Many people assume that juvenile records are sealed. While the general public does not have access to juvenile records, they are available to law enforcement, courts, the government and the military. As the result, a finding of juvenile delinquency is something that should be avoided, if possible.
At the Law Offices of Steven M. Werner, P.C. in Colorado Springs, I defend children who are charged with crimes ranging from underage drinking, to drug offenses, to burglary, to assault. I also represent families in civil juvenile court proceedings such as adoption, termination of parental rights, and paternity actions.Defending Juveniles Charged With Crimes
Anyone who is charged with a crime should be represented by an experienced defense lawyer. Even though the consequences in juvenile court are not the same as the consequence in adult court, your child could be sent to a juvenile detention facility. Your child could also end up with a criminal record that could affect his or her future.
In Colorado, parents may be liable for up to $25,000 in restitution if your child commits a serious crime that results in property damage or other losses.
For more information about juvenile court proceedings or to schedule an attorney consultation: Call 719-473-4885 or fill out the contact form on this Web site. My law office is located near the courthouse in Colorado Springs.