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Juvenile Law : Newsome & Associates, P.C.

Most people associate juvenile crimes with harmless pranks and child's play. Unfortunately, juvenile crime is being prosecuted more vigorously than ever, and all too often minor children face a lifetime's worth of penalties when they are tried as adults or kept within the criminal system throughout adulthood.

The way in which a juvenile crime is prosecuted will depend on the severity of the crime in question, the circumstances surrounding the crime, and the age of the defendant. Over 60 percent of the victims of juvenile crime are other juveniles. The juvenile justice system in your area may be equipped to care for juvenile offenders, but all too often the system is a first stop on a long road to prison and lifelong problems with the law. Furthermore, a juvenile adjudication may preclude future employment or education opportunities for a juvenile.

Luckily, with the proper criminal defense, a juvenile accused of a minor or severe crime can get charges reduced or even dropped and make sure the adult criminal record does not reflect the mistakes of youth. However, this process can be long and demanding and requires a Colorado juvenile criminal defense attorney who is in tune with current issues and the specific rules of the juvenile justice system and knows what it takes to address prosecutors and other officials on behalf of their clients.

Early intervention is a necessity for the proper defense of a juvenile crime in Colorado Springs. Even if your child is only being investigated for such a crime, it's important that you protect your rights and the rights of your child by retaining an experienced attorney as soon as possible. The ideal juvenile justice attorney understands the system, has a track record of success, and has the resources it takes to fight for your rights.

In an attempt to deter juvenile crime, law enforcement officials seem to raise the stakes for juvenile offenders year after year. The best defense is not committing the crime at all, but whether your child is innocent or guilty, he or she deserves fair treatment by the juvenile justice system and the best criminal defense available. Colorado criminal defense attorney John Newsome understands the stakes - and the juvenile justice system. Have you or your child been accused of a juvenile crime? Call today for more information and a free, confidential case consultation.


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