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Juvenile Criminal Law

Orange County Juvenile Defense Services

If your child is accused of a crime, chances are you have more have more questions than answers.

  • Should I hire a lawyer?
  • What are my legal options?
  • What will an Orange County juvenile defense attorney do for me?

While the answers to these questions differ based on individual circumstances, it’s important to know that even seemingly small cases can have life-altering consequences if they are mishandled, especially as it deals with you child’s juvenile record. When your child is charged with a crime, seek the immediate assistance of a juvenile defense attorney. At the Law Offices of Katie Walsh, we speak to the parents and the child. We help you navigate California penal code and the juvenile court system, and develop a sound legal strategy tailored to your unique situation.

What Will Juvenile Attorney Katie Walsh Do for Me?

Katie Walsh is a former prosecutor who has handled thousands of criminal and juvenile cases. Familiar with both sides of the courtroom, her firsthand prosecution experience will serve you well as she works to:

  • Walk you through the judicial process, step by step
  • Act as your advocate & mitigate your legal risk
  • Prepare for the Detention hearing to get your child released from jail
  • Maintain privilege & safeguard your privacy
  • Negotiate a plea on your behalf
  • Reduce penalties or clear you of charges
  • Provide emotional & family support

Benefits of Partnering With Our Orange County Juvenile Defense Lawyer

According to the Constitution, you are free to provide your own criminal defense. Unfortunately, most individuals do not have the legal expertise and courtroom experience to represent themselves—especially when their livelihood and future hangs in the balance. Trust our award-winning Orange County criminal defense firm to protect your Constitutional liberties when you face a minor traffic infraction, simple misdemeanor or serious felony matter.

When you are wrongly accused, Ms. Walsh is a professional, compassionate ally. New and returning clients are assured a high-quality defense that consists of:

  • Free, no-obligation consultations
  • An aggressive, in-depth examination of your case
  • Best-in-class investigators & expert witnesses
  • Persistence in negotiating plea agreements
  • Top-caliber trial performance
  • Competitive fees

Contact Our Team About Your Orange County Juvenile Case

The first step to confronting the charges brought against you is to call Orange County juvenile defense attorney Katie Walsh. Put your faith in a former prosecutor who understands the system, is familiar with Orange County justice personnel, and defends your child’s freedom as zealously as if it were her own child’s.

Even if you qualify for a court-appointed attorney, there is no downside to scheduling a free consultation with Ms. Walsh. Call (714) 351-0178 now, or connect online using our safe, confidential form.

To learn more about attorney Katie Walsh’s areas of juvenile defense practice, click on the links below.

Client Reviews

I hired attorney Katie Walsh to help my son when he was found with a large amount of drugs on school campus. She got us through the Expulsion Hearing, and miraculously he can go back to school at the winter semester...

AR- parent of minor client

I hired Katie Walsh to have my felony convictions expunged. She was able to expunge my record within 6 weeks of me giving her all the information. Even though technically I had a probation violation, and therefore the...

AR, criminal client

My 16 year old son was charged with possession of Marijuana, HS 11357(b). I was very concerned about what would happen to him and how this would affect his future. I contacted Ms. Walsh and she assured me that everything...

CT, parent of juvenile client

My child was charged with Felony Penal Code 597(a)- Animal Cruelty. After hiring Katie Walsh, she got the charges reduced to a misdemeanor, counseling, and 40 hours of chores at home. We come back in 6 months and the...

DH - Parent of Juvenile client

I hired Katie Walsh to represent my son on sexual abuse allegations- P.C. 288(a) and P.C. 288(b)- they were Strike Charges. After negotiating with the D.A., she got all the strike charges dismissed, and got my son...

DR- mother of juvenile client

Katie Walsh was fantastic throughout this entire process! My 13 year old son was charged with two counts of lewd act on a minor, PC 288(a) and was in juvenile hall. After hiring Ms. Walsh, she GOT MY SON OUT OF JAIL and...

EG, parent of juvenile client

My 14 year old son was arrested at school for P.C. 311 (child pornography). My son had innocent and stupid nude pictures of himself and friends on his phone. Ms. Walsh was extremely easy to talk to, and made my son feel...

GK,TK, parents of juvenile client

Ms. Walsh was a life saver when I didn't know what was going on, or how to handle the situation. My young daughter was attacked at her middle school and was seriously injured. At a time when both the school and the...

HA, mother of 13 year old Victim Rights client

I hired Katie Walsh to seal my juvenile record of PC 288(a) (lewd act on a minor), after my request had been denied by a Judge and by the Probation Department. After speaking with Probation, the DA and the Judge at a...

JW, former juvenile client

I was charged with a Felony Conspiracy charge- PC 182. After hiring Ms. Walsh she got my charged reduced to a misdemeanor right away, and now I just have to do community service and in 6 months my entire case will be...

KP, juvenile client

Ms. Walsh was like a breath of fresh air throughout this entire process. I was uncertain about the outcome, but she told me everything would be ok- and it was. She had my juvenile record sealed within 3 months of...

LR, former juvenile client

Ms. Walsh got the judge to terminate my son's probation and seal his 2 juvenile cases (Penal Code 288(a) and Penal Code 242) even though he had violated my probation by picking up a new case. By getting his record sealed...

MB- mother of juvenile client

At a very difficult time in my life I contacted attorney Katie Walsh. I am a teacher and was being harassed/stalked by a parent at my school. I wanted a Restraining Order against this person. Ms. Walsh listened to me...

MB, restraining order client

My son was charged with Lewd Conduct, P.C. 647 out of Downey, CA. After hiring Ms. Walsh, she spoke with the District Attorney, Probation, and the Judge. Even though the judge was not pleased with the offer, she was able...

MG, parent of minor

It is with sincere gratitude that I send this recommendation As a parent of a child that was arrested on a Felony Domestic Abuse charge and over 2000 miles away I had to rely on friend of a friends word that you would...

MPF, mother of criminal client

I really liked having Ms. Walsh as my attorney. She visited me in Juvenile Hall. I was charged with four counts of Robbery (Penal Code 211). This was my 8th juvenile petition. Ms. Walsh got 2 of the robbery charges...

MU, juvenile client

I was arrested for a felony Domestic charge, PC 273.5(a). After I hired Katie Walsh, my entire case was dismissed. I never had to appear in court. I felt very comfortable with Ms. Walsh- she was easy to speak with...

NF, criminal client

Katie was instrumental in helping me with a criminal matter as an advocate for me and my children when I was a named victim in a DV case. She patiently and expediently addressed all of my questions and was an invaluable...


My daughter was pulled over arrested for having a Fake ID. After hiring Ms. Walsh my daughter did not have to plead guilty- which would have affected her license status. She did community service, completed a legal...


My 14 year old daughter was involved in an assault and battery- PC 240/242, in Irvine. After hiring Katie Walsh the case was not referred to Court. My daughter was able to complete a class and the case will be dismissed...

SG, mother a juvenile client

My son was charged with possession of Child Pornography P.C. 311.11(a) - a charge I did not realize a child could be guilty of! As parents were beside ourselves when we found this out, and contacted Katie Walsh. She...

SH- mother of juvenile client

From San Diego I contacted Ms. Walsh about sealing my juvenile record in Orange County regarding a Petty Theft charge. She was always very responsive to any of my questions, and consistently kept me updated. Even though...

XL, juvenile client

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