I have been married since 1986 and have been a father since 1991. Between these events I became an attorney in 1989. I have lived in Northern and Central Illinois. I am as familiar... more
I have been married since 1986 and have been a father since 1991. Between these events I became an attorney in 1989. I have lived in Northern and Central Illinois. I am as familiar with concrete under my feet as I am with driving along the shore of the sea of corn. I have worked with people as varied as doctors, teachers and farmers. I have represented ordinary people in areas from family c... 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.