Teller County Juvenile Crime Lawyers
Defense for Your Child
Juveniles who commit criminal offenses can face a gamut of unfortunate consequences, ranging from time in jail to juvenile detention to expulsion from school. If you are a teenager who has recently been arrested for a crime like drug possession or theft; or if you are the parent or caregiver of a juvenile who is in trouble, you likely seek reliable, honest advice about how to battle back against misdemeanor or felony charges in Colorado and cope with the fallout of the arrest.
Common Types of Juvenile Offenses
- Playground assaults (e.g. bullying)
- Drug crimes
- Driving under the influence of alcohol
- Assault and battery
- Cyber crimes (e.g. internet blackmail, "sexting" etc.)
Rebuilding Your Life and Getting on a Better Course
Unfortunately, the juvenile justice system in Colorado and elsewhere in the United States struggles to treat young offenders compassionately. Studies suggest that juveniles who undergo incarceration for crimes at an early age have a tendency to become repeat offenders (a.k.a "recidivists"). And the "peer environment" at juvenile facilities and jails often reinforces bad habits and destructive ways of thinking about behavior and interpersonal relationships.
Thus, if you are a parent or a caregiver who is concerned about the welfare of a juvenile who is in trouble, you likely want to do everything possible to help the youngster manage his or her issues and avoid potentially catastrophic long-term consequences. That's a serious challenge. But before you can effectively explore solutions, you need to deal with the imminent charges.
To that end, look to Teller County criminal attorney Timothy Bussey. The Bussey Law Firm, P.C, has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell – the highest rating that this peer review service provides. Attorney Bussey is a former active duty judge advocate who has served as a special Assistant Attorney General as well as a prosecutor. He has helped settle over 1,000 cases. Whether you are dealing with a relatively minor charge, such as possession of a small amount of marijuana, or a major, potentially life altering felony DUI charge, you can trust defense attorney, Tim Bussey to provide strategic, compassionate legal guidance.
Call the offices today at (719) 475-2555 to schedule a free personal consultation with Attorney Bussey, or check out the rest of our website for additional criminal defense resources.