Review: “Alex prepared for all contingencies, communicated with us regularly, and handled all the details of the case effectively, bringing about the best possible legal outcome. Most important, he was candid, direct, and very ...
Practice areas & skills: Juvenile, Family, Consumer Protection, Probate, Criminal Defense
Review: “mr. bart,did a great job. two not quilty verdicts via two charges that should not have been filed. ed came through in trial even though the jugde was wrongly ruling in favor of the district attorney.”
Practice areas & skills: Juvenile, 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.