David Meyer is an attorney serving the Joplin and Southwest Missouri Area. The focal... more
David Meyer is an attorney serving the Joplin and Southwest Missouri Area. The focal point of his practice is all things that affect families and children. Mr. Meyer's passion is demonstrated by his work in the family and juvenile courts where his favorite role is that of Guardian Ad Litem. He is currently the President-Elect of the Jasper County Bar Association and a board member for Legal ... 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.