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    Sentencing – Commitment to the Department of Human Services 19-2-909

    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 his 13 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:

    19-2-909. Sentencing – commitment to the department of human services

    (1) (a) Except as otherwise provided in sections 19-2-601 and 19-2-921 for an aggravated juvenile offender, the court may commit a juvenile to the department of human services for a determinate period of up to two years if the juvenile is adjudicated for an offense that would constitute a felony or a misdemeanor if committed by an adult; except that, if the juvenile is younger than twelve years of age and is not adjudicated an aggravated juvenile offender, the court may commit the juvenile to the department of human services only if the juvenile is adjudicated for an offense that would constitute a class 1, class 2, or class 3 felony if committed by an adult.

    (b) Any commitment to the department of human services pursuant to section 19-2-601 or paragraph (a) of this subsection (1) shall be followed by a mandatory period of parole of six months, unless the period of parole is extended by the juvenile parole board pursuant to section 19-2-1002 (5).

    (c) For purposes of this section:

    (I) “Determinate period” is defined in section 19-1-103 (40.5).

    (II) “Period of parole” means the period between the parole period start date and the parole period end date as determined by the juvenile parole board. The period of parole applies to both mandatory six-month parole and extended parole pursuant to section 19-2-1002 (5). The period of parole continues unless the juvenile is deemed to be on escape status, parole has been suspended pursuant to section 19-2-1002, or the juvenile returns to commitment status pursuant to section 19-2-1004. In such circumstances, the period of parole stops until the juvenile has returned to parole status.

    (2) Any juvenile committed to the department of human services may be placed in the Lookout Mountain school, the Mount View school, or any other training school or facility, or any other disposition may be made that the department may determine as provided by law.

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