I've been practicing law in California since being sworn into practice law in... more
I've been practicing law in California since being sworn into practice law in California on December 3, 1982. Most of those 30 plus years of practice have been spent in the area of criminal and juvenile law. I can imagine that few private attorneys have both defense experience and prosecution experience, and even fewer can say that they've been an elected District Attorney. I have and I ... 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.
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