David L. Bolander has been guiding clients through the legal challenges of divorce,... more
David L. Bolander has been guiding clients through the legal challenges of divorce, death, custody issues, and abuse in St. Joseph and Northwest Missouri since 1997. David says, “Every day I see families being torn apart by separation, divorce, addictions, and abuse. Children suffer long term effects from these situations. As an attorney, I try to minimize the negative effects on the children... 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.