Attorney Michelle Medina graduated Cum Laude from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida with a degree in Sociology and Communications. She has always aspired to helping the... more
Attorney Michelle Medina graduated Cum Laude from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida with a degree in Sociology and Communications. She has always aspired to helping the disadvantaged, and decided that law school would be the best avenue in accomplishing that. She graduated FAMU College of Law, and immediately worked for the Office of the Public Defender in the 9th Judicial Circuit. Ms. Me... 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.