Orange County-based lawyer David E. Swanson has been trying criminal defense cases... more
Orange County-based lawyer David E. Swanson has been trying criminal defense cases since 1991. He started his career as an Orange County Public Defender and transitioned into private practice as a criminal defense attorney in 1998. Currently, he is recognized by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law. David E. Swanson graduated... 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.