We are a boutique law firm offering assistance to those in need of criminal legal... more
We are a boutique law firm offering assistance to those in need of criminal legal representation. Attorney Matthew E. Ladd is a former prosecutor with the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office. He prosecuted thousands of cases ranging from misdemeanors to felonies including violent crimes, child abuse, theft, and murder. After fulfilling his commitment to State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Run... view profile
Mr. Whitton was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania. While attending the... more
Mr. Whitton was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania. While attending the University of Tennessee for his Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling (Deafness), Mr. Whitton became interested in law. He then attended and graduated, magnum cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University where he received a Juris Doctorate in Law. .
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.