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Thank you for looking at my Avvo profile. I've been licensed to practice law in Florida since 2009. I graduated from Florida State University's College of Law in 2008 and I have a BA in English Honors from the University of South Florida. During my time in law school, I interned at a local criminal defense firm, as well as the local public defender's office. I also completed two clinical course... view profile
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I maintain a private law practice in St. Petersburg, Florda. I am also an ordained minister, and I perform infant dedications, baptisms, weddings, and funerals. I enjoy fishing, SCUBA Diving, reading, traveling, and movies.
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.