Review: “My case was very twisted and there was a good deal of police hanky panky over certain documents that (would be in my favor) magicall disappeared from police records. Due to the complexity and the details my case needed t...
Practice areas & skills: Juvenile, Family, Civil Rights, Child Custody, Criminal Defense
Attorney Kevin P. O’Donnell was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. He received his Bachelor of Sciences degree in 1991 from Fordham College, and his Juris Doctorate degree from Fordham University School of Law in 1994. In 1995, Attorney O’Don...
Practice areas & skills: Juvenile, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence, Criminal Defense, Consumer Protection
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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.