I am a former prosecutorwith eleven years of experience in all areas of criminal law,... more
I am a former prosecutorwith eleven years of experience in all areas of criminal law, from juvenile to homicide. Itriednearly 80 cases. My experience allows me torepresent my clients with their best interests in mind. I maintain contact with my clients so that theyare aware of their rights at each step of the case and are able to make informed decisions. Myyears of experience as a prosec... view profile
With offices in both Tucson and Green Valley, Peter G. Schmerl limits his practice... more
With offices in both Tucson and Green Valley, Peter G. Schmerl limits his practice to estate planning, probate, guardianships, conservatorships, juvenile law, and general business representation. He is a graduate of Amphitheater High School in Tucson, the University of Arizona, and the University of Arizona College of Law. A resident of Green Valley, Peter is aPast President of the Kiwanis Club... view profile
Juvenile law applies to young children and teenagers—usually defined as less than eighteen years old, depending on the state. Minors accused of breaking the law are processed under a juvenile justice system. This system is completely separate from the one used for adults, and the penalties involved are usually far less severe than in the adult system. Juvenile law also carries certain protections that do not apply to adults; for example, names are kept confidential and parents can be present during police questioning. A lawyer who specializes in juvenile law will help minors understand the juvenile justice system and present their defense in juvenile court.