Review: “Good lawyer who helped me twice: Once with my son when he was a juvenile and also with a personal family matter. Both times he was compassionate and very thorough.”
Practice areas & skills: Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence, Wills & Living Wills
Review: “Joe helped me in 2 separate cases. I won both. First he helped me get a big settlement in a personal injury suit. He also helped me with a criminal issue and made sure that I did not go to jail.”
Practice areas & skills: Divorce & Separation, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Family
Review: “Mr. Roberts helped me in working through the guardianship petition for my special needs son a year ago. He was not only wonderful with me but with my son as well. It is such a difficult thing to say to a court that your c...
Practice areas & skills: Family, Criminal Defense, General Practice
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.