Shelley Breeding was born in Bristol, Virginia and grew up in Lebanon, Virginia. She... more
Shelley Breeding was born in Bristol, Virginia and grew up in Lebanon, Virginia. She graduated from Council High School, a small public high school in Virginia, where she was part ofa graduating class of 20 students. Shelley was a Whittle Scholar at the University of Tennessee in the University Honors Program. While in college,she majored in Political Science as well asJapanese and World Busine... view profile
Ms. Samano is a graduate of The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (B.A. 2003) and The... more
Ms. Samano is a graduate of The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (B.A. 2003) and The Valparaiso University School of Law (J.D., 2007) where she concentrated in the school’s Mock Trial team and the Death Penalty Clinic. Ms. Samano was admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 2008 and has also been admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. She ... 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.