Lake Helen Juvenile Attorneys — 2 found

Lawyers with

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1.0 to 10.0


  1. Lake Helen Juvenile Law Attorney Claude Ashton Van Hook III

    Claude Van Hook

    Deland, FL Juvenile Law Attorney
    Licensed for 43 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    9.6

  2. Lake Helen Juvenile Law Attorney Richard Scott Jackson

    Richard Jackson

    Deland, FL Juvenile Law Attorney
    Licensed for 29 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    8.0

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.