Juvenile CrimesDefending the Accused with Experience & Passion
Denver Juvenile Crime Attorneys
A Vigorous Defense Guards a Young Person’s Prospects
Are you facing criminal allegations as a juvenile? Mount a strong defense to juvenile cases by discussing your situation with an experienced Denver juvenile crimes attorney. At Fife Luneau, P.C., we will work hard to prepare a top defense to protect the prospects of the accused. An adolescent mistake does not have to ruin someone’s life. We are here to help.
Contact our team today at (720) 408-7130 for a FREE consultation!
Conviction as a Juvenile
Some Denver residents see a juvenile crime conviction as “not a big deal” because they believe the record is immediately sealed when the young man or woman reaches the age of 18. This is not the case. The court may expunge matters, but having records expunged requires a petition to the court, and the case must meet certain criteria. Even if the court seals a record in this way, it can be obtained and applied to sentencing if the state convicts that juvenile of a crime as an adult.
Even juvenile convictions can impact a person’s ability to:
- Join the military
- Get a job
- Pursue college
- Achieve apprenticeship into a trade
- Get financial aid for higher education
Protect your child’s future by calling our firm at (720) 408-7130.
How Prosecutors Can Charge Juveniles as Adults
In some cases, prosecutors may try to direct file the case into adult criminal court instead of using the juvenile court. Direct filing can occur if the accused is 14 years or older and is alleged to have committed specific serious offenses.
Offenses that can lead to a filing in adult court include class 1 or 2 felonies, serious “crimes of violence,” serious weapons offenses, vehicular manslaughter, or vehicular assault. If the juvenile has one or more prior felonies on his or her record, a direct file is available even for lesser offenses.
If a prosecutor has charged a juvenile in adult court, a vigorous defense is even more important. It goes without saying that those incarcerated as children in adult prisons do not tend to have futures as productive adults in society. To protect a young person, you need an experienced Denver juvenile defense lawyer on your side.
We offer FREE consultations, so contact us today at (720) 408-7130.
Fife Luneau, P.C. is one of the most respected law firms when it comes to DUI and criminal related cases. We have a remarkable track record up and down the Front Range, successfully handling some of the most complex cases.
- Acquitted of All Charges DUI Acquittal
- Dismissed Careless Driving
- Dismissed Careless Driving
- Dismissed Attempted Murder, Assault, Menacing with a Deadly Weapon, Distribution of Marijuana
- Dismissed Assault in the Third Degree (Domestic Violence)
How should I choose a Denver criminal defense attorney?A: First and foremost, your lawyer should be confident and knowledgeable in their practice. You should always feel comfortable with discussing the details of your situation and your freedom and your rights should be your counsel’s top priority. At Fife Luneau, P.C., our team has a true passion for what we do, and our experience and zealous advocacy is a testament to this. We have a proven track record for results and will always fight for your best interest.
How much are your legal fees?A: Fife Luneau, P.C. handles cases on an upfront flat-fee schedule that is determined based on how severe your charges, how complex the case, and whether you need to go to trial. We will discuss all issues with you beforehand, and once you agree to our fees, we’ll hold your money in a trust on your behalf. This way we can focus on your matter and not on money. Our firm also accepts all major credit cards.
After an arrest, what are my rights?A: Every U.S. citizen is granted certain rights by the Constitution. These include the face that you are innocent until proven guilty, and that burden is put on the prosecution. After you have been charged, you have the right to a public trial, skilled counsel of your choosing or a court-appointed lawyer, if needed, the right to remain silent to protect yourself from incrimination, the right to cross-examine the accused, the right to testify, or not, and the right to an appeal.