Interim committee seeks representation for juveniles - Colorado Politics

Interim committee seeks representation for juveniles

Author: Peter Marcus - November 4, 2013 - Updated: November 4, 2013

Critics complain it could take away parental control Following revelations that an estimated 45 percent of juveniles last year in Colorado faced delinquency cases without an attorney, lawmakers this week recommended legislation to address the deficiency. But some prosecutors and lawmakers believe requiring attorneys for a youth offender limits parental rights, which could set up […]

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Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus is senior statehouse reporter for Colorado Politics. He covers the legislature and previously covered politics, the governor’s office, the legislature and Congress for The Durango Herald. He joined The Herald in 2014 from The Colorado Statesman, a Denver-based political weekly. The Washington Post twice named Marcus one of the nation’s top state-based political and legislative reporters.