Juvenile Dependency and Confidentiality of Records

At the Orange County Law Office of David P Schwarz we have defended many attempts by the public to access confidentiall juvenile records. Please contact our office at 949 735 9266 or via the web. We can also be reached by email at dpslaw66@gmail.com.

A Juvenile Attorney will protect access to all records regarding a child that falls under welfare and institutions code. This would occur under section 300 where there are numerous allegations under the welfare and institutions code that would permit a juvenile court to assert its jurisdiction and thus all records would thus be come confidential.

Where the juvenile case file is privileged or confidential under any other state law or federal law or regulation prohibiting or limiting release of all or a portion of the file, that law prevails.

A Juvenile attorney will makes sure there is no access to the juvenile court records Unless a person is authorized to have access to juvenile court records under Welfare and Institutions codes section 827 whereby a person can seek inspection of the juvenile records. These individuals would be Court personnel.

The district attorney, a city attorney, or city prosecutor authorized to prosecute criminal or juvenile cases under state law.

The minor who is the subject of the proceeding.

The minor's parents or guardian. The attorneys for the parties, judges, referees, other hearing officers, probation officers, and law enforcement officers who are actively participating in criminal or juvenile proceedings involving the minor. The county counsel, city attorney, or any other attorney representing the petitioning agency in a dependency action. The superintendent or designee of the school district where the minor is enrolled or attending school.

At the Orange County Law office of David P Schwarz will makes sure the laws of the country are followed. The court must afford due process (including notice and an opportunity to file an objection to the release of the record or report to all interested parties) before releasing any information, and may only release protected material if disclosure is not detrimental to the safety, protection, or physical or emotional well-being of a child connected to the case.

A Juvenile lawyer will make sure your juvenile records are protected. The clerk of the superior court must maintain court files and records of a minor or nonminor dependent parent of a child who is the subject of a dependency petition separate from the court files and records of the child. The records of the minor or nonminor dependent parent may be disclosed to the county and the court in the child's dependency proceedings; however, information from the records may only be admitted as evidence in the proceedings under a court order finding that it is materially relevant to the case.

At the Orange County Law Office of David P Schwarz we have handled numerous juvenile law cases dealing with confidentiality issues. Please contact our office at 949 35 9266 or via the web. We can also be reached via email at dpslaw66@gmail.com.

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