Review: “Sara Webster handled my teenager's difficult journey through the juvenile justice system, protecting her rights and getting the system to work for US, rather than our being overwhelmed and at the mercy of the system. ...
Practice areas & skills: Juvenile, Sex Crime, DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Expungement
Review: “Brendan negotiated a great settlement for me under which any potential points were eliminated and I paid a small fine. He carefully walked me through what to expect, and made sure everything went smoothly.”
Practice areas & skills: Juvenile, DUI & DWI, Family, Criminal Defense, Immigration
Most of my practice is criminal defense with cases ranging from drugs, violent crimes, juvenile matters to driving under the influence. I've also done election law on political campaigns for judges and politicians. Lastly, I have helped represent ...
Practice areas & skills: Juvenile, Violent Crime, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Election Campaigns & Political Law, 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.