Review: “Sam was knowledgeable, responsive and very sensitive to the needs of my family. He was an excellent counselor as we worked through a difficult situation, and I would definitely recommend him to others.”
Practice areas & skills: Juvenile, Child Abuse, Guardianship, Education, Employee Benefits
Review: “I have gone to Jonathan over the years for help with a number of legal issues. He is truly amazing. He is smart, reliable, responsive, and always made me feel like I was in good hands. I would highly recommend Jonathan...
Practice areas & skills: Juvenile, DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Slip and Fall Accident
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.