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Stanislaus County Criminal Defense Attorney

Representing Clients in Modesto, Stockton, & Turlock

If you or someone you know has been arrested and charged with a crime in Stanislaus County, it is strongly encouraged that you retain the services of a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The penalties of a criminal conviction can be severe, and a criminal record can haunt you for years. With so much at stake, it is imperative that you take your charges seriously and seek legal counsel.

At the Law Office of John W. Noonan, we are ready to take on your case and fight for your rights. We have decades of experience and have handled thousands of cases. We know the law and have the resources to defend clients in all types of criminal defense cases.

Our law firm offers free case evaluations. Contact us onlineor call our firm at (925) 886-4281 to schedule an appointment.

Felony vs. Misdemeanor Charges

Criminal charges are generally categorized into two primary types: felonies and misdemeanors. Felonies are considered more serious crimes, such as murder, rape, grand theft, or kidnapping, and often carry heavier penalties, including hefty fines, long-term imprisonment, or even capital punishment. Conversely, misdemeanors are less serious offenses like petty theft, public intoxication, or minor assault, and typically involve lighter penalties such as smaller fines or short-term jail sentences.

Despite the severity spectrum, both felony and misdemeanor charges can significantly impact your life, your reputation, and your future opportunities. This is where the role of an experienced criminal defense attorney becomes crucial.

Long-term consequences of a criminal conviction can include:

  • Permanent criminal record, which can affect future job prospects and housing applications
  • Loss of certain civil rights, including the right to vote or possess firearms
  • Difficulty in obtaining professional licenses or security clearances
  • Potential for increased sentences for future offenses due to prior convictions
  • Social stigma and strained personal relationships
  • Difficulty in obtaining loans or financial aid for education
  • Potential for deportation or exclusion from entry for non-citizens

The Importance of Legal Representation

No matter the charges you face, securing a seasoned attorney can offer numerous benefits. Knowledgeable in the intricacies of criminal law and experienced in navigating the complex judicial system, an attorney can provide sound legal advice, build a robust defense strategy, help negotiate plea deals, and work tirelessly to protect your rights as you seek the best possible outcome.

An attorney not only brings legal expertise but also offers emotional support and reassurance in what may be one of the most stressful periods of your life.

Types of Criminal Defense Cases We Handle

The Law Office of John W. Noonan handles a wide range of criminal cases. As a firm, we strongly believe that everyone deserves dedicated, detail-oriented representation from a committed attorney. When a client hires us, we work to protect their rights and help them uncover all their legal options for defense.

Our criminal defense attorney handles cases involving:

  • DUI
  • Drug crimes
  • Felony crimes
  • Sex crimes
  • Violent crimes
  • Murder

At our firm, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of the accused. We are prepared to perform a thorough examination of your case and explore every possible defense strategy. As a firm, we have a reputation for advocating tirelessly for our clients. If you have been arrested, it is critical that you hire a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. At the Law Office of John W. Noonan, we are ready to take on your case and fight for your rights.

Call our Stanislaus County criminal defense attorney at (925) 886-4281 or contact us onlinefor a free consultation.

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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