San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney Heather A. Melone was born and raised in Southern California. She grew up in the Los Angeles area and graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Envir...
Practice areas & skills: Juvenile, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence, Criminal Defense
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Practice areas & skills: Juvenile, Child Abuse, Entertainment, Corporate & Incorporation
Laura R. Sheppard is a dedicated criminal defense lawyer in the San Diego area. She handles adult criminal misdemeanors and felonies, from DUI to drug sales and other serious felonies, as well as juvenile delinquency cases. She also has a thrivi...
Practice areas & skills: Juvenile, Criminal Defense, Family
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.