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
Damien D. Brewster, Esq., a partner with Keenan, Ciccitto & Associates, LLP, handles general civil, real estate, construction, consumer protection, and copyright infringement litigation, criminal defense, juvenile delinquency and dependency, and c...
Practice areas & skills: Juvenile, Litigation, Consumer Protection, Criminal Defense, Expungement
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.