I was raised in a small Upper Cumberland community. I attended the local high school... more
I was raised in a small Upper Cumberland community. I attended the local high school and went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude from Tennessee Tech. Afterwards, I earned my Law Degree from The University of Tenneessee. Now, I have returned to the Upper Cumberland; opening my own law firm in Cookeville, Tennessee. Located in the Historic North Dixie District, I am grateful to be able to serve the m... 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.