About Robert D. Miller, Attorney-at-Law Education: Pearland High School, Class of... more
About Robert D. Miller, Attorney-at-Law Education: Pearland High School, Class of 1998 San Jacinto College, A.A. University of Houston, B.A. Humanities, Class of 2002 South Texas College of Law, Doctorate of Jurisprudence, Class of 2006 Employment: Law Firm of Kevin H. Pham, Internship, 2006 Spartan Adjusting Company, Staff Attorney, 2006-2007 Brazoria ... 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.