Tyler Pennington graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in... more
Tyler Pennington graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Social Psychology from Park University in 2006. Upon graduation he attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law where he graduated in 2010. While attending law school Mr. Pennington interned for the Missouri State Public Defender where he helped indigent individuals gain proper legal representatio... 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.