Review: “I had Carol Gustin represent me in a juvenile case and the outlook was pretty bleak in the beginning. She however won my case and my little girl got to come back home. Thanks to her, I beat the odds that were against me.”
Practice areas & skills: Juvenile, Criminal Defense
Review: “I have used Mr. Williams for both person and business related legal issues. I found him to be very professional and a pleaseure to deal with. His office kept me informed on every aspect of my cases. Iwould highly recomm...
Practice areas & skills: Juvenile, Family, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Probate
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.