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CaliforniaJuvenile Defense Lawyers in San Diego County, California

In the juvenile justice system in San Diego County, 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 San Diego County, 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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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 >
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cbls
California Board of Legal Specialization
Michael L Crowley
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

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 Real Estate Law and Business Law lawyer who attended University of San Diego School of Law... read more >
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nlc-lt
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Jessica C. McElfresh
Lifetime Member

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 >
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nbta
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Keith Howard Rutman
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

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 Law lawyer who attended Stanford Law School... read more >
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nbta
National Board of Trial Advocacy
John C. Lemon
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

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 Firearm and Weapon Charges lawyer who attended University of San D... read more >
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nlc-lt
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Michael Edward Cindrich
Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee

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 lawyer who attended Univ of San Diego School Of Law... read more >
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cbls
California Board of Legal Specialization
Michael Stephen Berg
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Samantha Greene

Samantha Greene
Sevens Legal, APC
3555 Fourth Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
Licensed for 17 years, Samantha Greene is a Criminal Defense and Child Custody / Visitation lawyer who attended Universitey of San Diego SO... read more >
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cacj
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Samantha Greene
Member

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 lawyer who attended Univ of San Diego School Of Law... read more >
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nacdl-lm
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Paul Henry Neuharth Jr
Life Member

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 >

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 Personal Injury lawyer who attended California Western 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 lawyer who attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law... read more >
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DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Christopher Paul Sohovich
Founding Member

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 Immigration Law and Workers Compensation lawyer who attended University of Arizona, School of L... 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 lawyer who attended Illinois IT Chicago-Kent College of... read more >
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nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
George Frederick Mueller
Member

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 lawyer who attended California Western School Of Law... read more >
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nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Michael D Kern
Member

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 >
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cdla
California DUI Lawyers Association
John R Rodriguez
Member

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 >
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cbls
California Board of Legal Specialization
Kurt David Hermansen
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

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 >

Patrick J McLain

Patrick J McLain
Patrick J. Mclain, Judge Advocate and Attorney at Law
110 West C Street #712
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 29 years, Patrick J McLain is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer... read more >
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tcdla
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Patrick J McLain
Member

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 Law lawyer who attended Univ of San Diego School Of Law... read more >
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cbls
California Board of Legal Specialization
Samantha Greene
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Mary Frances Prevost

Mary Frances Prevost
Law Office of Mary Frances Prevost
550 West "C" Street Suite 1830
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 27 years, Mary Frances Prevost is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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duidla-f
DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Mary Frances Prevost
Founding Member

Jeremy M Delicino

Jeremy M Delicino
Jeremy Delicino, LLC
835 5th Avenue 200 A
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 5 years, Jeremy M Delicino is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Yale University... read more >
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nlc-lt
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Jeremy M Delicino
Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee

Anton Vialtsin

Anton Vialtsin
Delicino & Vialtsin, LLP
1168 Union St., Suite 303
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 6 years, Anton Vialtsin is a Marijuana Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Nevada, Las Vegas... read more >
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nlc
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Anton Vialtsin
Member,
Legal Committee

George H Ramos Jr

George H Ramos Jr
George H. Ramos, Jr. & Associates
427 C St Suite 306
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 25 years, George H Ramos Jr is a Criminal Defense and White Collar Crime lawyer who attended Southwestern University School Of... read more >
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nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
George H Ramos Jr
Member

Vik Monder

Vik Monder
Monder Criminal Lawyer Group
424 F Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 7 years, Vik Monder is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Thomas Jefferson School Of Law... read more >
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ncdd
National College for DUI Defense
Vik Monder
General Member

Alex Ozols

Alex Ozols
Ozols Law Firm
8880 Rio San Diego Dr #22
San Diego, CA 92108
Licensed for 7 years, Alex Ozols is a Marijuana Law and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law... read more >

Kenneth Lance Rogers

Kenneth Lance Rogers
835 5th Ave Suite 307
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 11 years, Kenneth Lance Rogers is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended California Western School Of Law... read more >

Carlos Cristobal Ruan

Carlos Cristobal Ruan
551 3rd Ave
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Licensed for 26 years, Carlos Cristobal Ruan is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Univ of San Diego School Of Law... read more >
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nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Carlos Cristobal Ruan
Member

Maria Padgett

Maria Padgett
Maria Padgett Law Firm
402 West Broadway Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 9 years, Maria Padgett is a Criminal Defense and Estate and Probate Law lawyer who attended Benjamin N. Cardozo 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 >

Paul Adam Swiller

Paul Adam Swiller
1901 1st Ave Ste 228
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 13 years, Paul Adam Swiller is a Juvenile Defense and Child Welfare Law lawyer who attended UC Hastings College of the Law... read more >
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nacc
National Association of Counsel for Children
Paul Adam Swiller
Certified Specialist in Child Welfare Law

James Nelson Dicks

James Nelson Dicks
400 S Melrose Dr Ste 109
Vista, CA 92081
Licensed for 31 years, James Nelson Dicks is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Western State College of Law at Argosy Un... read more >
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cbls
California Board of Legal Specialization
James Nelson Dicks
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Marianne May David Barongan

Marianne May David Barongan
Children's Legal Services of San Diego
4801 Viewridge Ave
San Diego, CA 92123
Licensed for 17 years, Marianne May David Barongan is a Juvenile Defense and Child Welfare Law lawyer who attended California Western Schoo... read more >

Susan Elizabeth Lake

Susan Elizabeth Lake
Children's Legal Services of San Diego
4801 Viewridge Ave
San Diego, CA 92123
Licensed for 13 years, Susan Elizabeth Lake is a Juvenile Defense and Child Welfare Law lawyer who attended Santa Clara University School o... read more >

Kevin Toby Lemieux

Kevin Toby Lemieux
2221 Camino del Rio S STE 308
San Diego, CA 92108
Licensed for 16 years, Kevin Toby Lemieux is a Juvenile Defense and Child Welfare Law lawyer who attended California Western School of Law... read more >
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nacc
National Association of Counsel for Children
Kevin Toby Lemieux
Certified Specialist in Child Welfare Law

Michael N Pancer

Michael N Pancer
105 F St
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 50 years, Michael N Pancer is a White Collar Crime and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UCLA School of Law... read more >
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cbls
California Board of Legal Specialization
Michael N Pancer
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Robert Evans Boyce

Robert Evans Boyce
Boyce & Schaefer
934 23rd St
San Diego, CA 92102
Licensed for 41 years, Robert Evans Boyce is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Capital Univ Law School... read more >
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cbls
California Board of Legal Specialization
Robert Evans Boyce
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Lorraine Theresa Arrollado

Lorraine Theresa Arrollado
1660 Hotel Cir N Ste 200
San Diego, CA 92108
Licensed for 31 years, Lorraine Theresa Arrollado is a Juvenile Defense and Child Welfare Law lawyer who attended Thomas Jefferson School o... read more >
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nacc
National Association of Counsel for Children
Lorraine Theresa Arrollado
Certified Specialist in Child Welfare Law

Berta Elaine Zangari

Berta Elaine Zangari
1660 Hotel Cir N Ste 201
San Diego, CA 92108
Licensed for 18 years, Berta Elaine Zangari is a Juvenile Defense and Child Welfare Law lawyer who attended Baylor Law School... read more >

Pamela Jane Deavours

Pamela Jane Deavours
415 Laurel St
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 18 years, Pamela Jane Deavours is a Juvenile Defense and Child Welfare Law lawyer who attended California Western School of La... read more >
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nacc
National Association of Counsel for Children
Pamela Jane Deavours
Certified Specialist in Child Welfare Law

Mary Brigid Livingstone

Mary Brigid Livingstone
1660 Hotel Cir N Ste 450
San Diego, CA 92108
Licensed for 24 years, Mary Brigid Livingstone is a Juvenile Defense and Child Welfare Law lawyer who attended New England Law | Boston... read more >

Jill Suzanne Smith

Jill Suzanne Smith
PO Box 712876
San Diego, CA 92171
Licensed for 13 years, Jill Suzanne Smith is a Juvenile Defense and Child Welfare Law lawyer who attended California Western School of Law... read more >

Ezekiel E Cortez

Ezekiel E Cortez
550 C St Ste 790
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 35 years, Ezekiel E Cortez is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of San Diego School of Law... read more >
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cbls
California Board of Legal Specialization
Ezekiel E Cortez
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Tahra C Broderson

Tahra C Broderson
5530 Overland Ave Ste 170
San Diego, CA 92123
Licensed for 13 years, Tahra C Broderson is a Juvenile Defense and Child Welfare Law lawyer who attended University of San Diego School of ... read more >

Jan Edward Ronis

Jan Edward Ronis
Law Offices of Ronis and Ronis
105 W F St Ste 306
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 47 years, Jan Edward Ronis is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended California Western School of Law... read more >
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cbls
California Board of Legal Specialization
Jan Edward Ronis
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Brian Jude White

Brian Jude White
Attorney at Law
4320 Iowa St
San Diego, CA 92104
Licensed for 28 years, Brian Jude White is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Pepperdine University School of Law... read more >
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cbls
California Board of Legal Specialization
Brian Jude White
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Tanya Elizabeth Joyce

Tanya Elizabeth Joyce
5530 Overland Ave Ste 170
San Diego, CA 92123
Licensed for 26 years, Tanya Elizabeth Joyce is a Juvenile Defense and Child Welfare Law lawyer who attended Southwestern Law School... read more >

Cristina M Sanchez

Cristina M Sanchez
555 W Beech St # 300
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 16 years, Cristina M Sanchez is a Juvenile Defense and Child Welfare Law lawyer who attended California Western School of Law... read more >

Eric Paul Ganci

Eric Paul Ganci
350 Tenth Ave Ste 1000
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 10 years, Eric Paul Ganci is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law... read more >
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Manuel Armando Rios

Manuel Armando Rios
The Rios Law Firm
239 Laurel St Suite 101
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 29 years, Manuel Armando Rios is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Western State Univ... read more >
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nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Manuel Armando Rios
Member

Gretchen Christine VonHelms

Gretchen Christine VonHelms
105 F St FL 3
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 28 years, Gretchen Christine VonHelms is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Harvard Law School... read more >
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cbls
California Board of Legal Specialization
Gretchen Christine VonHelms
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

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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.



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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.


Criminal Defense Bar Association of San Diego

The CDBA is a non-profit voluntary organization of criminal defense lawyers in the greater San Diego area of California. The CDBA provides networking, training and quality continuing education opportunities to many of the top criminal defense in San Diego, CA. This respected organization helps attorneys defend their clients on misdemeanor, juvenile and felony charges throughout the various courthouses in San Diego County.


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