Norwood, Massachusetts Attorney Cynthia E. MacCausland provides high quality legal... more
Norwood, Massachusetts Attorney Cynthia E. MacCausland provides high quality legal services in the areas of Family Law, Child Welfare, Criminal, Bankruptcy and Consumer Law. Cynthia is active in the community participating in events and training seminars, engaging with her peers and serving on several committees with the Womens Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association and the Massachusetts B... 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.