Norm Partington is a very experienced, creative and successful advocate for clients... more
Norm Partington is a very experienced, creative and successful advocate for clients who are accused of serious criminal offenses in state and federal courts. What makes Norm different than many other attorneys is his commitment to communicating effectively and clearly with his clients. Norm believes strongly in listening closely to his clients to be sure he really understands their situation, a... 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.