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Dublin Juvenile Criminal Defense Attorney
Alameda County Juvenile Criminal Charges Defense
Are you the parent or guardian of a child who has been arrested or charged with a crime? Our firm provides effective legal advocacy for juveniles, helping them seek opportunities for rehabilitation in the juvenile court system. At the Law Office of John W. Noonan, we strive to find sentencing alternatives that, if found responsible, are rehabilitative and ensure juvenile offenders are treated fairly. Attorney John W. Noonan has been making a difference in the lives of young people in Northern California since 1963.
Do you need to speak with a lawyer regarding an arrest or accusation of juvenile crime? Call our 24-hour phone number at (925) 807-7077 and arrange your free consultation.
California Juvenile Drug Possession & Other Common Juvenile Crimes
Perhaps one of the biggest differences between the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems is that juveniles do not have the right to a jury trial. The judge will hear all arguments, evidence, and witness statements in a trial shorter than adult trials. Dublin juvenile crimes attorney, John W. Noonan, has extensive experience defending juveniles and is committed to making a difference in the lives of young people charged with juvenile crimes.
Our law firm represents individuals charged with juvenile offenses such as:
- Underage drinking charges
- Minor in possession (MIP)
- Drinking and driving (DUI)
- Drug possession
- Theft and property crimes, such as shoplifting and vandalism (graffiti)
- Illegal firearms and weapons charges
- Sex crimes
- Statutory rape
- School suspension
When Can a Juvenile Be Tried as an Adult in California?
There are circumstances when a juvenile can be charged as an adult. If a juvenile is charged with a crime—such as murder or vehicular manslaughter—or has prior convictions, he or she may be tried as an adult depending on their age. When a juvenile is facing adult charges, the court system and the consequences of a conviction can have a very serious effect on juveniles and their families. John Noonan has extensive experience in the federal, state, and juvenile court systems. He is a vigorous advocate for minors whose futures are at stake because of arrests for alleged juvenile offenses.