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) 807-7077 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) 807-7077 today to speak with a San Joaquin County criminal defense attorney.

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