Take a break from the stress of city living, and come visit Oroville California!

The City of Oroville will be a thriving and vibrant Community with strong economic, recreational, and cultural opportunities, where you can live, work, and play, all in a day.

These reasons are why Rooney Law prides themselves on serving this community.

With Offices in Chico and Mt Shasta County, Our Lawyers are there to Protect. If You are being accused of a crime or are associated with a criminal investigation it is a daunting experience for anyone, even when they are completely void any wrongdoing. At Rooney Law Practice, our # 1 goal is to ensure that you receive the vigorous and compassionate legal counsel that you deserve in these challenging times. Our criminal defense attorney comes to you, assist you, and care. We also assist people in ALL the surrounding counties all throughout Northern California. The attorneys at Rooney Law also provide caring and understanding guidance in family law matters, ensuring that your unique and personal interests are well represented.

Here are some reasons you should strongly consider retaining Rooney Law for your legal needs.


When it pertains to a citizen’s right against unreasonable searches and seizures, for instance, the police generally must obtain a warrant before they may conduct a search. There are some exemptions to this, such as when a person provides consent for a search, the law enforcement agencies have probable cause to believe that illegal activity is underway, or the police are lawfully arresting a suspect while they are in their vehicle. If a proper warrant has not been obtained, and an exception to this rule does not apply, our Oroville and Butte County criminal defense lawyers can seek to have this evidence excluded from court. In some cases, tangible evidence obtained during a search may be the core of the prosecution’s case. Thus, if it is omitted, a defendant’s charges may be dropped or reduced.


One of the most common charges that California residents face is driving under the influence (DUI), also known as driving while intoxicated. Under California law, it is unlawful for a person to operate a motor vehicle when their blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08 percent or higher. Additionally, it is unlawful for any person under the influence of a controlled substance to operate a vehicle. The fines for DUIs often are costly, and a judge may also impose a jail sentence, order that you install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle, or suspend or revoke your driver’s license, which would cause a serious difficulty for you and your family. The potential penalties are more serious if someone was injured or killed because of the DUI or if this is not the driver’s first DUI. Retaining an experienced DUI lawyer can help you navigate the complex procedures involved in protecting your rights.

Marijuana Law

At Rooney Law Firm, we assist Northern California residents in defending against criminal investigations or charges involving marijuana crimes. We have extensive experience in this field of law. We are thoroughly qualified to help you understand California’s evolving marijuana laws and legalization. The state’s voters recently approved Proposition 64, which legalizes the possession and use of marijuana up to one ounce for personal use for those 21 or older. It allows residents to cultivate up to six plants per residence, as long as they are age 21 or older. The law also reduces the penalties for many incidences of sale, transportation, or cultivation of marijuana.

However, the laws are confusing and have different penalties for different persons. For example, while it is legal for a person over age 21 to possess not greater than 28.5 grams of marijuana legally, someone between the ages of 18 and 21 in possession of not more than 28.5 grams of marijuana may be accused of an infraction. Further, anyone over 18 years of age in possession of more than 28.5 grams of marijuana faces a misdemeanor charge and up to six months in county jail and a fine of up to $500. If the person is under 18 years of age, possession of more than 28.5 grams remains an infraction.

Since the passage of Proposition 64 prosecutors are seeking alternative ways to charge people found in possession of marijuana or cultivating marijuana in order to seek higher penalties. For example, the charges of maintaining a place for the purposes of sales, or conspiracy to cultivate marijuana remain felonies.

Family Law

Legal matters involving complex family dynamics and disputes may be complicated. At Rooney Law, we approach these sensitive matters with a compassionate and understanding mindset. We can help you with issues related to divorce, legal separation, child custody, child support, adoption, spousal support, or domestic violence, among others. For each of these matters, obtaining a court order or completing a few other legal action requires observance with specific rules and procedures. An experienced family law attorney can help you ensure that you satisfy these requirements to ensure that you build a stable future for your loved ones and you.

Juvenile Law

When a criminal investigation or charge includes a juvenile, California’s juvenile delinquency laws are implicated. In adjudicating a charge, the court will take into consideration a child’s age, the seriousness of the crime, and whether the child has a preexisting criminal record. The court may implement a wide variety of measures, including court control, probation, or detention in the Division of Juvenile Justice.
Contact a Knowledgeable Family, Juvenile, or Criminal Defense Lawyer that serves you in Butte County.

Regardless of the legal matter that you are facing, our attorneys at Rooney Law are ready to assist you.

Having provided specialized legal counsel to people in Oroville, we have substantial skill navigating California’s legal system and know what it takes to obtain a positive outcome in a variety of matters. Our attorneys offer a free consultation to help you learn about your rights and options. You can contact us online or in Chico at (530) 345-5678 or Mt Shasta at (530) 529-4357 for an appointment if you need the best criminal defense attorney, a DUI lawyer, support with California marijuana laws, or representation in a family or juvenile matter.

Criminal Defense

If you are worried that you may be facing prosecution, you should refrain from talking with the authorities until you have consulted an experienced attorney who has your best interests at heart. Criminal investigations may involve a wide variety of charges, such as drug crimes, theft, assault, domestic violence, and firearms offenses. Involving a criminal defense attorney in Oroville or Butte County or beyond sooner rather than later may have important implications for protecting your rights, including your right to ensure that any improperly obtained evidence is not admitted against you.