Mr. Hayes prides himself on thoroughly investigating every possible issue and working with the client to resolve their legal dispute. Mr. Hayes understands the sensitivity and seriousness of his clients circumstances and zealously advocates for th...
Practice areas & skills: Juvenile, Criminal Defense, Appeals, Federal Crime, Domestic Violence
Over 30 years of experience defending litigants charged with felonies, misdemeanors and serious traffic offenses. We also handles juvenile crimes and related administrative hearings connected with crimes and state licensing. Former Court Adminis...
Practice areas & skills: Juvenile, DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense
Southern California's Leader in DUI & Criminal Defense, Serving all of SoCal - Offices in LA & OC
Practice areas & skills: DUI & DWI, 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.