Juvenile Rights for Children Accused of a Criminal Offense
The nature of the allegation contained in the juvenile delinquency petition;
The juvenile’s right to counsel by a lawyer and if the juvenile, parent, guardian, or other legal custodian is indigent, that the juvenile may be assigned a Colorado attorney to act as legal counsel, as provided by law;
The juvenile need not make any statement, and that any statement made may be used against the juvenile;
The juvenile potentially has the right to a preliminary hearing as set forth in Colorado law;
The juvenile’s potential right to a jury trial as set forth in Colorado law;
That any plea of guilty by the juvenile must be voluntary and not the result of undue influence or coercion on the part of anyone;
The sentencing alternatives available to the Court if the juvenile pleads guilty or is found guilty of committing a delinquent act;
The juvenile’s right to bail, as limited by law, and the amount of bail, if any, that has been set by the court;
Under certain circumstances that the juvenile may be subject to transfer to the criminal division of the district court to be tried as an adult, as provided by Colorado law.Can I Hire Juvenile Defense Lawyer H. Michael Steinberg to Represent my Child?
Yes. H. Michael is a Juvenile Defense Lawyer that is specially qualified to represent children. Most lawyers handle many kinds of adult cases and therefore lack the experience and knowledge to provide effective legal representation in juvenile court. Mr. Steinberg has successfully handled thousands of juvenile cases. Your child’s freedom and future is at stake. Call our office right now for a free consultation. Your child deserves the best juvenile defense possible.