Palm Desert Juvenile Attorneys — 3 found

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  1. Palm Desert Juvenile Law Attorney Denise Elaine Shaw

    Denise Shaw

    Palm Desert, CA Juvenile Law Attorney
    Licensed for 20 years
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    6.7

  2. Palm Desert Juvenile Law Attorney Michael John Harrington

    Michael Harrington

    Rancho Mirage, CA Juvenile Law Attorney
    Licensed for 22 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    9.5

  3. Palm Desert Juvenile Law Attorney Peter John Nolan

    Peter Nolan

    Palm Desert, CA Juvenile Law Attorney
    Licensed for 15 years
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Juvenile

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.