Yardley Juvenile Attorneys — 2 found

Lawyers with

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1.0 to 10.0


  1. Yardley Juvenile Law Attorney John J. Kerrigan Jr.

    John Kerrigan

    A graduate of St. Joseph's University and Catholic University School of Law, Mr.... more
    Licensed for 42 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    10.0

  2. Yardley Juvenile Law Attorney Jan C. Grossman

    Jan Grossman

    Newportville, PA Juvenile Law Attorney
    Licensed for 24 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

Juvenile

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.