I am an experienced courtroom attorney, expert in juvenile delinquency and criminal... more
I am an experienced courtroom attorney, expert in juvenile delinquency and criminal defense, especially in defending juveniles charged as adults. I represent clients privately and through the Office of the Public Defender in conflict-of-interest cases. Additionally, I have been associated with The Law Offices of Terri D. Mason, P.C., representing alleged disabled persons in adult guardianship... view profile
Lawyer in Towson, Maryland, handling a variety of criminal cases, including drunk... more
Lawyer in Towson, Maryland, handling a variety of criminal cases, including drunk driving incidents, juvenile law, and more. Additionally, I work with clients on their estate planning needs and business law transactions.
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.