La Mesa Juvenile Attorneys — 3 found

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  1. La Mesa Juvenile Law Attorney Laura Rose Sheppard

    Laura Sheppard

    Laura R. Sheppard is a dedicated criminal defense lawyer in the San Diego area. She handles adult criminal misdemeanors and felonies, from DUI to drug sales and other serious felonies,... more
    Licensed for 6 years - 30 Min Free Consultation


  2. La Mesa Juvenile Law Attorney Joan Marie Rettinger

    Joan Rettinger

    Joan Rettinger is an attorney licensed to practice law in California. Ms. Rettinger has a proven track record of success. She earned her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from California... more
    Licensed for 1 year - 30 Min Free Consultation


  3. La Mesa Juvenile Law Attorney Alexis Marie Wood

    Alexis Wood

    La Mesa, CA Juvenile Law Attorney
    Licensed for 5 years
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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.