At the Law Offices of David S. Chesley , we pride ourselves on providing excellent representation to our clients in California. We are more than 25 of the top (Avvo Rating “Superb” 10/10) criminal defense attorneys in the State of California, with over 50 years of Courtroom experience and we always achieve the best results for our clients! As FORMER JUDGES, PROSECUTORS and POLICE who once worked for the State of California we are very successful at getting our client’s cases DISMISSED on a daily basis. 95% of our DUI clients receive NO jail time! We are simply the best at what we do! We believe our RESULTS speak for themselves, check out our RECENT CASE RESULTS page for further details… Our criminal attorneys have been appearing daily in every court in the State of California for decades. Each of our attorneys is assigned one or two Courthouses. Judges and Prosecutors in the Court your case is held work with our attorneys daily and know our law firm and our attorneys on a first name basis. Come see why we have won Avvo’s Clients’ Choice Award for the last 7 years: 2011. 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017…
We are highly-skilled, aggressive, and knowledgeable criminal defense and DUI lawyers in California with extensive experience practicing criminal law. We successfully defend our clients against ALL TYPES OF MAJOR CRIME, SERIOUS FELONY, AND MISDEMEANOR CHARGES including: Violent Offenses, Theft Crimes, Drug Charges, DUI, Murder Cases, and Sex Crimes. Information about these charges can be found on the tabs listed above. It is extremely important that criminal charges are defended thoroughly and vigorously by our highly-skilled, professional, and experienced criminal attorney.
The right attorney can and will make the difference between a guilty plea and a dismissal of all charges. Without the work of an excellent lawyer, criminal charges are bound to have a significant long-lasting impact on a defendant’s life and will most likely change the quality of a defendant’s life forever. Hiring a skilled, aggressive, and experienced law firm is essential. Our client’s get the best results in their cases because we are excellent lawyers! We are well-connected in all of the courthouses and We are extremely persuasive, aggressive, relentless, and thorough, we know what we are doing, and have been practicing criminal defense for many years. Defendants are constantly being recommended and referred to us from past and present satisfied clients of our law firm. We also frequently receive new client referrals through the Court system, and from other attorneys in the criminal defense community who are familiar with the amazing results we have achieved for our clients.
Meet Defense Attorney David S. Chesley.
Working as a Criminal Defense Attorney in Los Angeles, California for over a decade, David S. Chesley has aggressively represented thousands of clients achieving the most favorable outcomes on their cases. David S. Chesley has assembled a team of experienced criminal defense attorneys and former prosecutors to represent you successfully in court. Having experienced attorneys that have worked on both sides of the law, gives us a competitive advantage over other law firms. Our attorneys understand the criminal system inside out and can successfully handle any criminal case including DUI-DWI, Violent crimes, Gang-related crimes, Sex crimes, and Homicide. Mr. Chesley and his team strive to obtain the best possible outcome in every case. At the Law Office of David S. Chesley, our team of Top criminal defense attorneys has only one agenda, which is to protect you, your freedom, and your rights.
Our Defense Attorneys are capable of handling DUIs, all misdemeanors, complex felonies, and juvenile cases in Los Angeles and throughout California. Having worked as prosecutors, police officers, and investigator in the past, the team of lawyers at the Law Office of David S. Chesley has in-depth knowledge of how the prosecution and investigation work which allow them to produce effective defense strategies. As your defense attorney, our lawyers can combine their expertise and experience to help you get back on your feet with as little damage as possible. Being accused of a crime is a traumatic experience, and most people are clueless and terrified in such situations. Our lawyers with their extensive courtroom experience and understanding of the process can help you at every phase of your case. Having cross-examined and questioned hundreds of ‘expert testimonies’ as prosecutors and defense attorneys, our lawyers can challenge and dismiss any scientific evidence or expert that is brought against you.
Even though we have some of the best Trial criminal defense lawyers in California, not every case should be taken to trial. Utilizing our negotiation skills, we try to resolve cases in the pre-trial stages through dismissal of charges and favorable plea bargain. We do not rely on official documents and evidence; instead, we conduct our own investigation. We have a team of independent investigators and experts that questions the witness, sift through the evidence and bring out relevant details that can convince the jury or the judge of your innocence in the case. By examining all available defenses in the case and working on the most reliable alternative, we ensure that the jury hears your side of the story. It is especially crucial in DUI and criminal cases where the system and jury are inclined towards punishing you even for a crime that you did not commit.
Criminal accusations are hostile and can put your freedom, reputation, and career at risk. Apart from fines, the state has imposed strict penalties including jail time and mandatory enrollment in community welfare. If convicted, the charges can become a part of your permanent criminal record. In this situation, the best approach is to hire a criminal defense lawyer that can do the followings for you:
- Understand the complexity of your case
- Able to closely work with you to find out the details of the case
- And, can put his experience and knowledge to work to come up with a strong narrative.
To be protected from the system, you need to hire one of our experienced California criminal defense lawyers.
Areas of Practice
Driving Under Influence
Also referred to as driving while intoxicated (DWI), driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs is a serious criminal charge that we can defend you against.
We often win cases where clients
are charges with violent assault and battery, domestic violence, kidnapping, gang-related offences, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and firearm offenses.
We have gotten many theft charges dismissed or reduced, including grand theft, petty theft, fraud, carjacking, commercial and residential burglary, robbery, extortion, and embezzlement.
Possession or possession for sale, distribution or manufacture of methamphetamine, heroine, cocaine, marijuana, or ecstasy and these charges are most often the product of illegal search or seizure, and are often successfully disputed.
It is very common for people to be falsely accused of prostitution, lewd acts with a minor, child molestation, indecent exposure, sex trafficking, and rape. We are successful in defending these cases.
First degree murder, second degree murder, voluntary or involuntary manslaughter are often cases of mistaken or misunderstood identity and can be won or reduced with the use of proper defenses or alibis.
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