I have been a lawyer since 1994 and have a private practice in Montgomery County,... more
I have been a lawyer since 1994 and have a private practice in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Most of my work involves representing people charged with a crime. My legal career began at Dilworth Paxson, LLP, a large law firm in Philadelphia, where I was an Associate from 1994 to 1996. In 1996, I joined the Montgomery County District Attorneys Office, serving as an Assistant District A... 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.