A brief introduction. My name is Joe Dane and I was a prosecutor with the Orange County District Attorney's office and have been practicing law for over 17 years now. I have handled every type of criminal case - from DUI, petty theft, domestic violence up to felony cases such as gang charges, homicide (murder and manslaughter). Before law school, I was a Reserve Deputy Sheriff in Los Angeles County, working uniformed patrol. I attended the LA County Sheriff's Academy with awards for academics and firearms and earned the "Top Cadet" honor. While a patrol deputy, I would typically work 100 hours a month - all for a dollar a year.