I discovered my passion for the law while in high school. It led me to my major in... more
I discovered my passion for the law while in high school. It led me to my major in college and eventaully to Texas Tech University School of Law. While in law school I excelled in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure classes. During my third year I joined the Innocence Project of Texas and worked to undo injustice in the state by exonerating people who had been wrongfully convicted. I have take... 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.