Archive | July, 2011

Juvenile Court in Orange County

July 29, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Juvenile Court,juvenile defense law   |   0 Comment

The juvenile court is part of the superior court and there are three types of cases they deal with: Juvenile Delinquency cases, Juvenile Status Offense cases, and Juvenile Dependency cases. Juvenile Delinquency cases involve minors that commit crimes that would be considered illegal even if they were adults. Juvenile Status Offenses cases involve a minor that commit offenses […]

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What hearings will my child have in juvenile court in Orange County, California?

There are 7 types of hearings in juvenile court: Detention Hearing If your child is locked up for more than 2 days, he or she will have a detention hearing within 3 court days. (A court day is a day the court is open.) The judge will decide if your child can go home before […]

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Trying Minors in Adult Court in Orange County, California

Occasionally a child can be tried as an adult, even if their previous records are sealed because the three-stirkes law says that most serious and violent crimes that are committed by minors can count against them in the future. A child who is 14 years old can be tried in adult court for some serious crimes. […]

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What happens at the juvenile court jurisdiction hearing?

July 12, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Jurisdiction Hearing,juvenile defense law   |   0 Comment

Often a child will admit to doing some of what they are accused of. The lawyer will talk to your child about what he or she should say in court. If there is a trial, the district attorney will make a case against your child. Then your child’s lawyer will present the defense. The judge […]

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Juvenile Delinquency Court Process

July 05, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   juvenile delinquency video   |   0 Comment

    This 13-minute video is designed to help youth, their parents, and victims of juvenile crime understand delinquency court. The video walks the viewer through common types of juvenile hearings and explains what to expect during the course of a typical delinquency court case. It is appropriate for delinquency court waiting rooms, juvenile halls, […]

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