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I have been a trial lawyer over 30 years. I have completed 284 felony jury trials, including 51 homicides. I have completed over thirty Special Circumstance cases. In 2002 the California Public Defenders Assn. gave me the Defender of the Year awar...
Practice areas & skills: Juvenile, Violent Crime, DUI & DWI, Sex Crime, Child Abuse
Exclusively Criminal Defense, DUI and Traffic matters in Kern County California including Lamont, Mojave, Taft, Shafter, Lake Isabella, Delano, drunk driving, drug charges, speeding over 100 mph, all criminal charges
Practice areas & skills: Juvenile, Speeding & Traffic Ticket, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence, Criminal Defense
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.