Smyrna Juvenile Attorneys — 2 found

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  1. Smyrna Juvenile Law Attorney Berry Allen Foster

    Berry Foster

    Smyrna, TN Juvenile Law Attorney
    Licensed for 16 years
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  2. Smyrna Juvenile Law Attorney Patrick Lee Rice Sr.

    Patrick Rice

    Client Review: I met Patrick when he was appointed by the court as the attorney for a juvenile who was the subje...
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    Licensed for 4 years - $100-$200/hour



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.