Tara Haaland-Ford has been practicing Criminal Defense since November of 2000. She... more
Tara Haaland-Ford has been practicing Criminal Defense since November of 2000. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of California Santa Barbara. She attended the University of San Francisco School of Law where she graduated cum laude and was voted the Student of the Year by her graduating class. While in law school she earned the Alexis J. Perillat Award for Excellence in... view profile
I am dedicated to helping clients with their legal matters in the areas of: Criminal... more
I am dedicated to helping clients with their legal matters in the areas of: Criminal Defense Family Law Divorce/Legal Separation/Nullity of Marriage Adoptions Child Custody and Visitation Child Support Domestic Violence Pre and Post-Marital Agreements Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Dependency My law practice focuses mainly on Family Law, Juvenile Dependency/Civil Rights of Children ... 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.