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Review: “My wife and I took in a child as foster parents, and Jake Jackson handled the adoption for us. He explained how the process would work very clearly, worked very effectively with the DCF and adoption agency caseworkers, an...
Practice areas: Juvenile, Criminal Defense, Adoption, Probate, Family
A native of Florida, I attended the University of Miami, graduating with honors. Thereafter, I attended Florida State University College of Law, graduating in 1974. My career began with the Broward County State Attorney's Office, where I became ...
Practice areas: Juvenile, DUI & DWI, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence
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.