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    Juvenile Speedy trial – Procedural Schedule 19-2-108

    by H. Michael Steinberg is both an experienced and a dedicated Colorado Juvenile Criminal Defense Attorney

    As a former Senior – Career Arapahoe – Douglas County District Attorney -in his13 years (1984 – 1997) years as a prosecutor – H. Michael was assigned to the prosecution of hundreds of juvenile prosecutions. As a Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer for the last 16 years (1997 – 2013) – he has successfully handled hundreds more juvenile cases.

    Juvenile criminal defense lawyers must be specialized in this area and must have specialized training and experience to be effective on behalf of their clients… essentially just children. Because Juvenile Court is different than adult court –  an experienced lawyer in adult may be incompetent to practice in juvenile court.

    Where your child’s freedom and future is at stake…go with experience every time.

    Here is the statute referenced in the Article That Linked you to this page:

    19-2-108. Speedy trial – procedural schedule

    (1) The juvenile’s right to a speedy trial shall be governed by section 18-1-405, C.R.S., and rule 48(b) of the Colorado rules of criminal procedure.

    (2) In bringing an adjudicatory action against a juvenile pursuant to this article, the district attorney and the court shall comply with the deadlines for:

    (a) Holding the detention hearing, as specified in section 19-2-508 (3) (a) (I);

    (b) Filing the petition, as specified in section 19-2-508 (3) (a) (V);

    (c) Setting the first appearance, as specified in section 19-2-514 (4); and

    (d) Holding the adjudicatory trial, as specified in section 19-2-708 (1).

    [HMS – add in – 19-2-708. Entry of plea (1) Upon the entry of a plea of not guilty to the allegations contained in the petition, the court shall set the matter for an adjudicatory trial. Except as otherwise provided in section 19-2-107, the court shall hold the adjudicatory trial within sixty days following the entry of a plea of not guilty.

    (3) The court may grant a continuance with regard to any of the deadlines specified in subsection

    (2) of this section upon making a finding of good cause.


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