A former prosecutor, Amanda has experience handling all aspects of the criminal... more
A former prosecutor, Amanda has experience handling all aspects of the criminal trial process. In her career she has worked on criminal cases involving a variety of criminal charges including: DUI and other traffic offenses, assault, theft, robbery, burglary, fraud, and obstruction, among other things. During this work she has successfully handled pre-trial negotiations, jury trials, and appeal... 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.