I am board certified in criminal law and criminal appellate lawand focus my practice... more
I am board certified in criminal law and criminal appellate lawand focus my practice on the defense of citizens accused of criminal conduct. I am experienced in the defense of all criminal cases, from simple misdemeanors to complex felony offenses. I am well versed in the defense of juvenile offenders, and clients in federal court. I have represented clients in more than 250 appeals in six cour... 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.