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Castle Rock Juvenile Criminal Lawyer | Douglas County Juvenile Attorneys in Colorado

Colorado’s juvenile criminal justice system can often be confusing to understand. How juveniles, teens, and children are treated in Castle Rock and Douglas County when accused of committing a crime depends on many factors. The juvenile criminal defense lawyers at the O’Malley Law Office have over 40 years of experience handling juvenile criminal cases, and we are ready to defend your child. We are familiar with the procedures courts follow in juvenile criminal cases and are prepared to help your family through the court process. Whether your child is facing charges involving drugs, Burglary, Minor in Possession of Alcohol or Marijuana (MIP), Sexting, Sexual Exploitation of a Child, or juvenile Sexual Assault on a Child, our juvenile lawyers are here to protect them.

Parker Juvenile Crime Lawyer: Juvenile Adjudication and Direct File in Colorado

If a child is accused of committing a criminal offense in Parker, such as Indecent Exposure, Assault, Trespassing or Criminal Mischief, they will have to appear in Castle Rock teen court / juvenile court. The juvenile court is located at the Douglas County Courthouse in Castle Rock.  Here, the juvenile or teen will appear before a juvenile judge or juvenile magistrate. If a juvenile is found guilty in juvenile court, they will not receive a conviction, but instead a juvenile adjudication. Juvenile adjudication basically means the teen will be given alternatives to the consequences of an adult criminal conviction. If a juvenile is accused of committing a more serious criminal offense, such as Sexual Assault or Murder, they can be charged as an adult. This is known as Direct File (Direct Filing). There are specific laws in place for when a prosecutor can use Direct File on a juvenile or child in Colorado. If a child is convicted of a criminal offense as an adult under Direct File, they will serve a jail or prison sentence once they turn 18 years old. Contact a Castle Rock juvenile criminal lawyer from the O'Malley Law Office to meet with your child if they are facing criminal charges.

Learn more about juvenile record expungement in Castle Rock and Douglas County.

Juvenile Record Expungement in Castle Rock and Larkspur: Can a Juvenile Record Be Expunged in Douglas County?

If a juvenile is adjudicated in Larkspur or Castle Rock, there is a possibility that your child’s criminal record can be expunged. Expungement means the criminal case will be closed and it won’t be accessible to the public. Where a juvenile is facing a conviction for an offense such as Sexual Assault, Murder / Homicide, or felony Assault, record expungement may not be possible, but there are ways to lessen the impact of a conviction or adjudication.

Juvenile Lawyer in Castle Rock: Our Criminal Lawyers Have Relationships with Treatment Providers and Counselors

In Castle Rock, many juvenile cases require the help of a drug treatment program, sex offender treatment program, or a mental health counselor. Our criminal defense lawyers work closely with treatment providers and counselors across Colorado to ensure a better outcome in your child’s criminal case. In a juvenile sex crime case, a Castle Rock juvenile criminal lawyer at the O'Malley Law Office will work with other sex treatment providers to make certain the government does not rely on the “one-size-fits-all” approach with your child. In all juvenile criminal cases, a Castle Rock juvenile criminal lawyer at the O'Malley Law Office can educate the government in understanding your child’s situation and the circumstances of their charges.  If they won't listen, we are prepared to take the case to trial.

Contact a Castle Rock juvenile criminal lawyer at the O'Malley Law Office if your child is facing charges.

Douglas County Juvenile Criminal Defense Attorney: Call Us at 303-265-1950

The Castle Rock criminal defense lawyers at the O’Malley Law Office understand that children and teens make mistakes. In many cases, they are falsely accused.  Often, the government is unforgiving despite knowing the facts. A Castle Rock juvenile criminal lawyer from the O'Malley Law Office will work hard to get your child’s case dismissed, refer your child to a diversion program or help get your child’s record expunged. We want to help your child have access to the opportunities that other children their age have.  We want them to go to college, find housing or find a good job. Your child deserves a second chance and a hopeful future.