Criminal Defense Attorney, Dawn Allison has devoted her legal career exclusively to... more
Criminal Defense Attorney, Dawn Allison has devoted her legal career exclusively to the practice of criminal law. She is passionate about the law and every defendant's constitutional rights. For those very reasons her work is respected by judges, clients, prosecutors, and other defense attorneys. She is well known for helping people in tough situations and her ability to achieve favorable r... 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.