Review: “Mr. Bours represented me in a complex case which required extensive legal research, computer forensics, and dealing with an extremely difficult prosecutor. I felt like I was his only client. He kept me informed, went the ...
Practice areas & skills: Juvenile, Criminal Defense, Family, DUI & DWI
Review: “He worked with me and my children in a very hostile situation. He was great in court, and is very personable and got the result we wanted!”
Practice areas & skills: Juvenile, Criminal Defense, Lawsuits & Disputes, International Law
Review: “Gwyn Hoerauf is a damn good lawyer ...She will fight for her client...She is still work on our case...It's a long road, but I know she will do a good job to bring our family member home...”
Practice areas & skills: Juvenile, DUI & DWI, Family, 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.