Colorado Springs police officials have arrested a juvenile on suspicion of shooting and killing a 43-year-old man, according to this KOAA news report. The man’s body was found on a hiking trail near the Marvin J. Urban picnic pavilion in Palmer Park. He had died of multiple gunshot wounds, officials said. Police are not releasing the name of the suspect because he is a juvenile. The investigation is ongoing.
When a juvenile is accused of a Colorado violent crime or felony such as homicide, it could have lifelong consequences on the young person. Juvenile courts in Colorado work differently than regular courts or “adult courts.” However, this does not mean that children accused of serious crimes are let off easy. The pluses to having your child’s case tried in juvenile court include protection of your child’s identity and privacy, and the ability to have the hearings closed to the public and media. Still, in some cases, prosecutors can ask a judge to treat the juvenile “as an adult.” What this means is that your child’s case could be moved to an adult court where the case could become a public spectacle. This could happen with serious crimes such as murder, homicide or sexual assault cases.
If your child has been accused of committing a crime, you need a skilled and aggressive juvenile crime defense attorney, who will at the same time remain sensitive to your situation. The experienced Colorado Springs juvenile crime defense lawyers at The Bussey Law Firm P.C. will work hard to make sure that your child is treated fairly. The juvenile justice system can be complex and hard to understand. Call The Bussey Law Firm P.C. today to find out how we can help save your child’s future.