Modesto Juvenile Attorneys — 3 found

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  1. Modesto Juvenile Law Attorney Robert D. Chase

    Robert D. Chase

    Modesto, CA Juvenile Law Attorney
    Licensed for 41 years


  2. Modesto Juvenile Law Attorney Douglas Darby Maner

    Douglas Maner

    Doug is a Certified Criminal Law Specialist, certified by the State Bar of... more
    Licensed for 32 years - 60 Min Free Consultation
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  3. Modesto Juvenile Law Attorney Ernest M. Spokes Jr

    Ernest Spokes

    Modesto, CA Juvenile Law Attorney
    Licensed for 36 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.