When a child is charged with a crime, it can have far-reaching consequences on both the child and child’s family. Juvenile convictions can interfere with college plans, eligibility for military service, employment and personal relationships. Because Colorado law recognizes the decision-making and developmental differences in juveniles and adults, a juvenile system has been established that can help juveniles avoid the long-term impacts of a criminal conviction.
Juveniles and adults in Colorado can be charged with the same crimes, but the court systems are organized such that the adult system is geared toward punishment and the juvenile system is geared toward rehabilitation. Still, juvenile charges are serious matters and can result in incarceration, removal from parents and sometimes the same sentences as adults.
Because of the significant impact of being charged with a criminal offense as a juvenile, and the even greater impacts of a conviction, it is important that the juvenile and their parents jointly decide to obtain the representation of a lawyer who can alleviate the pressure of this type of conviction and guide them toward a favorable outcome. The skilled attorneys at Aviso have represented juveniles facing offenses ranging from minor drug and assault charges to very serious sexual assault charges. With an approach of providing top quality representation while also guiding families through a very difficult process, we seek to offer the very best representation for our clients and their families.
Every attorney will tell you they put their clients first. That is true for Aviso Law but it’s how we go about it that sets up apart. We understand the difference between being prepared and aggressive in courtrooms, while being understanding and pragmatic in client meetings. We believe in being realistic as well as easy to work with through all the phases of your case, both in and out of court; this saves you money and time while still receiving the service you deserve with the goal of achieving desired results.
To us, success isn’t measured by the years we’ve spent behind a desk but by the careers we’ve built, the contacts we’ve made, and the thousands of clients we’ve served to protect jobs, families, education, and reputations. We developed our careers in Colorado’s military and civil courts, successfully defending clients from all walks of life. We come highly rated by our clients and have received professional recognition for our work.
Breaking the Mold
We’re not your typical law firm. We don’t wear fancy suits (unless we have to in court) and we don’t hide behind big imposing desks. Reflective on our military roots, we strive to serve. We understand the legal process can be threatening and worrisome, which is why we work with our clients to get results. We aim to be respectful, diligent, and cost-effective while practicing the highest standards of legal representation.