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The laws, rules, and regulations of the juvenile court system in Orange County vary greatly from those of regular adult criminal court. If your child has been charged with a crime, it’s important to hire an attorney that is familiar with the laws and protocol of the juvenile courts. Even though your child is not an adult, a serious criminal conviction may remain on their permanent record, and follow them into their adult life.

A completely separate and independent system from the laws that govern adults, the juvenile court systems aims to rehabilitate and counsel people between the ages of 10 and 18. The reasoning behind this comes from the idea that if you counsel a delinquent child and focus on his or her self-improvement, then he or she will be less likely to commit another crime in the future. 

Juveniles are capable of committing the same types of crimes as adults. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the case and the child’s prior criminal history, he or she can actually be tried in adult criminal court. Orange County juvenile crimes attorney Mark S. Devore has defended minors in both the adult and juvenile court systems charged with the following crimes:

  • Vandalism/Destruction of Property
  • Rape
  • Gang Activity
  • Theft Crimes
  • DUI
  • Drug Crimes
  • Assault and Battery
  • Murder, Homicide, or Manslaughter
  • Underage Drinking
  • Trespassing
  • Weapons Possession
  • Sex Crimes
  • Truancy
  • Probation Violations

Contact Orange County Juvenile Crimes Attorney

Orange County juvenile crimes attorney Mark S. Devore believes that no person’s life should suffer because of the mistakes he or she made as a child. That’s why Attorney Devore is 100% devoted to clearing your child’s name, and helping him or her avoid a variety of unfavorable legal penalties.  Attorney Devore can guide your child through every step of the legal process, provide professional advice, and negotiate to get the charges reduced or even dismissed.  If your child has been charged with a crime, let Orange County juvenile crimes attorney Mark Devore defend your child in court and protect his or her future. 


Please contact Orange County juvenile crimes attorney
Mark S. Devore for a free consultation at (714) 371-4400.


The Law Offices of Mark S. Devore, APC proudly serves all communities in Orange County and the surrounding areas, including Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Balboa Island, Brea, Buena Park, Capistrano Beach, Corona, Costa Mesa, Coto de Caza, Cowan Heights, Cypress, Dana Point, Del Mar, El Modena, El Toro, Foothill Ranch, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, LA, La Habra, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Leisure World, Lemon Heights, Los Alamitos, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Mission Viejo, Modjeska Canyon, Newport Beach, Orange, OC, Orange Park Acres, Placentia, Rancho San Margarita, Riverside, Rossmoor, San Bernardino, San Clemente, San Diego, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Silverado Canyon, Stanton, Sunset Beach, Surfside, Temecula, Tustin, Ventura, Villa Park, Vista, Westminster, Yorba Linda, and Van Nuys













People v. LW (LAX Court) - Client charged with DUI. Breath test .08. Charges reduced to traffic infraction and case dismissed with traffic school.
People v. S. G. (Riverside) - Appellate Division unanimously reverses client’s misdemeanor trespass conviction due to error in jury instructions.
People v. J.V. (Santa Ana) - Appellate Division unanimously reverses client's trespass conviction, ruling that 1) trial court committed multiple errors relating to jury instructions; and 2) even if jury had been correctly instructed, no reasonable jury could have found client guilty. CASE DISMISSED.
People v. S.D. (Santa Ana) - Appellate Division reverses client's jail sentence and five misdemeanor convictions relating to impersonating a police officer and resisting arrest. Appellate Division rules that trial court violated client's constitutional rights to due process and trial by jury.
People v. J.Z. (Santa Ana) - Court of Appeal reverses client's 4-year sentence and conviction for felony residential burglary involving $30,000 worth of jewelry due to faulty jury instructions.
People v. D.M. – (Santa Ana) - Superior Court dismisses multi-count rape indictment based on District Attorney’s withholding evidence from the Grand Jury.
People v. E.R. (Santa Ana) - Client charged with posessing heroin for sale after police searched her house pursuant to a search warrant. Motion to Dislcose Confidential Informant granted
CASE DISMISSED
People v. T.T. (Newport Beach) - Client charged with possession of burglary tools after probation search yielded master keys and keymaking equipment. Client confessed to making keys and attempting to break into storage units. Confession supressed for Miranda violation.
CASE DISMISSED
People v. C.H. (Santa Ana) - Client stopped for traffic violation, charged with possession of methamphetamine for sale. Motion to suppress granted.
CASE DISMISSED
People v. V.L - (Santa Ana) - Client charged with vandalism for slashing ex-wife's boyfriend's car tires. Client confessed to crime on video. Confession suppressed as being unlawfully obtained.
CASE DISMISSED
People v. S.N. (LAX Court) - Client charged with DUI after .09 breath test. Charges reduced to aiding and abetting a speed contest.
People v. T.I. - (Laguna Niguel) - Client charged with DUI, refusing blood alcohol test, and hit and run.
Case reduced to wet reckless.
People v. C.S. (San Diego) - Court of Appeal reverses client's 10-year sentence and convictions for possession of drugs and stolen credit cards due to unlawful search and seizure

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