Eric graduated with a Bachelor of Art's degree in History from Emory University in 1989. He received his JD degree from Washington University School of Law in 1992. Eric was licensed to practice law in the State of Missouri in 1992 and the State ...
Practice areas & skills: Juvenile, DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Constitutional
Review: “He charged a great price and did not push into anything. I had my class c felony dropped to a class B misd. He also went to court over 10 times till we finally got a great offer.”
Practice areas & skills: Juvenile, Consumer Protection, Personal Injury, Public Finance & Tax Exempt Finance, Construction & Development
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.