Taunton Juvenile Attorneys — 2 found

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  1. Taunton Juvenile Law Attorney Vassil Nenkov

    Vassil Nenkov

    Please visit www.Nenkov.com and read my biography
    Licensed for 14 years
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    6.6

  2. Taunton Juvenile Law Attorney Jessica Hanley

    Jessica Hanley

    Taunton, MA Juvenile Law Attorney
    Licensed for 13 years
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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.