Recent Results:

Client facing 15 years for Armed Robbery we proved misidentification Judge DISMISSED the case!

Client allegedly sold rock cocaine to undercover officer faced 10 years following our argument client received NO JAIL TIME!

Police allegedly discovered 3 bags of marijuana in client's glove box faced 6 years we filed a 1538.5 motion to suppress resulting in DISMISSAL of all charges!

Client's estranged girlfriend alleged Client broke into her room and choked her facing 14 years in State Prison we won at trial JURY ACQUITTAL.

Strike case: Client charged with possession of methamphetamine facing 25 years we filed a Romero Motion which was granted case REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR!

Client facing 3 life terms for multiple felony counts of Child Molestation and Sodomy with child we proved the charges were fabricated by victims mother DISMISSAL of all charges at preliminary hearing!

Client facing 5 years for possession of deadly weapon we negotiated a plea for NO JAIL TIME!

Multiple defendants each facing 7 years charged with smuggling prescription drugs into California from Mexico our client was the only defendant who received NO JAIL TIME!

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Q: Why I need a lawyer?

In all civil and criminal matters, it is always a good idea to consult a lawyer or seek counsel. In criminal cases you may think you are guilty and that seeing a lawyer cannot help your case, but that is not usually true.

Q: Do I need a lawyer's help if I am accused of a crime?

It is always in your best interest to consult a criminal defense lawyer as early as possible if you suspect you will be facing criminal charges.  Whether or not you believe you have been wrongfully accused, we can fight to protect your legal and constitutional rights and monitor the proceedings for legality and fairness.

Q: What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor?

The traditional definition of a felony is a crime that is punishable by a year or more in state prison. A misdemeanor is a crime that is punishable by a maximum fine of $1,000.00 and imprisonment of less than one year in county jail. A capital offense is a felony punishable by death. A strike is a serious or violent felony conviction, as defined by the Penal Code, which greatly increases penalties.

Q: Do I have to go to court?

Unless ordered by the court, a lawyer can make appearances for you on misdemeanor cases (with the exception of domestic violence misdemeanors). With pre-approved court permission and after special arrangements have been made, your appearance may be waived in some felony cases.

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Law Offices of David S. Chesley, Inc.
A Professional Law Corporation
4533 Van Nuys Boulevard, Second Floor
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

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