Joa Sherman graduated from Clark Atlanta University and then continued his education... more
Joa Sherman graduated from Clark Atlanta University and then continued his education at Thurgood Marshall School of Law. While in law school Mr. Sherman worked in an entertainment law firm and handled recording contracts, side artist agreements and endorsement deals with many major recording labels. Upon completion of the BAR exam Mr. Sherman worked as an Assistant Criminal District Attorney in... 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.