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I have an extensive background in child abuse due to my many years of service as a child abuse expert which include Forensice Investigator with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services or CPS. I was one of the original three CPS inve...
Practice areas: Juvenile, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Family
Review: “I have worked with Mrs. Walker for 2 years. She will give an honest assessment of your facts--even if it is not what you want to hear. I appreciate her being available after five and always returning a phone call. ”
Practice areas: Juvenile, Family, Criminal Defense
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.