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CaliforniaJuvenile Defense Lawyers in Oceanside, 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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Joni Kay Eisenstein

Joni Kay Eisenstein
Law Office of Joni K Eisenstein
207 N Ditmar St
Oceanside, CA 92054
Licensed for 26 years, Joni Kay Eisenstein is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Washington & Lee Univers... read more >

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 30 years, Virginia Louise Landry is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended National College for ... 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 47 years, Barry Thomas Simons is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving 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 35 years, Michael L Crowley is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of South Florida... read more >

Jessica C. McElfresh

Jessica C. McElfresh
McElfresh Law, Inc.
531 Encinitas Boulevard Suite 111
Encinitas, CA 92024
Licensed for 10 years, Jessica C. McElfresh is a Land Use and Zoning and Real Estate Law lawyer who attended University of San Diego School... read more >

Keith Howard Rutman

Keith Howard Rutman
501 West Broadway Ste 1650
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 30 years, Keith Howard Rutman is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Brandeis University... 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 19 years, John C. Lemon is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended Stanford Law School... 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 13 years, Michael Edward Cindrich is a Criminal Defense and Theft Crimes lawyer who attended University of San Diego School of... read more >

Richard Lawrence Duquette

Richard Lawrence Duquette
PO Box 5119
Oceanside, CA 92052
Licensed for 36 years, Richard Lawrence Duquette is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Western State Coll... read more >

Michael Gerald Hemming

Michael Gerald Hemming
Hemming Law APC
403 N Freeman St
Oceanside, CA 92054
Licensed for 13 years, Michael Gerald Hemming is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Western State College of Law at... 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 37 years, Michael Stephen Berg is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Univ of San Diego Schoo... read more >

Vikas Bajaj

Vikas Bajaj
Law Office of Vikas Bajaj, APC
1230 Columbia Street Suite 565
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 18 years, Vikas Bajaj is a Marijuana Defense and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... 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 13 years, Peter Francis Iocona is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Administrative Law lawyer who attended Whittier School of La... 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 29 years, Paul Henry Neuharth Jr is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Univ of San Diego School Of Law... read more >

Samantha Greene

Samantha Greene
Sevens Legal, APC
500 La Terraza Blvd., Suite 150
San Diego, CA 92103
Licensed for 17 years, Samantha Greene is a Criminal Defense and White Collar Crime lawyer who attended Universitey of San Diego SOL... read more >

Vincent John Tucci

Vincent John Tucci
Braden & Tucci
82 Discovery
Irvine, CA 92618
Licensed for 22 years, Vincent John Tucci is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Whittier Coll School Of L... read more >

Robert Louis Miller

Robert Louis Miller
Miller and Associates
5020 Campus Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Licensed for 24 years, Robert Louis Miller is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Western State College of... read more >

Todd Alan Landgren

Todd Alan Landgren
19782 MacArthur Blvd #225
Irvine, CA 92612
Licensed for 44 years, Todd Alan Landgren is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended UC Hastings College of th... read more >

Suzanne M. Ferguson

Suzanne M. Ferguson
Suzanne M. Ferguson, Attorney at Law
27475 Ynez Road Suite 283
Temecula, CA 92591
Licensed for 13 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 8 years, Jennifer Gerstenzang is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended National College of DUI ... read more >

Jeffrey Glenn Meeks

Jeffrey Glenn Meeks
3548 Seagate Way Suite 200
Oceanside, CA 92057
Licensed for 10 years, Jeffrey Glenn Meeks is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended BYU Law School... read more >

George Gedulin

George Gedulin
Gedulin Law
12636 High Bluff Drive Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92130
Licensed for 8 years, George Gedulin is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving 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 13 years, Christopher Paul Sohovich is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Thomas Jefferson S... read more >

Linda Kaye Frieder

Linda Kaye Frieder
Law Office of Linda K Frieder
15615 Alton Parkway Suite 450
Irvine, CA 92618
Licensed for 20 years, Linda Kaye Frieder is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended California Western School of Law... 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 6 years, Matthew Shapiro is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended University of San Diego... read more >

George Frederick Mueller

George Frederick Mueller
San Diego County DUI Law Center
4660 La Jolla Village Drive Suite 500
San Diego, CA 92122
Licensed for 30 years, George Frederick Mueller is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Illinois IT Chicago... read more >

William Mark Weinberg

William Mark Weinberg
Law Offices of William M. Weinberg
19200 Von Karman Ave Ste 300
Irvine, CA 92612
Licensed for 26 years, William Mark Weinberg is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Western State College ... read more >

Theresa Suzanne Hofmeister

Theresa Suzanne Hofmeister
Theresa Hofmeister, Attorney At Law
336 South Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
Licensed for 25 years, Theresa Suzanne Hofmeister is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Southwestern Law ... read more >

Michael D Kern

Michael D Kern
Kern Law, APC
5360 Jackson Dr. Ste. 218
La Mesa, CA 91942
Licensed for 15 years, Michael D Kern is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended California Western School Of ... read more >

John R Rodriguez

John R Rodriguez
The Rodriguez Law Firm
4540 Kearny Villa Rd. Suite 221
San Diego, CA 92123
Licensed for 22 years, John R Rodriguez is a Criminal Defense and Immigration Law lawyer who attended Norwich university... read more >

Elisabeth Anne Bowman

Elisabeth Anne Bowman
3784 Mission Ave Ste. 148, No. 606
Oceanside, CA 92058
Licensed for 29 years, Elisabeth Anne Bowman is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of San Diego School of Law... read more >

Rena Wallenius

Rena Wallenius
3186 Vista Way Ste 300
Oceanside, CA 92056
Licensed for 40 years, Rena Wallenius is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of San Diego School of Law... read more >

Marcus E Debose

Marcus E Debose
The San Diego Criminal Defense Pros
2534 State Stree #22
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 18 years, Marcus E Debose is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended University 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 16 years, Eliana Phelps is a Immigration Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended San Buenaventura University School of La... read more >

Thomas P. Matthews

Thomas P. Matthews
Law Offices Of Thomas Matthews
1010 2nd Ave #1710
san diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 27 years, Thomas P. Matthews is a Criminal Defense and Class Action lawyer who attended California Western School of Law... 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 26 years, Kurt David Hermansen is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Loyola of Los Angeles Law School... read more >

Terry Scott Allen

Terry Scott Allen
PO Box 2749
Oceanside, CA 92051
Licensed for 41 years, Terry Scott Allen is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Missouri School of Law... read more >

David L. Baker

David L. Baker
Law Offices of David Baker
419 19th Street
San Diego, CA 92102
Licensed for 25 years, David L. Baker is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended California Western School of Law... read more >

Nicholas J. Moore

Nicholas J. Moore
The Law Office of Nicholas J. Moore
101 W. Broadway Suite 1770
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 6 years, Nicholas J. Moore is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer who attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law... read more >

Edward C Chen

Edward C Chen
Law Offices of Edward C. Chen
1 Park Plaza Suite 600
Irvine, CA 92614
Edward C Chen is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Fowler School of Law - Chapman University... read more >

J. Mike Ivancie

J. Mike Ivancie
Ivancie Law Firm
3200 Fourth Avenue Suite 205
San Diego, CA 92103
Licensed for 10 years, J. Mike Ivancie is a Workers Compensation and International Law lawyer who attended University of Arizona, School of... 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 >

Chris Movafagh

Chris Movafagh
Mova Law Group
3262 Rosecrans St.
San Diego, CA 92110
Licensed for 4 years, Chris Movafagh is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Western State University College of Law... read more >

Erik Friis

Erik Friis
Superior Law Center
3160 Camino Del Rio S #300
San Diego, CA 92108
Licensed for 22 years, Erik Friis is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended California Western School Of Law... read more >

Gerald Edward Smith

Gerald Edward Smith
Law Offices of Gerald E. Smith P.C.
402 West Broadway #1500
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 25 years, Gerald Edward Smith is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Thomas Jefferson School ... read more >

Adam R. Stull

Adam R. Stull
Criminal Law Offices of Stull & Stull
23151 Moulton Pkwy
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Licensed for 25 years, Adam R. Stull is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended California Western School of Law.... read more >

Marlo Parago Cordero

Marlo Parago Cordero
The SoCal Law Network
23152 Verdugo Dr #201
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Licensed for 18 years, Marlo Parago Cordero is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Administrative Law lawyer who attended George Washington Uni... read more >

Justine Vincent Marren

Justine Vincent Marren
Wilkinson & Finkbeiner LLP
27555 Ynez Rd Suite 214
Temecula, CA 92591
Licensed for 17 years, Justine Vincent Marren is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended McGeorge School Of Law University of... read more >

Nick Oberheiden

Nick Oberheiden
550 W C St #1150
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 10 years, Nick Oberheiden is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Samantha Greene

Samantha Greene
Sevens Legal, APC
3555 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
Licensed for 17 years, Samantha Greene is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended Univ of San Diego School Of Law... 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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