After receiving her J.D. from the University of Arkansas in 2006, Heather joined the Sebastian County Prosecutor’s Office in Fort Smith as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. Shortly thereafter, she returned to Fayetteville and continued her work as a ...
Practice areas & skills: Juvenile, Family, DUI & DWI, Wills & Living Wills, Criminal Defense
I'm an attorney licensed in Arkansas and Texas, and awaiting my Louisiana bar results. Currently I teach American History and ELA to seventh graders at Natchitoches Magnet School. This enables me to complete pro bono hours in the summer.
Practice areas & skills: Juvenile, Family, Immigration
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.