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About Orange County District Attorney’s Office

According to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, “As the sole countywide law enforcement agency in Orange County, the Office of the District Attorney represents the People of California in some civil and in most criminal proceedings. Tthe Office has a budget of $80 million and a staff of 650 including executive managers, attorneys, investigative staff, paralegals and legal support staff,  and administrative staff. The Office’s 250 attorneys annually prosecute over 80,000 cases.  Office personnel are located in six Justice Centers (Central, Harbor, North, South, West and Juvenile) throughout the County.”

The District Attorney has a number of specialized units such as insurance fraud, worker’s compensation fraud and juvenile crime.

According to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office “The Office of the District Attorney has a vertical unit to prosecute automobile insurance fraud.  There are many kinds of auto insurance fraud including fraudulent or false claims by drivers, schemes involving staged collisions or accidents in which medical and legal professionals are involved, and insider fraud by persons employed by auto insurers.

California’s employers must maintain Workers Compensation Insurance coverage for their employees.   The system exists to create a mechanism for employees to receive treatment and compensation for injuries which occur on the job.   The system is expensive for employers who have faced premium increases in recent years.  There is huge fraud in the system, and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office maintains a vertical unit devoted to prosecution of crimes involving fraud in Workers Compensation Insurance.

The Office of the District Attorney is responsible for presenting evidence in Juvenile Court of the criminal activity of minors within Orange County. In a juvenile court hearing, the prosecuting attorney appears on behalf of the People of the State of California. The District Attorney’s Office is also responsible for referring and monitoring juveniles placed in Juvenile Drug Court and filing petitions on chronic truants. Unlike adjudication in adult criminal court proceedings, the goal of juvenile delinquency law is to rehabilitate the minor, not necessarily punish or incarcerate. The minor is represented by an attorney on his or her behalf.  The primary duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice in light of the special interests and needs of the juvenile as well as the safety and welfare of the community.”

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