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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California Violent Criminal Offenses

Violent crimes are harshly punished in the state of California. If you have been arrested for committing a violent crime, you may be facing a prison term of 25 years to life or the death penalty, depending upon the individual circumstances of your case. A conviction of any of the following crimes will result in extremely serious penalties:

Arson, Assault, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Assault on a Police Officer, Battery, Child Abuse, Child Endangerment, Criminal Threats, Domestic Violence, False Imprisonment, Firearm Offenses, Gang-related Violence, Homicide, Kidnapping, Manslaughter, Murder, Rape, Resisting Arrest, Stalking, Unlawful Possession of Firearms, and Vehicular Manslaughter.

To determine whether or not a crime is classified as "violent" the following factors will be taken into account:

  • If the crime was intentional
  • If a firearm was used in conjunction with the crime
  • The degree of injury suffered by the victim

In the event that you are convicted of a violent crime you may have to pay expensive monetary fines, seek anger management classes, and serve a term in jail or prison. In certain cases, a violent crime conviction may result in the death penalty. Due to the serious legal repercussions, it is imperative that you hire an accomplished and aggressive violent crime defense attorney to represent your case. You have a lot at risk, and should not attempt to represent yourself when your freedom and future are in jeopardy.

Homicide cases, especially, require the experience and skill of a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who has successfully represented clients faced with homicide, manslaughter, and murder charges.

  • Los Angeles County
  • Orange County
  • San Bern / Riverside
  • San Diego County
  • Kern / Santa Barbara
  • Sacramento / Sonoma
  • Alameda / San Joaquin
  • Ventura County
  • Fresno / Santa Clara
  • Northern California


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Office Locations

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

Additional Offices in Counties throughout Southern, Central, and Northern California.

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