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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!

    David S. Chesley - Criminal Defense Attorney Los Angeles

    California Criminal Defense Attorneys Law Offices of David S. Chesley

    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.

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    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.

    DUI Lawyer Los Angeles

    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.

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    Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Violent Offenses

    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.

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    Theft Lawyer California


    We have gotten many theft charges dismissed or reduced, including grand theft, petty theft, fraud, carjacking, commercial and residential burglary, robbery, extortion, and embezzlement.

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    Drug Crimes Lawyer California

    Drug Crimes

    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.

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    Sex Crimes Defense Attorneys Los Angeles

    Sex Crimes

    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.

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    Murder Defense Attorneys Los Angeles


    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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