Criminal Defense in Orange County

Orange County Curfew Sweep

Orange County law enforcement recently went on a curfew sweep in order to catch juveniles who might be violating their curfew. Overall, 29 juveniles were arrested. The juvenile task force was 180 in number comprised of officers from 19 different agencies. Their goal was to pick up kids 17 and under who were still on the streets after 11pm. In Orange County, juveniles cannot be wandering the streets after 11pm (10pm in some areas). That curfew ends at 5 in the morning. Law enforcement does not arrest juveniles out after curfew if they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The curfew enforcers concentrated their efforts in areas of Orange County that are more prone to juvenile criminal activity. The goal was to get kids off of the streets so they would stay out of trouble. Juveniles who roam the streets late at night and into the early morning hours are more likely to be involved in criminal activity. These police efforts are geared more toward rehabilitation than toward punishment. After taking the juveniles into custody, they were held until their parents could pick them up. There are still penalties, however, for both the parents and the child.

In Orange County, parents could face up to six months in jail if their child breaks curfew and juveniles could face time in juvenile detention centers. In addition to confinement, there may also be imposed fines. Orange County law enforcement has been conducting these curfew sweeps for five years now. If your child was detained for breaking curfew and you are now facing the reality of criminal penalties, please do not hesitate to get in touch with an Orange County criminal defense lawyer from The Law Offices of Barney B. Gibbs. This firm handles all areas of criminal defense, including juvenile offenses.