is designed to treat them differently. In most juvenile cases, there is an emphasis on rehabilitation, but serious charges against a minor can still lead to serious consequences, including incarceration in a state facility.

If your son or daughter is facing criminal charges, it’s vital that you seek legal assistance from a juvenile criminal defense attorney with experience handling all state felony and misdemeanor juvenile offenses. Juveniles are entitled to the same presumption of innocence and due process as adults, and the government is held to the same high standards of proof in prosecuting juvenile defendants.

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The scientific, medical, and behavioral health communities understand that the human brain is still developing well into a young person’s twenties, and all adolescents are susceptible to impulsive and reckless behavior. It’s crucial that a child’s future not be derailed by a lapse in judgment, even a serious one, and a juvenile defense lawyer who has the necessary experience and proficiency can, in many cases, work with the prosecution to achieve a satisfactory outcome. But if the case goes to trial, you’ll need a juvenile criminal defense lawyer on your side who has litigated juvenile delinquency cases. Mr. McKinstry has litigated juvenile felonies and misdemeanors in state court, and knows how to expose the weaknesses that exist in every case, offering your best chance at an acquittal.

Contact The McKinstry Law firm for a free and confidential review of your son or daughter’s juvenile delinquency charges in the Denver metro area.

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