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Michael E. Goodman was a criminal prosecutor before he went into private practice in 2003. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he worked as a school teacher. As an educator, he was called to court on a number of occasions to testify on matters involving h...
Practice areas: Juvenile, Criminal Defense, Family, Commercial
Review: “Ted Sansom was very nice and up front when dealing with my family. He probated my mother's will and then represented us when our father took us to court over it. My father had a will also (his was the last will) but...
Practice areas: Juvenile, Debt Collection, Family, Commercial, Real Estate
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.