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San Joaquin County Criminal Defense Attorney

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Criminal charges can carry severe penalties, including jail time, fines, and a permanent criminal record. Even if you have never been charged with a criminal offense before, you may still be at risk of being convicted. The prosecution often has significant resources at their disposal and will work to present a compelling case against you. Consequently, having an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side is strongly encouraged.

At the Law Office of John W. Noonan, we are dedicated to defending the rights of our clients. We know that you have a story to tell, and we will work hard to make sure your side of the story is told. We are ready to fight for you and your freedom.

Fill out our online contact form or call our firm at (925) 886-4281 for a free consultation and find out how we can help.

What Does a Defense Attorney Do?

Criminal defense is a practice area that involves defending individuals who have been accused of a crime. Criminal defense lawyers may represent clients in both state and federal courts. They may also represent clients in front of a grand jury or at a preliminary hearing. While some criminal defense lawyers work as public defenders, many others work in a private law firm like ours.

Our law firm represents clients facing all types of criminal charges, including:

  • DUI
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug crimes
  • Juvenile crimes
  • Theft crimes
  • Sex crimes
  • Violent crimes

Criminal defense lawyers may be hired to defend a client before charges are filed, or they may be hired after charges have already been filed. They may also be hired to represent a client after they have been convicted. Criminal defense lawyers must be licensed to practice law in the state in which they are practicing.

Common Defense Strategies

In the realm of criminal defense law, attorneys employ multiple strategies depending on the nature and specifics of the case. These strategies are designed to protect the rights of the accused and seek the most favorable outcome possible. It is not uncommon for attorneys to use a combination of techniques when presenting their clients' cases.

Some commonly used defense strategies include:

  • Lack of Evidence: This defense strategy is employed when the prosecution's case lacks sufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant committed the crime.
  • Actual Innocence: Instead of demonstrating that there isn't enough evidence to convict someone, the defense attorney will instead focus on establishing the defendant's innocence.
  • Affirmative Defense: An affirmative defense requires the defendant to provide evidence supporting a justification for the alleged crime. Examples include self-defense and duress.
  • Alibi: This strategy involves providing proof that the defendant was elsewhere when the crime took place, making their involvement impossible.
  • Abandonment and Withdrawal: Also known as the renunciation defense, this strategy applies when a defendant was involved in the planning of a crime but withdrew before the crime was committed.
  • Rights Violations by Law Enforcement: This could include illegal search and seizure, failure to read Miranda rights or coerced confessions. If successful, this strategy may lead to evidence being thrown out or the entire case being dismissed.

Remember, the choice of defense strategy varies greatly with the specifics of each case. Therefore, it's crucial to have an experienced criminal defense attorney meticulously review the details of your case to determine the most effective defense strategy.

Contact Our Firm for Aggressive Criminal Defense in San Joaquin

Criminal defense is a complex area of law that requires experience and knowledge. You want an attorney who is experienced in criminal defense and can anticipate the prosecution's arguments. Further, you want to work with someone who has the knowledge and resources to advocate for you aggressively. We are ready to do just that at the Law Office of John W. Noonan.

Call our firm at (925) 886-4281 today to speak with a San Joaquin County criminal defense attorney.

Recent Cases

Over 14,000 Cases Successfully Handled
  • Case Dismissed DUI
  • Case Dismissed Felony Domestic Violence
  • Penalties Reduced Felony Drunk Driving
  • Penalties Reduced Felony Drunk Driving With Injury
  • Case Dismissed Felony Juvenile Case (Multiple Charges)
  • Case Dismissed Felony Sex Charge

Hear From Our Clients

    "Forever grateful!"
    When I hired him I was in trouble and he went out of his way to get a great deal and I am forever grateful!
    - Former Client
    "Ensure the results of our case were timely."
    Thank you, Mr. Noonan, for assisting my family in their legal troubles. You were able to work efficiently and ensure the results of our case were timely.
    - Former Client
    "No one better in the business!"
    Great people and great help :) Love the Noonans and their helpful company. No one better in the business!
    - Chris Bernardi
    "He went above and beyond & supported my case til the end!"
    I highly recommend John Noonan. My case got dismissed! He went above and beyond & supported my case til the end! The staff was super friendly, professional, & knowledgeable. This made the whole process easy and less stressful for me. The communication was exceptional! I appreciated the prompt return phone calls within 24 hours if I had any questions about my case.Christine was amazing also, she reassured me when I would have any questions or concerns. Outstanding group of legal professionals here. I will definitely send you referrals in the future. Thanks again John Noonan and Staff!
    - Precila Gomez
    "Forever grateful."
    I was going through a DUI situation and unfortunately it was not my first.....I was actually now facing a felony. What mattered to me even more this time was that I was now married with children and it was not just me that faced the harsh consequences but my wife and daughters too. When all was said and done Mr. Noonan was able to close the case which was fair in the fact that I paid my debt to society, but I was able to do so while still maintaining my career and my freedom from incarceration. For this I will be forever grateful.
    - Daniel Broughton
    "Fantastic people, honest advice and an outstanding lawyer!"

    I was referred to John Noonan and upon entering his office I knew immediately he was a fantastic guy. His staff was so welcoming and informative answering all my questions and making me feel at ease. Not only is his staff and daughter Chrissy absolutely incredible people but he is an outstanding lawyer. His knowledge of the practice is impeccable and I will highly recommend John and Chrissy for years to come. Fantastic people, honest advice and an outstanding lawyer!

    - Jason Umbarger
    "They work hard, they work with you, and your loved ones, they care."
    I was thrown into a legal debacle with not much warning, the Law Office of John Noonan, and his entire team, continue to be phenomenal. From bail coordination to every detail of my case they have been exceptional. No one wants legal issues but should they arise this is the team to call. They work hard, they work with you, and your loved ones, they care. A bonus, the team happens to be incredibly kind folks as well. Easy location, plenty of parking, close to both 580 and 680 exits.
    - Jess Lack
    "Highly professional, highly recommended!"
    John helped us get the outcome we wanted for our case. Most of my correspondence was with Chris who is always a phone call away, any time, any day, to answer all our questions. Highly professional, highly recommended! Excellent individuals who you can trust on your behalf
    - Robby Warren

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