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CaliforniaJuvenile Defense Lawyers in Carlsbad, California

In the juvenile justice system in California, the primary goal is to rehabilitate the child or teenager.


The juvenile justice system also protects the public. Important differences exist between the criminal justice system in adult courts and juvenile courts.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney for a juvenile court case in or around California, consider the attorney's training and experience with these types of cases.


Attorneys often provide a free consultation and charge a flat rate for attorney fees and costs for juvenile delinquency and criminal defense cases.


Many of the top juvenile defense attorneys in the United States belong to the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC). Created in 1999, NJDC supports criminal defense attorneys who represent children in juvenile court. In 2005, the National Juvenile Defender Center separated from the American Bar Association (ABA) to become an independent organization.


NJDC gives juvenile defense attorneys a platform to exchange information, build partnerships, improve advocacy skills and participate in the national debate over juvenile justice.


The mission of the NJDC is to "promote justice for all children by ensuring excellence in juvenile defense." Learn more about the NJDC.

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Virginia Louise Landry

Virginia Louise Landry
Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc.
23046 Avenida De La Carlota Suite 125
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Licensed for 32 years, Virginia Louise Landry is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended National College for DUI Defense, Inc... read more >

Vincent John Tucci

Vincent John Tucci
Braden & Tucci
82 Discovery
Irvine, CA 92618
Licensed for 24 years, Vincent John Tucci is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Whittier Coll School Of Law... read more >

Barry Thomas Simons

Barry Thomas Simons
Law Offices of Barry T. Simons
260 St Ann's Dr
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Licensed for 49 years, Barry Thomas Simons is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended New York Law School... read more >

Michael L Crowley

Michael L Crowley
Crowley Law Group
401 W "A" St Suite 925
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 37 years, Michael L Crowley is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of South Florida... read more >

Keith Howard Rutman

Keith Howard Rutman
501 West Broadway Ste 1650
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 32 years, Keith Howard Rutman is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Brandeis University... read more >

Carl Bradley Patton

Carl Bradley Patton
5857 Owens Ave Ste 300
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Licensed for 46 years, Carl Bradley Patton is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended California Western School of Law... read more >

Sean Fitzpatric Leslie

Sean Fitzpatric Leslie
1808 Aston Ave
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Licensed for 31 years, Sean Fitzpatric Leslie is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Univ of San Diego School Of Law... read more >

Deanna Lynn Lopas

Deanna Lynn Lopas
LOPAS LAW
450 South Melrose Drive
Vista, CA 92081
Licensed for 14 years, Deanna Lynn Lopas is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended McGeorge School Of Law University of the P... read more >

Jessica C. McElfresh

Jessica C. McElfresh
McElfresh Law, Inc.
531 Encinitas Boulevard Suite 111
Encinitas, CA 92024
Licensed for 12 years, Jessica C. McElfresh is a Marijuana Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of San Diego School of L... read more >

Michael Edward Cindrich

Michael Edward Cindrich
Law Offices of Michael E. Cindrich APC
750 B Street Suite 3300
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 15 years, Michael Edward Cindrich is a Criminal Defense and Firearm and Weapon Charges lawyer who attended University of San D... read more >

John C. Lemon

John C. Lemon
Law Offices of John C. Lemon, APC
1350 Columbia St Suite 600
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 21 years, John C. Lemon is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Stanford Law School... read more >

Peter Francis Iocona

Peter Francis Iocona
Peter F. Iocona, Attorney at Law & The SoCal Law Network
22982 La Cadena Dr #239
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Licensed for 15 years, Peter Francis Iocona is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Whittier School of Law... read more >

George Gedulin

George Gedulin
Gedulin Law
12636 High Bluff Drive Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92130
Licensed for 10 years, George Gedulin is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law... read more >

Vikas Bajaj

Vikas Bajaj
Law Office of Vikas Bajaj, APC
1230 Columbia Street Suite 565
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 20 years, Vikas Bajaj is a Marijuana Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

Anton Vialtsin

Anton Vialtsin
Delicino & Vialtsin, LLP
1168 Union St., Suite 303
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 8 years, Anton Vialtsin is a Marijuana Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Nevada, Las Vegas... read more >

Samantha Greene

Samantha Greene
Sevens Legal, APC
500 La Terraza Blvd., Suite 150
San Diego, CA 92103
Licensed for 19 years, Samantha Greene is a Criminal Defense and Child Custody / Visitation lawyer who attended Universitey of San Diego SO... read more >

Paul Henry Neuharth Jr

Paul Henry Neuharth Jr
The Law Offices of Paul H. Neuharth, Jr.
402 West Broadway, Suite 720
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 31 years, Paul Henry Neuharth Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Univ of San Diego School Of Law... read more >

Eliana Phelps

Eliana Phelps
The Law Offices of Eliana Phelps
25096 Jefferson Avenue B4
Murrieta, CA 92562
Licensed for 18 years, Eliana Phelps is a Immigration Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended San Buenaventura University School of La... read more >

Peter Michael Liss

Peter Michael Liss
Peter M. Liss, Criminal Defense Attorney
380 S Melrose Dr #301
Vista, CA 92081
Licensed for 38 years, Peter Michael Liss is a Criminal Defense and Domestic Violence lawyer who attended UC Berkeley School of Law... read more >

Robert Louis Miller

Robert Louis Miller
Miller and Associates
5020 Campus Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Licensed for 26 years, Robert Louis Miller is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Western State College of Law at Argosy U... read more >

Marcus E Debose

Marcus E Debose
The San Diego Criminal Defense Pros
2534 State Stree #22
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 20 years, Marcus E Debose is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended University of San Diego School of Law... read more >

Thomas P. Matthews

Thomas P. Matthews
Law Offices Of Thomas Matthews
1010 2nd Ave #1710
san diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 29 years, Thomas P. Matthews is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended California Western School of Law... read more >

Todd Alan Landgren

Todd Alan Landgren
19782 MacArthur Blvd #225
Irvine, CA 92612
Licensed for 46 years, Todd Alan Landgren is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended UC Hastings College of the Law... read more >

Suzanne M. Ferguson

Suzanne M. Ferguson
Suzanne M. Ferguson, Attorney at Law
27475 Ynez Road Suite 283
Temecula, CA 92591
Licensed for 15 years, Suzanne M. Ferguson is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of San Diego, School of Law... read more >

Jennifer Gerstenzang

Jennifer Gerstenzang
Gerstenzang Law
533 2nd Street #206
Encinitas, CA 92024
Licensed for 10 years, Jennifer Gerstenzang is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended National College of DUI Defense, Summer... read more >

Bryan Edward Mortlock

Bryan Edward Mortlock
1808 Aston Ave Ste. 235
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Licensed for 15 years, Bryan Edward Mortlock is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law... read more >

Christopher Paul Sohovich

Christopher Paul Sohovich
Law Offices of Chris P. Sohovich
750 B St Ste 2560
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 15 years, Christopher Paul Sohovich is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law... read more >

Alan Castillo

Alan Castillo
The SoCal Law Network
23152 Verdugo Dr #201
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Licensed for 27 years, Alan Castillo is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymount University... read more >

Linda Kaye Frieder

Linda Kaye Frieder
Law Office of Linda K Frieder
15615 Alton Parkway Suite 450
Irvine, CA 92618
Licensed for 22 years, Linda Kaye Frieder is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended California Western School of Law... read more >

Michael Stephen Berg

Michael Stephen Berg
The Law Offices of Michael S. Berg
401 West A Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 39 years, Michael Stephen Berg is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Univ of San Diego School Of Law... read more >

Jeffrey Scott Moriarty

Jeffrey Scott Moriarty
CA Expungement Law Office
5876 Owens Ave STE 100
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Licensed for 7 years, Jeffrey Scott Moriarty is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law... read more >

William Taylor Carss

William Taylor Carss
Law Offices of Ty Carss
390 Oak Ave
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Licensed for 19 years, William Taylor Carss is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended University of San Diego School of... read more >

J. Mike Ivancie

J. Mike Ivancie
Ivancie Law Firm
3200 Fourth Avenue Suite 205
San Diego, CA 92103
Licensed for 12 years, J. Mike Ivancie is a Immigration Law and Workers Compensation lawyer who attended University of Arizona, School of L... read more >

Joni Kay Eisenstein

Joni Kay Eisenstein
Law Office of Joni K Eisenstein
207 N Ditmar St
Oceanside, CA 92054
Licensed for 28 years, Joni Kay Eisenstein is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Washington & Lee University School Of La... read more >

Chris Movafagh

Chris Movafagh
Mova Law Group
3262 Rosecrans St.
San Diego, CA 92110
Licensed for 6 years, Chris Movafagh is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Western State University College of Law... read more >

Michael D Kern

Michael D Kern
Kern Law, APC
5360 Jackson Dr. Ste. 218
La Mesa, CA 91942
Licensed for 17 years, Michael D Kern is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended California Western School Of Law... read more >

John R Rodriguez

John R Rodriguez
The Rodriguez Law Firm
4540 Kearny Villa Rd. Suite 221
San Diego, CA 92123
Licensed for 24 years, John R Rodriguez is a Criminal Defense and Immigration Law lawyer who attended Norwich university... read more >

Erik Friis

Erik Friis
Superior Law Center
3160 Camino Del Rio S #300
San Diego, CA 92108
Licensed for 24 years, Erik Friis is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended California Western School Of Law... read more >

Paul Edwin Zellerbach

Paul Edwin Zellerbach
7566 Navigator Cir
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Licensed for 10 years, Paul Edwin Zellerbach is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended California Western School of Law... read more >

Adam R. Stull

Adam R. Stull
Criminal Law Offices of Stull & Stull
23151 Moulton Pkwy
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Licensed for 27 years, Adam R. Stull is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended California Western School of Law.... read more >

Shannean Lynn Specht

Shannean Lynn Specht
5927 Balfour Ct Ste 201
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Licensed for 7 years, Shannean Lynn Specht is a White Collar Crime and Premises Liability lawyer who attended California Western School of ... read more >

Matthew Shapiro

Matthew Shapiro
Law Offices of Matthew W. Shapiro APC
7676 Hazard Center Drive Suite 500
San Diego, CA 92108
Licensed for 8 years, Matthew Shapiro is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended University of San Diego... read more >

Kurt David Hermansen

Kurt David Hermansen
Law Office of Kurt David Hermansen
110 W "C" St Suite 1903
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 28 years, Kurt David Hermansen is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Loyola of Los Angeles Law School... read more >

John William Dillon

John William Dillon
Gatzke Dillon & Ballance
2647 Gateway Rd Ste 105
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Licensed for 7 years, John William Dillon is a Criminal Defense and Environmental Law lawyer who attended Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymo... read more >

Justine Vincent Marren

Justine Vincent Marren
Wilkinson & Finkbeiner LLP
27555 Ynez Rd Suite 214
Temecula, CA 92591
Licensed for 19 years, Justine Vincent Marren is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended McGeorge School Of Law University of... read more >

Sean Vahdat

Sean Vahdat
Law Offices of Sean S. Vahdat and Associates APLC
7700 Irvine Center Dr. #800
Irvine, CA 92618
Licensed for 16 years, Sean Vahdat is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Pacific West College of Law... read more >

Marc S. Kohnen

Marc S. Kohnen
The Law Office of Marc S Kohnen
1350 Columbia Street, #700
San Diego, CA 92101
Marc S. Kohnen is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer... read more >

Thomas Matthews

Thomas Matthews
Liberty Lawyers
110 W. C Street #1201
San Diego, CA 92101
Thomas Matthews is a Criminal Defense and Sex Crimes lawyer... read more >

Dominic Thomas Peterson

Dominic Thomas Peterson
5900 Pasteur Ct #200
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Licensed for 7 years, Dominic Thomas Peterson is a Contracts and Workers Compensation lawyer who attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law... read more >

Nick Oberheiden

Nick Oberheiden
550 W C St #1150
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 12 years, Nick Oberheiden is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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Juvenile Defense Specialty Areas

Board Certification

National Association of Counsel for Children - NACC is accredited by the ABA to certify attorneys as child welfare law specialists and works to improve the quality of legal representation of children in dependency, juvenile delinquency, and family law cases.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


California Attorneys for Criminal Justice

CACJ works to preserve due process and defend the rights of the accused while providing quality continuing legal education courses to criminal defense lawyers in the State of California.


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