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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!
Client facing 5 years for possession of deadly weapon we negotiated a plea for NO JAIL TIME!
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!
Strike case: Client charged with possession of methamphetamine facing 25 years we filed a Romero Motion which was granted case REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR!
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.
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 allegedly sold rock cocaine to undercover officer faced 10 years following our argument client received NO JAIL TIME!
Client facing 15 years for Armed Robbery we proved misidentification Judge DISMISSED the case!
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 12 years: 2011. 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022…
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.
Call our experienced criminal Attorney in California so we can immediately help you or your loved one to avoid a conviction! Whether you are being charged with a case where you are facing a life sentence, a grave felony offense that carries a lengthy prison term, driving under the influence (DUI) charges, or misdemeanor allegations, allow us to do what we do best, and put our background, training and experience to work for you. We are available day and night to help you with your legal problems. Our California Attorneys primary goal is to efficiently and effectively help you with your legal needs. We will exceed your expectations by providing personalized and committed representation at every stage of the legal process.
Call our offices now to speak directly with a California’s criminal defense attorney or our California DUI lawyers who can assist you immediately. Our lines are open 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. All initial consultations are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL. We will take your calls after business hours, on weekends, and during holidays! (WE DO NOT REST!) If you or your loved one is ill, injured, paralyzed in the hospital from gunshot wounds (this happens pretty often actually), in jail, or are otherwise unable or unavailable to come to our offices, we will come to your home or office and meet with you.
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.
Rodrigo L. San Fernando, CA (Sherman Oaks Yelp Review)
I am truly pleased with my experience with the Law Offices Of David S Chesley. They answered all my questions and provided me with great advice and legal services. My case resolved quickly. Thank you!
Ricardo Esteves Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Google Places Review)
I left court yesterday with my last case being wrapped up. Two court appearances and that’s it. He represented me in a couple of different cases and was impressive to say the least. Always a phone call or text message away. Confident and aggressive when he needed to be. Calming and thorough when meeting with me. Attorney Chesley did exactly what he said he would and I got the results I needed. He seemed to know all the right people at the Temple Street courthouse. You can always get in contact with him quickly and he is a great lawyer. I highly recommend his legal services.
Erica Geller Ontario, CA (Ontario Facebook review)
My brother was given a very caring attorney that was assigned to his case and we had very helpful case managers throughout the process. I strongly recommend David Chesley to anyone who is in trouble. I called in to get help on my brothers case and right away I liked their service. My brothers charges were eventually dismissed after the attorney got him into a program, now he could go on without the trouble of having anything on his record
Elizabeth F. San Diego, CA (San Diego Google Places Review)
I retained Mr. Chesley and his firm and from the beginning they were extremely professional both in communicating the status of my case to me, explaining the situation as a whole, and just downright taking care of business. It was money well spent for a job well done. Thanks again to David and Melissa others that worked on my case. I recommend this firm to anyone in need of legal representation. Don’t just accept things the courts force on you, call this firm and protect yourself.
Leon Hanley Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Avvo review)
I contacted Mr. Chesley and his firm because some unfortunate events had left me in a jam. Detectives were demanding I testify or be prosecuted for a crime I didn’t commit. (I wasn’t involved or even at the scene of the alleged crime when it supposedly took place.) Mr. Chesley explained to me that he had been through similar situations with his clients before and understood exactly what was going on. His response to what took place was nothing short of amazing. No matter how small my concern, Mr. Chesley addressed it in a timely manner. He advocated for what is right and empathized with me in dealing with the Court system. After meeting with the supervising D.A. and providing alibi evidence he was able to get me out the situation. I’m very grateful to have found him.
Britanny Givens Newport Beach, CA (Newport Beach Google Places)
I hired David Chesley for my criminal defense in 2012. he was recommended to us for is success results and his low fees. David is very smart and his professional legal advice was honest & much appreciated during these stressful time. David’s knowledge, advice, and communication about what we were to expect was reassuring and beneficial to me. He charged me a reasonable flat rate and didn’t charge me any surprise fees. In my case David Chesley was able to negotiate with the prosecution attorney for the best result I could hope for. He had success at getting my criminal charges dismissed with the judges approval. You will not be disappointed if you hire The Law Offices of David S. Chesley.
Andrew A. North Hollywood, CA (Better Business Bureau review)
David is very professional, yet very casual. Although it is typically not easy to speak straight up with an attorney, he is very easy to talk to. He replied to my questions quickly and was available all hours. Not only did he get my case resolved with a dismissal, he went above and beyond and got me an expungement without me even requesting it. He never beats around the bush and tells you like it is. At the same time is willing to work overtime to get the results you request. I would use David’s services again in the future.
very satisfied being a client with the Law Offices of David Chesley.. Negin represented both my husband and I and got both our cases dis issued… Negin was on top of our cases she really cares and did everything she said she would do!!! thanks a lot Negin
I don’t write many reviews, however this time I had to share my admiration and appreciation for this firm. Attorney Negin Akhavan is definitely a person you want representing you in any criminal legal battle. She is the clear definition of the frace “is not what you know, but who you know ” she is not only knowledgeable, she also has the relationships with the right people. I couldn’t be happier with the results she was able to provide.
Thank you Negin.
An old felony charge came up, so I hired David and his team in June, and he got me a release on my own cognition on a felony charge in July which has never happened to me, and got it dismissed in October. He was responsive when I called and always kept me updated. Got my case dismissed, was easy to work and handled everything for me. He did an excellent job. I highly recommend David Chesley for any criminal defense.
They really helped me out in a timely manner. I had a drug charge from 16 years ago and they dealt with it quickly. I can’t recommend them enough. If you have a criminal charges check them out they are awesome.