Alaina graduated from Indiana University in 2003 with a Bachelor’s Degree in... more
Alaina graduated from Indiana University in 2003 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism with a concentration in Political Science. She graduated with her Juris Doctorate from the University Of Dayton School Of Law in 2006 and was admitted to the bar in October 2006. Alaina is licensed to practice law in the State of Indiana and in its Northern and Southern Districts. She is a member of the Indi... view profile
Professional lawyer who has unique experiences in a variety of criminal defense... more
Professional lawyer who has unique experiences in a variety of criminal defense courts as well as juvenile justice areas including residential placement facilities, detention centers, and correctional facilities.
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.