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I am a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law (State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization). I have represented over 1000 clients in criminal matters, ranging in severity from misdemeanors to serious felonies, including rape, child molest...
Practice areas & skills: Juvenile, Violent Crime, DUI & DWI, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Sex Crime
Attorney James Victor Kosnett has represented students, their families, and licensed professionals throughout Central and Southern California since 1976. A graduate of Yale University and UCLA School of Law, Mr. Kosnett's experience ranges from s...
Practice areas & skills: Juvenile, Education, Employment & Labor, Administrative 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.