Navigating the legal system can be challenging, especially when it involves juvenile criminal charges in Colorado. Like in many states across the U.S., Colorado has laws and regulations are in place to handle minors who engage in unlawful behavior differently than adults. The Juvenile Court System in Colorado Colorado handles minors under the age of
If you’ve been charged with a minor in possession (MIP) charge in Colorado, you may be wondering what it means and how the process works. In Colorado, an MIP charge is actually an unclassified petty offense which doesn’t involve jail time; however, there are fines and other penalties associated with it. What Is Minor in
The criminal justice system can be complicated. It doesn’t exist to simply punish people for their crimes; rather, it is meant to rehabilitate convicted offenders. That is generally true for adults convicted of crimes in Colorado, and most definitely true for juvenile crimes in Colorado. Therefore, it probably shouldn’t be the big surprise that it
It is all the rage these days to discuss the seriousness of bullying trends throughout the country. A recent Colorado incident caught on video and shared via YouTube made bullying a topic of conversation in the state. Now, the conversation isn’t just about bullying but also about a teenager being charged with a violent crime.
It is the go-to argument for why 18-year-olds should be able to legally consume alcohol: “They can serve our country in the military and carry weapons, but they can’t drink?” Colorado State Senator Greg Brophy sees logic in that argument and is bringing it to the legislative table. Current Colorado drinking laws require a person
We recently published a post about the Colorado teen who has been arrested and charged with the murder of a young girl. The defendant is 17 years old, which adds an element of complication to the way the court will handle this violent crime case. Whether a defendant is tried as an adult or juvenile
A Colorado Springs TV station is reporting that an investigation into area drug trafficking has resulted in the arrests of at least 19 people, including one juvenile. The probe by FBI and federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents into heroin sales began in March of this year, though the station notes that it aired a report