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Practice areas & skills: Juvenile, Criminal Defense, Violent Crime, DUI & DWI
As an attorney, I greatly enjoy being a litigator, being in the courtroom to tell a story, and good legal writing. I have also found that I enjoy the policy making aspects of the non-courtroom practice, I want to be able to apply my excellent wri...
Practice areas & skills: Juvenile, Employment & Labor, Criminal Defense, Civil Rights, Native Peoples Law
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.