Review: “We recently had the need for an Attorney and were fortunate enough to get Kathy Rowell. She was very knowledgeable about the law and kept in contact extremely well through the whole process. We were very happy with her ...
Practice areas & skills: Juvenile, Child Custody, Family, Adoption
Review: “We hired Mr. Thompson on a criminal case where our son was falsely arrested , where a witness lied about the conduct of my son . It seemed to us that Mr..Thompsonwas as outraged about the circumstances as we were and purs...
Practice areas & skills: Juvenile, Child Custody, Criminal Defense, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Car Accidents
Review: “Mrs. Evatt is trustworthy, detailed, sincere, and driven by integrity. Her care and concern is genuine and apparent. She is honest and hardworking. I could not have asked for better representation.”
Practice areas & skills: Juvenile, Domestic Violence, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Child Support
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.