For the past decade I have practiced criminal defense exclusively in Federal, State... more
For the past decade I have practiced criminal defense exclusively in Federal, State and Local courts at the trial and appellate levels. I have defended clients charged with every variety of crime from municipal disorderly conduct to Federal wire/mail fraud and complex money laundering cases. My state court experience includes defending homicide cases, sexual offenses and ot... 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.