Chiriaco Summit Juvenile Attorneys — 2 found

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  1. Chiriaco Summit Juvenile Law Attorney Michael James Kennedy

    Michael Kennedy Pro

    Indio, CA Juvenile Law Attorney
    Licensed for 33 years


  2. Chiriaco Summit Juvenile Law Attorney Denise Elaine Shaw

    Denise Shaw

    Palm Desert, CA Juvenile Law Attorney
    Licensed for 20 years



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.