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CaliforniaJuvenile Defense Lawyers in Santa Cruz County, California

In the juvenile justice system in Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz 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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Jacqueline Goodman

Jacqueline Goodman
Law Offices of Jacqueline Goodman
712 N. Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92832
Licensed for 27 years, Jacqueline Goodman is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Western State College of Law at Argo... read more >

Mark K Rosenfeld

Mark K Rosenfeld
Law Office of Mark Rosenfeld
8200 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 200
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Licensed for 22 years, Mark K Rosenfeld is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended California Western School of Law... read more >

Tina Marie Barberi

Tina Marie Barberi
Law Offices of Tina M. Barberi, PC
7493 N. Ingram Ave Ste 103
Fresno, CA 93711
Licensed for 20 years, Tina Marie Barberi is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended California Western School of Law... read more >

Joshua P. Visco

Joshua P. Visco
Criminal Defense Attorney Josh Visco
8333 Foothill Blvd Suite 100
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Licensed for 15 years, Joshua P. Visco is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Thomas Jefferson School Of Law... read more >

Stephen G. Rodriguez

Stephen G. Rodriguez
Stephen G. Rodriguez & Partners
633 W 5th St, 28th Floor Suite 2874
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Licensed for 21 years, Stephen G. Rodriguez is a Juvenile Defense and Domestic Violence lawyer who attended The University of Texas School ... read more >

George Woodworth

George Woodworth
The Law Offices of George W. Woodworth
12100 Imperial Highway Suite #211
Norwalk, CA 90650
Licensed for 45 years, George Woodworth is a Criminal Defense and Juvenile Defense lawyer who attended Western State Univ... read more >

Ray Buenaventura

Ray Buenaventura
Buenaventura Law Firm
555 California Street Suite 4925
San Francisco, CA 94104
Licensed for 28 years, Ray Buenaventura is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Whittier Coll School Of Law... read more >

Scott Ronald Spindel

Scott Ronald Spindel
Law Office of R Spindel
16255 Ventura Boulevard Suite 1018
Encino, CA 91436
Licensed for 22 years, Scott Ronald Spindel is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law... read more >

Nafiz Ahmed

Nafiz Ahmed
Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys At Law
1922 The Alameda Ste 201
San Jose, CA 95126
Licensed for 16 years, Nafiz Ahmed is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Santa Clara University School of Law... read more >

Michael G. McKneely

Michael G. McKneely
Michael McKneely, Criminal Defense Lawyer
2300 Tulare Street Ste 115
Fresno, CA 93721
Licensed for 12 years, Michael G. McKneely is a White Collar Crime and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended McGeorge School Of Law Universi... 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 >

William C Makler

William C Makler
Law Offices of William C. Makler, P. C.
140 East Figueroa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Licensed for 25 years, William C Makler is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended McGeorge School Of Law University of the Pacific... read more >

Jonathan Gonzales

Jonathan Gonzales
Gonzales Law Office
1510 J Street Suite 125
Sacramento, CA 95814
Licensed for 10 years, Jonathan Gonzales is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended California State University at Chico... read more >

Dennise Henderson

Dennise Henderson
Law office of Dennise Henderson
1903 21st street
Sacramento, CA 95811
Licensed for 21 years, Dennise Henderson is a Marijuana Law and Juvenile Defense lawyer who attended Mc George school of Law UOP ... read more >

Shep Zebberman

Shep Zebberman
Zebberman Attorney at Law
16830 Ventura Blvd Suite 500
Encino, CA 91436
Shep Zebberman is a Criminal Defense and Juvenile Defense lawyer who attended University of LaVere College of Law... read more >

Tsion Chudnovsky

Tsion Chudnovsky
Chudnovsky Law
1933 South Broadway #1100
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Licensed for 11 years, Tsion Chudnovsky is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Loyola Law School... read more >

Jennifer Mouzis

Jennifer Mouzis
Law Offices of Jennifer Mouzis
331 J St Ste 200
Sacramento, CA 95814
Licensed for 23 years, Jennifer Mouzis is a Criminal Defense and Sex Crimes lawyer who attended McGeorge School Of Law University of the Pa... read more >

Gregory McMurray

Gregory McMurray
The Law Offices of Gregory I. McMurray, P.C.
1035 Santa Barbara Street Floor 2
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Licensed for 23 years, Gregory McMurray is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Col William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School Of... 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 >

Hendrick Crowell

Hendrick Crowell
Crowell Law Offices
1510 J Street Suite 230
Sacramento, CA 95814
Licensed for 20 years, Hendrick Crowell is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended McGeorge School Of Law University of t... read more >

Christopher Paul Sohovich

Christopher Paul Sohovich
Law Offices of Chris P. Sohovich
707 Broadway Suite 1800
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 >

Ron S. Bamieh

Ron S. Bamieh
The Law Offices of Bamieh & Erickson, LLC
692 Thompson Blvd
Ventura, CA 93001
Licensed for 29 years, Ron S. Bamieh is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Loyola University School Of Law... read more >

Gary M. C. Wong

Gary M. C. Wong
W&L Law Group, LLP.
1370 Valley Vista Drive, Suite 200
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Licensed for 6 years, Gary M. C. Wong is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Pepperdine University School of Law... read more >

Elia A Naqvi

Elia A Naqvi
The Law Offices of Elia Naqvi
600 W Santa Ana Blvd Suite 910
Anaheim, CA 92701
Licensed for 21 years, Elia A Naqvi is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Univ of Western Ontario... read more >

Robert G. Cummings

Robert G. Cummings
The Law Offices of Robert G. Cummings
2000 Broadway Street Suite 351
Redwood City, CA 94063
Licensed for 22 years, Robert G. Cummings is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended UC Hastings College of Law... read more >

Andrei Lapine

Andrei Lapine
Lapine and Forse
4075 Elventh St
Riverside, CA 92501
Andrei Lapine is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Michael Austin Hackard

Michael Austin Hackard
Hackard Law
10630 Mather Blvd.
Mather, CA 95655
Licensed for 45 years, Michael Austin Hackard is a Estate and Probate Law and Probate lawyer who attended McGeorge Law School, University o... read more >

Miranda McCroskey

Miranda McCroskey
Real Estate License Defenders
1432 Edinger Ave., Suite 240
Tustin, CA 92780
Licensed for 24 years, Miranda McCroskey is a Criminal Defense and Administrative Law lawyer who attended Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymo... read more >

Decio Rangel

Decio Rangel
Law Offices of Decio Rangel, Jr.
1600 Rosecrans Ave. Suite 400A
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Licensed for 25 years, Decio Rangel is a Criminal Defense and Domestic Violence lawyer who attended McGeorge School Of Law University of th... read more >

Sommer Salam

Sommer Salam
The Rodriguez Law Group
626 Wilshire Blvd Suite 460
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Licensed for 15 years, Sommer Salam is a Criminal Defense and Probation Violations lawyer who attended Chapman University School Of Law... read more >

Patricia Campi

Patricia Campi
Spaulding & Campi Criminal Attorneys
1380 Lead Hill Blvd, Suite 106
Roseville, CA 95661
Licensed for 30 years, Patricia Campi is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Ventura College 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 8 years, Matthew Shapiro is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended University of San Diego... read more >

Ronald Hedding

Ronald Hedding
Hedding Law Firm
16000 Ventura Blvd #1208
Encino, CA 91436
Licensed for 27 years, Ronald Hedding is a Marijuana Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended San Fernando Valley College of Law... read more >

Thomas P Hogan

Thomas P Hogan
The Law Offices of Tom Hogan
1207 13th St. #1
Modesto, CA 95354
Licensed for 36 years, Thomas P Hogan is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of California-Hastings College of... read more >

Stephen M. Garcia

Stephen M. Garcia
Garcia & Artigliere
2029 Century Park East Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Licensed for 35 years, Stephen M. Garcia is a Personal Injury and White Collar Crime lawyer who attended Loyola Law School... read more >

Michael Bialys

Michael Bialys
The DUI Man - Ventura Law Offices of Michael Bialys
1500 Palma Drive, 2nd Floor
Ventura, CA 93003
Licensed for 17 years, Michael Bialys is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Western State University College of Law... read more >

Joshua Glotzer

Joshua Glotzer
Joshua W. Glotzer, APC
714 W. Olympic Boulevard Suite 632
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Licensed for 26 years, Joshua Glotzer is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended California Western School Of Law... read more >

Alex Andryuschenko

Alex Andryuschenko
Los Angeles DUI Attorney Andryuschenko
3550 Wilshire Blvd, suit 1770
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Licensed for 18 years, Alex Andryuschenko is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Los Angeles School of Law... read more >

James P. Marion

James P. Marion
Cannabis Business Attorneys in California
1366 5th Avenue Suite 3
San Francisco, CA 94122
Licensed for 8 years, James P. Marion is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended California Western School of Law... read more >

Ese Omofoma

Ese Omofoma
The Omofoma Law Firm
555 West 5th Street, 35th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Licensed for 7 years, Ese Omofoma is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of California, Santa Barbara... 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 >

Crista Haynes

Crista Haynes
The Haynes Law Firm
631-B W. State Street
Redlands, CA 92373
Licensed for 10 years, Crista Haynes is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Univ of LaVerne College of Law... read more >

Javier Rios

Javier Rios
Javier Rios, San Jose Criminal Defense Attorney
1010 West Taylor Street
San Jose, CA 95126
Licensed for 34 years, Javier Rios is a Criminal Defense and Firearm and Weapon Charges lawyer who attended Univ of Michigan Law Sch... read more >

Ian Morse

Ian Morse
Appel & Morse
209 East Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Licensed for 22 years, Ian Morse is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Vanderbilt University School Of Law... 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 >

Eric D Davis

Eric D Davis
Eric D. Davis, Attorney at Law
20955 Pathfinder Rd, Suite #100
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Licensed for 22 years, Eric D Davis is a Criminal Defense and White Collar Crime lawyer who attended Pacific Coast Univ... read more >

Darryl Wayne Genis

Darryl Wayne Genis
Law Office of Darryl W Genis
3 W. Carrillo Street Suite 20
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Licensed for 41 years, Darryl Wayne Genis is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Andrew Bouvier-Brown

Andrew Bouvier-Brown
Law Office of Andrew Bouvier-Brown
21250 Hawthorne Blvd #500
Torrance, CA 90503
Licensed for 12 years, Andrew Bouvier-Brown is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UC Hastings College of Law... 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 >
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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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