Phyllis G. Bossin is the principal and founder of Phyllis G. Bossin & Associates.... more
Phyllis G. Bossin is the principal and founder of Phyllis G. Bossin & Associates. She has been practicing family law for over thirty years and has been listed in Wood White’s The Best Lawyers of America in Family Law for over fifteen years. She has been named as a Super Lawyer in Ohio in Family Law since its inception. She is also ranked as one of Ohio’s Top 50 Female Super Lawyers, one of C... view profile
Thomas D. Heekin, Jr. practices in criminal defense, including felony, misdemeanor,... more
Thomas D. Heekin, Jr. practices in criminal defense, including felony, misdemeanor, murder, OVI, domestic violence, traffic and drug cases, as well as juvenile matters. As a former Hamilton County Assistant Prosecutor, he has had 5 years experience as a criminal prosecutor and now has over 20 years experience in private practice as a criminal defense lawyer.
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.