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    Dec 31

    2018 Changes To Juvenile Sexting Laws In Colorado 18-7-109 & 18-6-403 By H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Juvenile Crimes  Criminal Defense Lawyer – Attorney 2018 Changes To Juvenile Sexting Laws In Colorado – On January 1, 2018 Juveniles who are eligible to be prosecuted for sexting will benefit from a new law that introduces a more reasoned approach to the act of sexting – House Bill 17-1302. Juvenile “sexting” is teenagers sending and receiving nude photos of … Read The Rest

    May 17

    2017 Colorado Law – Speeds Up Sealing Juvenile Criminal Cases A New Law Expedites The Expungement of Colorado Juvenile Criminal cases. The impact of the new law is to immediately expunge Colorado Juvenile Criminal Records if: The juvenile is found not guilty, If the case is dismissed or When the juvenile completes the sentence. Law Does Not Apply To Repeat, Violent or Aggravated Juvenile Offenders Colorado repeat offenders, or those who are adjudicated for violent crimes, are … Read The Rest

    Sep 12

    In this 2015 Juvenile case involving an adjudication for Unlawful Sexual Contact and Indecent Exposure, the Colorado Court of Appeals held off a challenge to Colorado’s requirement for the juvenile to comply with Sex Offender Registration. In this case the a 15 years old at the time of the charged offenses, was adjudicated delinquent for acts that: (if committed by an adult), would constitute misdemeanor unlawful sexual contact, attempted misdemeanor unlawful sexual contact, and two counts of … Read The Rest

    Jun 18

    By H. Michael Steinberg – Colorado Juvenile Crimes Criminal Defense Lawyer – Email the Author at [email protected] The Colorado juvenile detention hearing is a critical stage of any criminal case for both the juvenile and the parent or legal guardian. It is then that the judge decides whether the juvenile should be held without bond, a reasonable bond be set, or the child released on his or her own recognizance into the custody of their parent … Read The Rest

    May 31

    Juveniles held in custody in Colorado have the same freedoms taken from them as the adults in the neighboring courtrooms. However for years they were denied the right to a court appointed lawyer to help them assert their constitutional rights. Now that has all changed. May 30, 2014, Children and teens who are in custody and charged with Colorado crimes, are entitled to a lawyer whenever they face a judge such as the critically important detention … Read The Rest

    Mar 25

    By H. Michael Steinberg – Colorado Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyer – Email the Author at [email protected] Colorado Juvenile Defense – What To Do When Your Child Is Under Arrest – When the phone rings late at night and you learn your child is under arrest or being questioned by the police – what do you do? This article contains practical advice on how to proceed.. First – Should You Retain A Colorado Juvenile Criminal Defense … Read The Rest

    Oct 29

    Colorado Juveniles Treated As Adults – Direct Filing Laws By H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Juvenile Crimes Criminal Defense Lawyer 2013 saw the Colorado state legislature taking back some of the power of Colorado District Attorney’s in the area of juvenile law description.  As a result of a perceived juvenile crime wave in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s – (something I remember well as I prosecuted one of the highest profile juvenile homicides at the … Read The Rest

    Aug 23

    By H. Michael Steinberg – Colorado Criminal Juvenile Defense Lawyer – Attorney New Research Bears On Whether Children Can Understand “Adult” Miranda Warnings Juvenile Miranda Warnings Under Colorado Law? – Under Colorado Juvenile Criminal Law – The Miranda warnings given to children as young as 11 – are the SAME warnings given to adult suspects about to be questioned A forensic psychologist by the name of Richard Rogers along with research conducted buy the    National Science … Read The Rest

    Aug 22

    By H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Juvenile Criminal Lawyer Colorado Juveniles IN CUSTODY Have The Right To A Parent’s Presence At Questioning – 19-2-511. BUT Juveniles questioned OUT OF CUSTODY – DO NOT. It is widely believed – and I am often asked – if school authorities and or police officers can question their children without the parent’s permission or presence. The shocking answer is yes – they can. The answer is always  in the law – … Read The Rest

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