Young People Make Mistakes.
It’s easy for children and teens to get pressured by peers into doing the wrong thing. And it’s easy for the adults, including police, to be suspicious of minors even when there is not a lot of evidence. Whether your child has been charged with auto theft, assault, criminal trespass, or any other offense the Colorado juvenile defense lawyers at the Liberty Law Center are here to help.
Having your child become involved in the criminal justice system at a young age is often very frightening and overwhelming. You need all the support you can get, not only in getting your child through this tough time, but also making sure you as a parent are getting your questions answered. At Katzman, Beck & Thom, P.C., we approach juvenile cases from a family perspective. We are here to not only fight to keep your child’s record clean and get them on a better path towards adulthood, but also to provide you with a strong support system and resources to help your entire family. With more than 40 years of experience, our firm knows the juvenile justice system in Colorado, including the judges, prosecutors, police, and the resources available to help young people. When a juvenile is charged, we look at all the facts and present a complete picture to the court. We want to make sure that any sentence he or she receives does the most good with the least damage. Our initial consultations are free. There is no reason to do this alone anymore. Let us talk with you to determine the best plan of action for you and your child.
Is Your Child/Teen Facing Criminal Charges?
We have experience defending charges including, but not limited to:
- Burglary, theft, shoplifting
- Auto theft
- Assault, fighting
- Property damage and vandalism
- Underage drinking / Minor in Possession
- Drug possession, drug sales, transporting drugs
- Online Harassment/Bullying
Juveniles, because of their youth and inexperience, often make bad choices that can lead to criminal charges. At Katzman, Beck & Thom, P.C., we will work hard to minimize the potential damage that criminal charges can have on a juvenile’s future. If you are charged and/or convicted with assault or fighting as a juvenile, there is a possibility that the case may be expunged. We also assist with juvenile expungements to ensure that our young clients have a clean slate to begin their adult lives.
Protecting Your Young Person’s Future
Remember, you are not alone! At Katzman, Beck & Thom, P.C., our juvenile defense lawyers are here to guide you through this process and provide your child with the strongest defense possible. We will protect your young person from false charges and unfair treatment by the police and prosecutors, and if the charges are unjustified we work hard to get the case dismissed.
Alternatives For Your Juvenile
Our attorneys are aware of the options available to help your teen get a fresh start. For first time minor criminal offenses, the District Attorney may be willing to offer to refer the case to Diversion. Diversion offers the opportunity for a juvenile to avoid adjudication (conviction.) Even when your child has made a mistake, we’ll negotiate the least restrictive sentence, such as public service, counseling, drug treatment, traffic school, restitution, probation or deferred sentencing.