A minor who was arrested for leaving a bomb at his school has been charged as an adult, according to the Denver Post. The sixteen-year-old boy faces charges of attempted murder, use of explosives, possession of explosives and two counts of felony menacing. A teacher at the boy’s school found an explosive device. The school was evacuated, and the bomb squad exploded the device in a safe area away from the school. No one was injured. The police described the device as being similar to a pipe bomb. The boy’s attorney has filed a motion to return the case to juvenile court. He believes that it belongs there because the boy has never been in trouble before and n one was hurt in the incident.
Has your child been arrested and charged as an adult. Speak with an experienced Denver criminal defense attorney immediately to protect your family’s rights.
Minors can be charged as adults if the circumstances warrant, although it is not terribly common. Typically, this happens in cases where the crime was very serious and the minor has a history of being in trouble with the police. The consequences generally become much more severe when children are tried as adults, and some believe that a child who is tried as an adult will have a much harder time reclaiming hos or her life and moving on after the consequences for their actions have been paid. It is possible to have the charges moved back to juvenile court, however the process can be complicated.
Speak with experienced Denver criminal defense attorney Alaurice Tafoya-Modi today to discuss your options if your child has been arrested. Mrs. Tafoya-Modi fights hard for the rights of every client, and will work to ensure that your minor child is handled by the juvenile courts instead of being tried as an adult. There is a reason why minors face different procedures and consequences than adults. Alaurice Tafoya-Modi is a dedicated, compassionate Colorado criminal defense attorney who will fight to protect your family. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION, contact the Tafoya Law Firm today by calling (303)813-1100 or using the contact form on this website.