Born into a family of prosecutors, Mrs. Ridley has long known the legal processes of... more
Born into a family of prosecutors, Mrs. Ridley has long known the legal processes of the criminal justice system. Knowledge of how the prosecutor’s office works along with compassion for the issues that criminal defendants are faced with has given her a deep-rooted affinity for the rights of the accused. Her strong belief that all individuals have rights makes her an excellent addition to your ... 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.