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Juvenile Rights Protection
The juvenile legal system differs from the adult justice system in many ways, which includes allowing certain privileges for minors such as having their parents present during police questioning or having their names kept confidential. As a lawyer who specializes in juvenile law, I help minors understand the juvenile justice system and present their defense in juvenile court.
The juvenile court has jurisdiction over children under 17 years of age who are said to have committed a delinquent act or status offense. A delinquent act is one that would be a crime if it were committed by an adult. In contrast, a status offense is an act that would not be a crime if it were committed by an adult. My practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of juveniles and protecting their futures.
Juvenile court does not only address juvenile offenders. Your child can become a dependent of the court if social services or law enforcement officials are notified that your child is being abused, neglected, or has been abandoned. If such a claim is made, a social worker will petition the court to have your child made a dependent of the court. It is imperative that you retain an attorney immediately.
When a person is too young to make decisions for themselves or is an adult who is incapacitated and can no longer care for their own interests, guardianship law allows the court to appoint someone to make legal and welfare decisions on their behalf. I help clients navigate the issues related to guardianship to ensure their interests are protected. Click the button below and to get started on your case.