I have worked as a criminal defense attorney since my admission to the Ohio Bar in... more
I have worked as a criminal defense attorney since my admission to the Ohio Bar in 1993 and the South Carolina Bar in 1997. I have trial experience ranging from DUI to Capital Murder. I am a senior trial attorney for the 10th Judicial Public Defender's Office and handle all serious felony offenses for my clients. I am admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the... 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.