Hammond Juvenile Attorneys — 2 found

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  1. Hammond Juvenile Law Attorney Angela Marie Elly

    Angela Elly

    I am an experienced criminal and civil law attorney. I have worked as an Assistant Public Defender (felonies, misdemeanors, juvenile delinquency, and OCS) and have held legal positions... more
    Licensed for 13 years - $250-$350/hour
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.9

  2. Hammond Juvenile Law Attorney Brett Keller Duncan

    Brett Duncan

    Brett is a lifelong resident of Hammond, LA. After graduating from Hammond High in 1994 he joined the Louisiana Army National Guard where he served for ten years helping to lead... more
    Licensed for 9 years - $150-$185/hour
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.6

Juvenile

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.