Let Our Defense Attorneys Protect Your Child’s Freedom And Future
When a child is arrested in Colorado Springs or anywhere else in Colorado for a criminal offense, they face a completely different set of procedures, penalties and laws than adult offenders. When looking to hire an attorney for your son or daughter, it is vital that you look for an attorney with experience in handling juvenile cases. The last thing you want is an attorney that will treat your child’s case the same way as an adult’s case.
At Grabski & Shah Law P.C., we have extensive experience in juvenile defense work. Having practiced in front of every judge who handles a juvenile case, we know how each judge is likely to respond to a given situation and how to approach that situation to get the best result for your child.
Your Child Was Arrested. What Happens Next?
We understand that having your son or daughter arrested for a crime can be a difficult situation for the whole family, and an extremely stressful situation for your child, who may not fully understand what is happening and why it’s happening. As a parent, it’s important for you to stay calm, as that will also help your child remain more calm in a stressful situation.
It is vital to contact an attorney right away so they can protect your child’s rights from the very beginning. If your child was arrested and then released back to your care, you will need an attorney to help guide you and your family through the process. Just because your son or daughter is home with you now doesn’t mean the judge doesn’t have the power to take them out of your home in the future.
If your son or daughter was arrested and taken to a detention facility, an attorney can help you get your child back home. Within 48 business hours of the arrest, the judge is required to hold a detention hearing. At the detention hearing, the judge makes a decision on whether the child will be released back to their parent/guardian right away or whether they will be held in custody until a release plan or a placement can be decided.
Even if the judge releases your child back home, they will do so with many services in place, such as: tracking, wraparound, therapy, counseling, etc. The judge can even order Department of Human Services (DHS) involvement. It is imperative to get an attorney on your side right away to help you navigate everything that could happen to your child.
We Can Help Your Family Face This Difficult Challenge – Contact Us Today
Grabski & Shah Law P.C. serves clients in and around Colorado Springs, and we bring decades of experience to each case. To discuss your options with one of our attorneys in a free consultation, call us at 719-316-0417 or fill out our online contact form.